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Heart Valve Tested at UM Shows Promising Results in Clinical Trial 09.22.2010

The dramatic results of a clinical trial using a new minimally invasive valve replacement intervention that's performed using catheters at select institutions around the country – and only at the University of Miami Hospital in Florida – have just been published online in _The New England Journal of Medicine_.

Listen to Dr. O'Neill talk about the trial results »

Glaser Research Awards Honor Miller School’s Rising Stars 09.21.2010

Seventy Miller School faculty, including several department chairs and center and institute directors, gathered in the Clinical Research Building last week to honor this year's winners of the Stanley J. Glaser Research Awards and hear presentations from last year's winners.

See this year's Glaser Awards recipients »

Senator Nelson Helps Secure $5.6 Million for The Miami Project 09.21.2010

On Monday, U.S. Senator Bill Nelson delivered the good news that a key Senate panel has approved $5.6 million for The Miami Project's advanced research into spinal cord and traumatic brain injury, the hallmark injury of U.S. soldiers serving overseas.

Read more about The Miami Project »

Pediatric Researchers Publish Study on Heart Disease in Children 09.20.2010

New findings from the Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Registry published online ahead of print in Circulation Heart Failure, a journal of the American Heart Association, provide information that could impact the diagnosis and natural progression of cardiomyopathy, a weakened or abnormal heart muscle.

Read more about cardiomyopathy »

President Shalala Honored with Nelson Mandela Award 09.17.2010

University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala has been awarded the 2010 Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights. Shalala, who served as U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services in the Clinton administration, received the award on Thursday, September 16 at a ceremony and dinner at Blair House hosted by the current U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Read more about President Shalala »

Disparities in Kidney Disease Linked to Diet 09.16.2010

Racial disparities in kidney disease outcomes are among the most glaring in the U.S. health system in that blacks are up to four times more likely to progress to end stage renal disease than whites, and have much higher rates of cardiovascular disease and mortality in early chronic kidney disease.

Read more about this Miller School study »

Haiti Prime Minister Thanks UM/Jackson for Earthquake Aid 09.16.2010

On a visit to Miami eight months after a catastrophic earthquake devastated his country, Haitian Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, was visibly moved Wednesday after touring Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Read more about Prime Minister Bellerive's visit »

Lancet Oncology Study Bears Hope for Young Cancer Survivors 09.16.2010

A new study published online today ahead of print in _Lancet Oncology_ on its fast track shows that using dexrazoxane – an iron chelator that reduces free-radical injury in some settings – to prevent heart damage in young cancer patients during chemotherapy provides long-term cardioprotection without compromising cancer treatment.

Read more about this new cancer study »

Miami Dolphins and Miller Ride to Benefit Sylvester 09.14.2010

Donning helmets and cycling gear, UM President Donna E. Shalala and Miami Dolphins CEO Mike Dee rode bikes onto the Schoninger Research Quadrangle Monday to announce a two-day, 30- to 170-mile, tri-county bike ride to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center this November.

Read more about the Dolphins Cycling Challenge »

Hyundai Gift Seeds Miller School Cancer Program 09.13.2010

With grateful survivors of childhood cancer in the audience, officials of Hyundai Motor America presented the Department of Pediatrics with a check for $100,000 last week to establish a Children's Cancer Survivorship Program to treat and minimize the late effects and complications from successful cancer therapies.

Read more about the newest donation to the Department of Pediatrics »

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