UMH Welcomes the New Behavioral Health ER 09.13.2011
The string of grand openings for new, refurbished or expanded clinical units at University of Miami Hospital continued this month with a celebration of the new Behavioral Health Emergency Room, and the expansion of psychiatric and behavioral health services across UHealth.
The Miller School’s Jochen Reiser, M.D., Ph.D., chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, has made another important discovery in the fight against progressive kidney disease, this one published in the September 12 online edition of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Research led by a Miller School team has unearthed new findings showing that activating a specific integrin—one of the receptors that mediate attachment between a cell and surrounding tissue and play a role in cell signaling—could lead to more therapies for fighting inflammatory and autoimmune diseases that afflict millions of people worldwide.
The Miller School is the No. 1 medical school in the country for Hispanic students, according to Hispanic Business magazine’s 2011 report on the Top 10 Medical Schools for Hispanics. Since 2006, the Miller School has ranked in the top 5, and for the past two years was ranked No. 2.
Two researchers from the Miller School’s Center for Computational Science contributed to a study published in the prestigious journal Nature that could lead to the development of novel, safer drugs to combat type 2 diabetes.
Medical Human Resources Has Moved 09.06.2011
Medical Human Resources has moved to Dominion Tower, suite 302.
September is National Preparedness Month 09.06.2011
September is National Preparedness Month, an ideal time for all UM employees to review basic preparedness information and assure their work places and their homes are ready for emergencies and disasters by reviewing the University’s comprehensive Prepare website.
Transplant Surgeons and Diabetes Researcher Present Breakthroughs at International Meeting 09.06.2011
Research on pancreas transplantation from three Miller School faculty members who have been at the forefront of innovative immunosuppression protocols for kidneys and kidney-pancreas transplantation was featured prominently at the International Pancreas and Islet Cell Transplant Association meeting, held in Prague in June.
The Miller School’s Mauricio Cohen, M.D., associate professor of medicine, is the 2011 recipient of the distinguished “Stop Heart Disease Researcher of the Year” award bestowed by the Florida Heart Research Institute for research that advances the diagnosis and/or treatment of cardiovascular disease.
A nationally recognized leader in innovations in health care, Jonathan "Jack" Lord, M.D., will join the University of Miami in September as chief innovation officer and professor of pathology at the Miller School of Medicine.