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UM’s D-CFAR Hosts Timely Symposium on Aging with HIV 03.08.2010

Three decades into the AIDS crisis, the population of people living with HIV is aging. In fact, 25 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Miami-Dade County are older than 50 and, by 2015, half of the HIV patients treated by University of Miami/Jackson Memorial specialists will have surpassed the half-century mark. It is against this demographic backdrop that the University of Miami Developmental Center for AIDS...

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Awards Banquet Gathering Hears About Haiti, Distinguished Grads 03.08.2010

A record Miller School alumni crowd attended the annual Medical Alumni Weekend Awards Banquet Saturday night, March 6, at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. More than 300 graduates, along with family members and friends, watched in rapt silence as Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., played a slide show and a video that highlighted the medical school's stalwart earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.

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UM Field Hospital in Haiti Establishes Telemedicine 03.08.2010

The University of Miami's relief effort in Haiti is expanding its reach with the help of telemedicine and the generosity of an international trust. UM's TeleHealth Program has forged an agreement with the Swinfen Charitable Trust (SCT) to use its web-based telemedicine system for specialty consultation for patients at the University of Miami Hospital in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Consultations will be provided by physicians...

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Sylvester Researchers Awarded Five-Year Grant to Study Cancer Viruses 03.05.2010

Viruses are believed to be the cause of as many as 20 percent of all cancers, but some viruses can infect human cells and remain latent. To remain latent, they may have to suppress anti-viral host mechanisms, which can pave the way for cancer. The laboratory of Glen N. Barber, Ph.D., the Eugenia J. Dodson Chair in Cancer Research and leader of the Viral Oncology Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center...

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William O’Neill, M.D., Recounts 50 Years of Cardiovascular Advances in Lemberg Lecture 03.05.2010

When William W. O'Neill, M.D., executive dean for clinical affairs, was an intern and resident in the late 1970s, doctors could offer little more than hope to patients who suffered severe heart attacks. "All we did for patients with acute myocardial infarction is give them nitroglycerin, give them morphine and put them to bed," O'Neill recalled...

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UM Hosts Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Engineering Meeting 03.02.2010

On the same day that President Barack Obama and Congressional representatives met in Washington to discuss health care reform, a historic gathering of a different sort—one composed not of lawmakers, but of scientists and scholars—convened on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus to address the issue from another perspective: how the field of engineering can help improve medical care for the benefit of all.

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Dr. William O’Neill to Deliver Annual Lemberg Lecture 03.02.2010

The 18th annual Miriam Lemberg Visiting Professorship in Cardiovascular Disease lecture will be delivered tomorrow afternoon by William O’Neill, M.D., executive dean for clinical affairs and professor of medicine and cardiology. His presentation is titled “Historic Breakthrough in Reperfusion Therapy of Acute Myocardial Infarction.”

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Miller School and Jackson Memorial Medical Campus Now Smoke Free 03.02.2010

The Miller School of Medicine, UHealth - University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System medical campus is now smoke free. The health care systems officially opened the new chapter yesterday. The initiative aims to "promote health and to promote wellness for everyone," said Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D. in announcing the project.

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Sylvester Hosts 8th Annual Landon-AACR Cancer Research Award Lectures 03.01.2010

The Miller School’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center proudly hosted the American Association for Cancer Research and Kirk A. Landon and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation awards and lectures on Friday, February 26, with Kirk Landon on hand to personally congratulate the winners.

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Miami Transplant Institute Honors Alonzo Mourning with First Humanitarian Award 02.26.2010

When the man of the moment, Miami Heat all star and philanthropist Alonzo Mourning, walked on stage to accept the inaugural Miami Transplant Institute Humanitarian Award, a crowd of nearly 400 stood up and applauded thunderously. Mourning, with customary humility, thanked the presenter, UM President Donna E. Shalala, and the audience, which included several of his fellow organ transplant recipients.

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