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New England Journal Highlights DRI’s Historic Islet Transplant 04.21.2010

This week's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine features a letter to the editor announcing the historic islet transplant performed last year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the help and guidance of the Miller School's Diabetes Research Institute. The letter reports how a U.S. Air Force airman critically wounded in Afghanistan became the first known recipient of a successful islet transplant...

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Miller School Students Honor Faculty Members with 2010 George Paff Teaching Awards 04.19.2010

Before a dozen faculty members were recognized with the 2010 George Paff Teaching Awards, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., associate dean for undergraduate medical education, presented a slide show to remind award recipients and other audience members of Paff’s impressive career as a Miller School educator.

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Amir Jaffer, M.D., Honored with Society of Hospital Medicine’s 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award 04.15.2010

Amir K. Jaffer, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Miller School and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, has been honored with the Society of Hospital Medicine's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Philadelphia-based society recognized Dr. Jaffer at its 2010 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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UM Miller School of Medicine Ranks in Top 50 of U.S. Medical Schools 04.15.2010

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has climbed four spots to No. 47 in the 2011 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" published by U.S. News & World Report. "This prestigious ranking from U.S. News is further evidence of the high caliber of our students, our education and the research being conducted at the Miller School of Medicine," said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

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Researchers Identify New Gene Associated with Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s 04.14.2010

A gene that appears to increase a person's risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of the disease, has been identified by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Research Published on use of Mild Hypothermia in Spinal Cord Injuries 04.12.2010

A study published by researchers from the Miller School's Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis offers evidence that the use of mild hypothermia is both a safe and potentially effective strategy in acute spinal cord injury. More than two years ago, NFL player and former Miami Hurricane Kevin Everett suffered a spinal cord injury and many believed he would never walk again.

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Statue Honoring Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr. Unveiled at Gala Reception 04.09.2010

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center wrote another chapter in its history Thursday evening, unveiling a bronze statue of its benefactor, the late Harcourt M. Sylvester Jr. A crowd of more than seventy people — including Sylvester's daughters, Jayne Malfitano and Laura Cameron — gathered in the courtyard just outside the cancer center for the event. Joan Scheiner, chairman of the Sylvester Board of Governors...

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Sylvester Surgeons Perform First Removal of Throat Cancer in South Florida Using Surgical Robot 04.08.2010

Surgeons from the Department of Otolaryngology at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System have performed the first removal of throat cancer in South Florida using a surgical robot. The operation was performed March 22nd at the University of Miami Hospital by Francisco Civantos, M.D.

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Miller School Pediatric Researchers Find Children with HIV Benefit From Exercise 04.08.2010

Children and adolescents infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, can benefit from a structured exercise program, according to findings by pediatric researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The new NIH-funded research was published in the March issue of the journal _AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses_.

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Two Miller School Faculty Members Elected to Prestigious ASCI Honor Society 04.06.2010

Two Miller School of Medicine physician-scientists have been elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies.

Read more about Maria Abreu, M.D., and Myles Wolf, M.D. »

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