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Turnout Growing for Annual Complementary Medicine Gathering 04.27.2010

For the third straight year the Miller School has sponsored and hosted the Integrative Medicine Symposium, which took place April 23-24 at the Medical Wellness Center. The head count from this year's symposium indicates symposium organizer Janet Konefal, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant dean of complementary and integrative medicine, is making headway in her quest to broaden the event's reach.

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Kenya and Prado Honored as Two of The Herald’s “20 Under 40” 04.26.2010

Two Miller School faculty members were among 20 emerging South Florida leaders under 40 years of age spotlighted in today's Miami Herald as "worth watching in the years ahead." Sonjia Kenya, Ph.D., and Guillermo "Willy" Prado, Ph.D., were among hundreds of young leaders under 40 who were nominated by Herald readers.

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Marc Buoniconti, a Champion of Spinal Cord Injury Awareness, Appointed to UM Board of Trustees 04.26.2010

A long-time philanthropist, champion of spinal cord injury awareness, and University of Miami alumnus, Marc Buoniconti has been named to the UM Board of Trustees.

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UM Pathologist Wins Annual VA Research Award 04.23.2010

Michael D. Norenberg, M.D., professor of pathology and biochemistry and molecular biology at the Miller School of Medicine and staff neuropathologist at the Miami VA Medical Center, has received the William S. Middleton Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Established 50 years ago, the Middleton Award is the highest honor presented annually by the Research and Development Office of the VA.

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Barton G’s Foundation Announces $5M Gift for UM Ear Institute 04.22.2010

A name synonymous with some of the Miami area's most elegant venues and memorable culinary experiences is now linked to one of the nation's premier cochlear implant programs, at the Miller School of Medicine's Ear Institute. On Thursday, April 22, noted restaurateur Barton G. Weiss revealed that The Barton G. Kids Hear Now Foundation has committed $5 million...

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UM Diabetes Researchers Publish New Findings That Could Impact Treatment Options 04.22.2010

New research raises questions about the role of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) in the secretion of insulin that could have implications for treating diabetes. Investigators from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently published their findings in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Miller School Professor Wins National Achievement Award 04.22.2010

Stephen Roper, Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, received the 2010 Max Mozell Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Chemical Senses from the Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) during the organization's annual meeting in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida on April 21.

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New England Journal Highlights DRI’s Historic Islet Transplant 04.21.2010

This week's issue of The New England Journal of Medicine features a letter to the editor announcing the historic islet transplant performed last year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center with the help and guidance of the Miller School's Diabetes Research Institute. The letter reports how a U.S. Air Force airman critically wounded in Afghanistan became the first known recipient of a successful islet transplant...

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Miller School Students Honor Faculty Members with 2010 George Paff Teaching Awards 04.19.2010

Before a dozen faculty members were recognized with the 2010 George Paff Teaching Awards, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., associate dean for undergraduate medical education, presented a slide show to remind award recipients and other audience members of Paff’s impressive career as a Miller School educator.

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Amir Jaffer, M.D., Honored with Society of Hospital Medicine’s 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award 04.15.2010

Amir K. Jaffer, M.D., associate professor of medicine at the Miller School and chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine, has been honored with the Society of Hospital Medicine's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The Philadelphia-based society recognized Dr. Jaffer at its 2010 annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

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