Surprising their husband and father, Hortensia Berrocal and her daughters Nina Berrocal, M.D., associate professor of clinical ophthalmology, and Maria Berrocal, M.D., joined faculty and staff at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute this month to dedicate the newly renovated Jose Berrocal Auditorium in honor of the very first fellow to train under the Institute’s founder.
Activating GHRH Receptor Shown to Stimulate Cardiac Damage Repair After Myocardial Infarction 12.26.2011
A collaborative study by several physician-scientists from the Miller School demonstrates that a growth hormone-releasing hormone agonist (GHRH-A) reverses damage to the heart and enhances recovery following a myocardial infarction.
The lunchtime musings of two graduate students from adjacent labs at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) have led to the award of one of the Miller School’s more unusual NIH grants – for a $2.11 million study on how to improve neuron survival and function after optic nerve stroke using research already conducted on the heart.
The Healthy Start Coalition of Miami-Dade recognized the University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital and other institutions this month for contributing to the county-wide effort to decrease infant mortality, which dropped to its lowest rate in county history last year, and to improve programs for prenatal, postnatal and infant health care and education.
Kevin Park, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery at the Miller School’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and colleagues published a manuscript in the prestigious journal Nature that demonstrates that the deletion of two genes promotes continued and significant axon regeneration following injury.
Holiday Submission Deadlines 12.20.2011
The Miller School will be closed on Monday, January 2, for New Year's Day. Therefore, the deadline for the January 3 issue of e-Update will be Wednesday, December 28, by noon.
Tracie L. Miller, M.D., professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Clinical Research, published two major multicenter studies this month that found HIV-positive children exposed to antiretroviral drugs in utero or at birth are at higher risk for developing premature cardiovascular disease.
Acting on the findings of an international research panel that included a member of the UM Ethics Programs, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues has concluded that current rules and regulations provide adequate safeguards to protect against the kind of research atrocities that occurred on human subjects in Guatemala in the late 1940s.
Surrounded by friends, family, and UM and Miller School leadership, Nicholas Namias, M.D., professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Trauma, accepted the Robert Zeppa Endowed Chair in the Division of Trauma at a December 14 ceremony on the Miller School campus.
The University of Miami has been ranked No. 1 by Worth Magazine as the most fiscally responsible nonprofit organization in the country. “We’re delighted that the University of Miami has again received major recognition for its outstanding philanthropic stewardship,” said UM President Donna E. Shalala.