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Miller School Researchers Design a New Model for Global Vascular Risk and Prevention 11.30.2009

Cardiovascular diseases and stroke remain the number one and three killers in the United States, and finding ways to reduce risk and prevent disease onset is essential. Few risk models are currently available that predict heart attack, stroke, or vascular death in an ethnically diverse population, and most models do not fully include behavioral risk factors.

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For First Time, Study Proves Stem Cell Therapy for Heart Patients Is Safe 11.30.2009

An FDA-approved clinical trial is the first to show that treating patients with adult stem cells after a heart attack is safe and that it appears to repair damaged heart tissue. Results of the study are published in the December 8 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Department of Pediatrics ‘Families First’ Program Wins Excellence Award 11.24.2009

The 'Families First Network,' a Department of Pediatrics program that's funded by The Children's Trust and uses extensive community-based partnerships to serve families with young children, was awarded the 2009 Excellence Award for Early Childhood Programming "for providing exemplary culturally competent, interactive and strength-based curriculum and services to a broad and diverse population of children...

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HIV-Infected Children on Multiple Antiretroviral Drugs Could Suffer Heart Damage 11.24.2009

One of the big questions surrounding the use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) for patients, especially children, with HIV has been the risk of long-term complications. New findings from research headed by Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., professor and chairman of pediatrics and associate executive dean for child health at the Miller School, show the hearts of HIV-positive children treated with this multi-drug...

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Technology showcase wows investors with breadth of UM discoveries 11.20.2009

Standing by the poster that represented research from their team at the Diabetes Research Institute, Miller School researchers Margarita Nieto, M.D., and Samuel Rosero, M.D., proudly repeated the same information to potential investors and visitors at the UM Innovation Technology Showcase.

Look through a photo gallery from the event »

Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Helped Save His Life 11.18.2009

The thank you meeting between 21-year-old cancer survivor Steven Guarin and veteran Miller School cancer researcher Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., lasted only 30 minutes, but was nearly two decades in the making. In the early '90s, Podack, Sylvester distinguished professor and chairman of microbiology and immunology, created the antibody that is a key component of SGN-35, a potential new drug that vanquished Steven's...

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UM Miller School of Medicine Names New Chair of Psychiatry 11.05.2009

One of the world's leading experts in the field of psychiatry, Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., is joining the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth – University of Miami Health System, as professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Nemeroff spent the past 18 years building the psychiatry department at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta into one of...

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Miller School, UHealth Partner with Charities to Launch Clinics 10.29.2009

For many years, the Miller School of Medicine has provided compassionate health care that has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people in Overtown. That longstanding relationship, built on the Miller School's commitment to the community, took another leap forward today with the announcement of a new clinic at the Overtown Youth Center (OYC), born through a partnership among the OYC, Alonzo Mourning Charities...

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A Decade Later, Lifestyle Changes or Medication Still Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk 10.28.2009

After following participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study for 10 years, researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at 26 other medical centers in the United States conclude that intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 34 percent compared with placebo in people at high risk for the disease. Results of the study...

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