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Miller School Cardiologist Leads First Clinical Application of Unique Anticoagulant 07.26.2010

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), more commonly known as angioplasty, is a widely used method of restoring blood flow to the heart. During those procedures, a certain amount of anticoagulation is necessary to prevent blood clots during the procedure. The challenge for physicians is that anticoagulants used for PCI often increase the risk of bleeding, especially at femoral access points in the thigh.

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UM and Israel’s Planned Medical School Begin Collaboration 07.26.2010

Led by UM President Donna E. Shalala, a delegation of Miller School officials recently concluded a successful week of high-level meetings in Israel aimed at identifying areas of collaboration and synergy with Bar-Ilan University as Israel's largest and fastest growing university establishes the nation's fifth medical school.

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Minorities in Florida have Different Melanoma Rates Compared to National Trends 07.20.2010

Miller School researchers have found that melanoma rates among minorities in Florida differ from national trends. Scientists discovered higher incidence rates among Hispanic men and non-Hispanic black women, but lower rates among Hispanic women. The results are published in the July issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the Journal of the American Medical Association/Archives journals.

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Miller School Faculty Publish Review of Post-quake Care in Haiti 07.20.2010

The historic and Herculean efforts of Miller School physicians and other volunteers to build a field hospital and provide immediate emergency medical care following Haiti's January 12 earthquake are documented in an article posted today in the online edition of the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Ranked No. 1 Eye Hospital Again 07.15.2010

For the seventh year in a row, UM's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked the Number One hospital in the country for ophthalmology.

Read more and watch video about the U.S. News rankings »

UChart Rolls Out New Era of Patient Safety 07.13.2010

UChart, the University's new electronic medical records system, went live today in almost all the remaining UHealth – University of Miami Health System clinical offices on the medical campus, ushering in a new era of patient safety and convenience.

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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!

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UM Researchers Publish Findings on Sudden Cardiac Death 07.11.2010

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...

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Miller School Transplant Surgeon Awarded Prestigious Honorary Degree 07.07.2010

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.

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Dr. Sylvia Daunert Named Chair of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 07.06.2010

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.

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