Major Advance in Hepatitis C Therapy 08.26.2010
In what’s being called the start of a new era in treating hepatitis C, a team that includes a leading Miller School physician has discovered a drug that appears to dramatically increase the success of standard therapy. For decades, patients with hepatitis C have faced an unpleasant reality: the standard therapy is effective in only 40 percent of cases and the side effects of the lengthy regimen can be debilitating.
In a visit to the Ryder Trauma Center on Friday, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson vowed to continue his efforts to secure funds for the critical care and rehabilitation hospital the Global Institute and Project Medishare established in Port-au-Prince after Haiti's devastating earthquake.
Charles W. Luetje, Ph.D., has been named Chairman of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology at the Miller School. Dr. Luetje, who has served as interim chair since 2008, joined the Miller School faculty in 1991. He was vice chair of the department from 2004 to 2008.
Dr. Barth Green Receives Humanitarian Award 08.19.2010
Barth A. Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, received the Florida Association of Nonprofit Organization's prestigious Lawton's Heart Humanitarian Award last night for his lifetime devotion to humanitarian during an award ceremony at the organization's annual conference in Fort Lauderdale. Founded 20 years ago, FANO represents Florida's non-profits.
UM Researchers Co-Author First Set of Studies for the NIH’s National Study of Hispanic Health 08.18.2010
Less than four years after the NIH launched the largest long-term health study of Hispanic/Latino populations, researchers at the four sites, including the University of Miami, have published their first papers. The research appears in the August issue of Annals of Epidemiology.
Four months after the Miller School earned the No. 47 spot on U.S. News & World Report's 2011 list of "America's Best Graduate Schools," the University of Miami achieved the same ranking on the magazine's 2011 list of "America's Best Colleges." Ascending 20 spots over the past nine years, UM is now the highest-ranked Florida school on the list.
Physicians performing percutaneous coronary interventions (angioplasty) frequently encounter a number of challenges during the procedure. Among the complications is retroperitoneal hematoma, the pooling of blood just outside the abdominal cavity — a condition associated with high mortality and morbidity.
As the Miller School's newest medical students embark on their paths to earning M.D.s, they will find that studying medicine is challenging and rewarding – and a privilege. Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt welcomed the Class of 2014 to the Miller School and reminded the freshmen they were beginning an education that would allow them to join the ranks of one of the most respected professions.
Among the students in the Miller School's new Class of 2014 is Gabriella Polyak, a Miami native fluent in Russian who has yearned to be a doctor since she was a child. There's also Angela Hippeli, a Spanish-speaker from Pennsylvania who spent time in Ecuador; she is sure she chose medicine when she was seven.
Dozens of students from public and private high schools in Miami-Dade and Broward counties attended a Student Ambassador Seminar on Friday at University of Miami Hospital. The leadership of UHealth Sports Medicine invited the students to attend the day-long event designed to help them develop leadership skills they can share with their classmates.