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Dean Goldschmidt delivers 10th Biennial Gross Lecture at Calder Library 12.11.2009

On the occasion of the 10th Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Biennial Lecture, an event held to honor the man whose legendary thirst for knowledge made him a regular at the Louis Calder Memorial Library, the medical library's committee wanted a speaker with a similar yen for learning.

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Former Miller School Surgical Fellow Performs Haiti’s First Organ Transplant with Assistance from UM 12.10.2009

Haiti's only transplant surgeon and Miller School transplant specialists gave Haiti's former minister of health an extraordinary birthday gift – and thousands of dialysis patients on the island a glimmer of hope – by making the popular doctor the first recipient of a solid organ transplant in his impoverished nation.

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Dean Goldschmidt to Deliver the Biennial Gross Lecture in Honor of the Pursuit of Knowledge 12.08.2009

The Dean will discuss how electronic information instantly available at the bedside will enhance patient care in the future. And he'll speak in the lobby of the Louis Calder Memorial Library, a place Ralph Gross, a Broward County poultry farmer whose scholarly quest turned misfortune into success, often visited to explore the connection between nutrition and health. All are welcome to attend, but RSVPs are requested.

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Head and Neck Cancer Survivors Who Use Alcohol and Cigarettes Have Increased Death Risk 12.07.2009

Cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption before a head and neck cancer diagnosis strongly predict the patient's future risk of death, according to previously published studies. Now, results of a new study show a similar effect among those who continued these habits after their cancer diagnosis.

Read more about W. Jarrard Goodwin's research »

Team’s Reaccreditation Visit to the UM Miller School and Regional Campus at FAU Completed 12.07.2009

A site visit team from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) departed the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine late last week, taking with them assessments, data and perspectives that will play a key role in determining whether the medical school is reaccredited.

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Common Genetic Factors That Affect Autism Risk Have Been Identified 12.07.2009

The first common genetic risk factor for autism spectrum disorder has been identified by a multi-center team of researchers that included Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the Miami Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Pericak-Vance and her collaborator Jonathan Haines, Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, joined the results of their study with...

More on common genetic factors that affect autism »

Argentine Government Appoints Sylvester Researcher 12.02.2009

Enrique A. Mesri, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology at the Miller School and a member of the Viral Oncology Research Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been appointed to Argentina's Committee of Advisors for Scientific and Technological Cooperation in Foreign Countries.

Read more about Argentina's newest government appointment »

UM Professor Wins Micah Batchelor Award 12.02.2009

Gary I. Kleiner, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of clinical pediatrics and the director of the Jeffrey Model Center for Primary Immune Deficiencies, is the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children's Health Research. His winning research proposal is designed to make stem cell transplants an option for more children afflicted with hematologic disorders, primary immune deficiencies...

Read more about Dr. Gary Kleiner and his research »

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.

Read more about the research being done at the Miller School »

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.

Read more about Dr. Hare's research »

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