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UM’s Stem Cell and Diabetes Research Institutes Co-Sponsor World Stem Cell Summit 12.15.2011

The Miller School’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute and Diabetes Research Institute will be taking the lead on the world stage of stem cell research, uniting with the Genetics Policy Institute to co-sponsor and organize the world’s largest and most comprehensive multi-track interdisciplinary stem cell conference.

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Resident Scholarly Activity Program Seeks New Mentors to Expand Its Success 12.13.2011

In 2007, the Department of Medicine established the three-year Resident Scholarly Activity Program, or RSAP, to give internal medicine residents experience in the arduous research process, from developing and investigating an idea to presenting the conclusion at a national meeting or publishing it in a peer-reviewed journal.

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LDI Celebrates UM Hospital’s Improvement Award 12.13.2011

The final 2011 gathering of the quarterly Leadership Development Institute kicked off on a high note last week when Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., announced that University of Miami Hospital received one of Press Ganey’s Top Improver Awards.

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With Pushing, Prodding and Love, Diabetes Program Graduates Its First Class 12.13.2011

The intervention component of the NIH-funded Miami Healthy Heart Initiative study, Cariño, which means affection in Spanish, pairs community health workers, or CHWs, with Latino or Hispanic patients at Jackson’s Ambulatory Care Center who have poorly controlled diabetes and are at risk for cardiovascular disease.

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Hybrid Catheterization Lab Brings Next-Generation Technology to University of Miami Hospital 12.12.2011

University of Miami Hospital and Miller School of Medicine leadership, staff, supporters and members of the media gathered at the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Cardiac Catheterization Lab Friday, December 9, for the unveiling of UMH’s new state-of-the-art hybrid catheterization laboratory.

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Research Shows BMI and Waist Size Signal Cardiovascular Risks in Preschoolers 12.08.2011

A Miller School childhood obesity research team has published a landmark, population-based study showing that multiethnic children as young as 3 who have elevated body mass indexes and large waistlines are already at risk for cardiovascular disease and facing a potentially dire future.

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Expertise Sets Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Apart 12.07.2011

To be recognized among the best academic health systems nationwide requires excellence in education, research and patient care. So it was no surprise when Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., took the helm of the Miller School in 2004, the highly regarded cardiologist began to search for distinctive faculty who could offer the kind of advanced care that would attract patients across the region, the country and the world.

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Dolphins Cycling Challenge Raises Over $1 Million for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center 12.06.2011

The second annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge fulfilled its mission of doubling the first year’s fundraising goal. At Sunday’s Dolphins game, the Miami Dolphins Foundation presented a check for $1,070,000 from the Dolphins Cycling Challenge to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The amount is one of the largest gifts ever to Sylvester from a single event.

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Miller School Lymphoma Expert Wins Grant for Mantle Cell Lymphoma Research 12.06.2011

The Miller School’s Izidore Lossos, M.D., professor of medicine, was among eight lymphoma experts from the U.S. and Europe to receive a Lymphoma Research Foundation (LRF) grant to investigate new treatments for follicular and mantle cell lymphomas.

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Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Named to Distinguished Miller Professorship 12.06.2011

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., a faculty member for more than 20 years and an internationally recognized expert in aging and care giving and intervention research, has been appointed to the esteemed position of Leonard M. Miller Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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