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Dean’s Office Celebrates Executive Assistants at Holiday Breakfast 12.23.2009

They help UHealth serve patients and myriad other constituents with compassion and remarkable efficiency. They can rearrange the tightest schedules with finesse and find cell phone numbers most think are non-existent. They can plan perfect meetings for five or 500. Accomplishing these tasks and so much more - aided by their talents for strategizing and prioritizing - are all part of the daily working life of the dozens...

Read more about the the hardwork of Miller School's executive assistants »

Despite Advances, Melanoma Rates Still Vary by Race and Ethnicity 12.21.2009

While white and Hispanic individuals are being diagnosed with melanoma more frequently in recent years, Hispanic and black patients continue to have advanced skin cancer at diagnosis, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Those findings were made by a team of researchers from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami...

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UM Researcher Identifies Gene Linked to a Rare Form of Progressive Hearing Loss in Males 12.17.2009

A gene associated with a rare form of progressive deafness in males has been identified by an international team of researchers led by Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of otolaryngology at the Miller School, and funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD).

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Miller School’s Diabetes Research Institute, military surgeons give soldier islet cell transplant 12.15.2009

Camillo Ricordi, M.D., of the Diabetes Research Institute, led a UM team in isolating and purifying the airman’s insulin-producing cells, which were flown to Walter Reed for transplantation

Read more about the historic islet cell transplant »

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.

Read more about the 10th Biennial Gross Lecture »

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.

Read more about Haiti's first solid organ transplant »

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.

Read more about the upcoming lecture »

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.

Read more about the Liaison Committee on Medical Education's visit »

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 »

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