Debbie School Gets Dream Playground 07.12.2010
Here's how to fulfill a dream: Take a mountain of mulch, a pile of sand, a few tons of concrete, 15 wheelbarrows, an army of volunteers, a blueprint designed by students, and a unique organization dedicated to bringing play to every child in America. Mix everything together on a sweltering July Saturday. Add some upbeat music, a lot of smiles and enough sweat to fill a pool, and voila!
Sudden cardiac death is a leading cause of mortality in the United States and Western Europe, and it has recently been observed that an individual's risk for sudden cardiac death is increased by having a family member with this condition, suggesting a genetic component. Now, Miller School researchers collaborating with a team in Amsterdam and others from the U.S. and Europe have conducted a genome-wide association study...
Andreas G. Tzakis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery and director of the Liver/GI Transplant Program at the Miller School of Medicine, received a Doctor of Science honoris causa from The American College of Greece during commencement on June 26 in Athens.
A brilliant educator and biochemist internationally renowned for her work in bioanalytical chemistry, and her focus on developing outstanding new molecular devices to help detect or treat health and environmental disorders, has been named chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
Stem cell researchers at the Miller School have received a grant from the NIH that will greatly accelerate their breakthrough findings in the arena of heart disease. The team, led by Joshua M. Hare, M.D., director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute of the NIH to study cardiac stem cells.
Two Miller School faculty members have been recognized by the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) for their outstanding contributions to advancing the science of preventing social, physical and mental health problems. Hilda Pantin, Ph.D., and Guillermo Prado, Ph.D., both associate professors of epidemiology and public health, were awarded the SPR's 2010 Community, Culture and Prevention Science Award...
New findings from a one-year study conducted at 30 medical centers, including the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, show that type 1 diabetes patients achieve better glucose control using an insulin pump in combination with a continuous glucose sensor that monitors their skin glucose levels, rather than injection therapy.
Discovering effective therapies to treat diabetes is an urgent need as the number of diabetics continues to grow. A promising treatment option is transplanting pancreatic islet cells, but that therapy has presented clinicians with clear challenges. Currently, insulin independence can only be achieved for a limited time and often requires a second procedure.
Just a few weeks ago, Darren Thornton, M.D., a new intern in the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital's residency program, was simply Darren Thornton. A few years before that he was playing football at North Carolina State University and had his heart set on an NFL career.
Like many long relationships, the partnership between the Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital has had its ups and downs. But in a meeting with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology last week, Miller School Dean and U-Health CEO Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Jackson Health System President and CEO Eneida O. Roldan, M.D...