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NIH Applicants: Submit Your Specific Aims Page for Speed Mentoring Review 05.02.2011

Researchers who are thinking about submitting a proposal to the NIH can have their specific aims page reviewed by senior colleagues with successful NIH experience during a speed mentoring event. The event will be scheduled during the week of May 23.

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Join Dr. Richard Lee for a Special Presentation Showcasing the Vision Van’s Eye Mission in Japan 05.02.2011

Join Dr. Lee and Kazuo Tsubota, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of ophthalmology at Keio University School of Medicine in Japan, for a 30-minute presentation on Thursday, May 5, at noon at Bascom Palmer’s Retter Auditorium. They will share photos and their experiences obtained while servicing the tsunami-devastated coastal communities. Hear inspiring stories on the successes and challenges of the relief mission.

Study Finds Two Eye Drugs Equally Effective 04.29.2011

An NIH study finds that Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for the treatment of AMD.

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Sylvester’s WellBeingWell Conference Draws Hundreds with Focus on Healthy Aging 04.28.2011

An estimated 600 guests attended the 2011 WellBeingWell symposium held at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami on April 26. Hosted by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the day-long conference focused on healthy aging and integrative medicine.

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Annual General Faculty Meeting Tonight 04.27.2011

President Donna E. Shalala, Provost Thomas LeBlanc and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., will host the annual General Faculty Meeting tonight, Tuesday, May 24, from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium.

Staff Survey Deadline Extension 04.26.2011

The staff survey has been extended through Tuesday, April 26, to ensure that everyone has had the opportunity to voice their opinion and help improve our work environment at the Miller School.

Center on Aging Offers Assistance for Caregivers and Older Adults 04.26.2011

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and director of the Center on Aging, hosted the grandparents UM Mascot Sebastian the Ibis at the Center on Aging so they could learn more about ongoing projects, undergo a memory evaluation at the UM Memory Disorders Clinic and participate in a research study on caregiving.

UM Surgeon Publishes Findings About Gastric Bypass Surgery and Adjustable Gastric Banding 04.26.2011

Recent findings from the Department of Surgery at the Miller School were published in the April edition of the _Journal of the American College of Surgeons_. The study led by Nestor de la Cruz-Munoz, M.D., associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, shows that bariatric surgery results in significant and dramatic weight loss and improved fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c l

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From Tykes to Teachers, UM Nutrition Initiatives Impress Site Visitors 04.22.2011

The 3- and 4-year olds at Kids Kollege preschool in Miami Springs showed off their nutrition smarts to some special guests on April 20 – UM President Donna E. Shalala and two other former Cabinet secretaries – who watched the youngsters talk, sing and dance about the function of their hearts, kidneys, brains, bones, and yes, even their intestines.

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Dr. Barth Green Earns More Recognition for His Work in Haiti 04.21.2011

In recognition of his unwavering dedication to neurosurgical science and his exemplary humanitarian efforts in Haiti for the past 20 years, Barth A. Green, M.D., professor and chair of neurological surgery, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Humanitarian Award of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The award was presented to Dr. Green on April 13.

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