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Miller School Awarded NIH Grant for Stem Cell Research 07.02.2010

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.

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Two Epidemiology and Public Health Faculty Win International Award 07.01.2010

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...

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UM Diabetes Researchers Publish Study on Treatment Options 06.29.2010

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.

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Researchers Discover Method to Improve Survival of Pancreatic Islet Cells 06.29.2010

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.

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New Residents Welcomed to University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital 06.29.2010

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.

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Miller School and Jackson Health System Partners Launch New Era 06.28.2010

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...

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Miller School Ranks in the Top 25 for its Social Mission 06.25.2010

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been ranked the 25th best medical school in the country at meeting its social mission, according to the first study of its kind published in the June 15 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine. Researchers from George Washington University defined social mission in three ways: the percentage of graduates practicing primary care...

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Miller School Neurology Chairman Inducted as President of the AHA 06.23.2010

Miller School neurology chairman Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., is the new president of the American Heart Association for its 2010-11 fiscal year, beginning July 1. He became the first neurologist to hold the position when he was inducted into office during a ceremony in Dallas on June 22.

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Students Receive Scrubs in Honor of Miller School Pioneer 06.22.2010

Third-year students received their official UHealth scrubs Monday, following a ceremony that honored the late Hooshang Bolooki, M.D., a pioneering cardiac surgeon who demonstrated excellence as a clinician and student mentor during his 41 years at the Miller School. Marking the transition from the classroom to the clinical setting, the second annual Bolooki Junior Scrubs Ceremony also gave Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., a

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Drs. Hernandez and Mechaber to Lead Undergraduate Medical Education 06.22.2010

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., has announced a new leadership team in undergraduate medical education poised to further enhance the medical student education programs. Robert Hernandez, M.D., and Alex Mechaber, M.D., will direct the various undergraduate education programs.

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