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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...

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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.

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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...

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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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