Thanks to patient access director Kassandra Lage and her UHealth colleagues, patients visiting medical campus clinics will encounter a swifter, more efficient registration process designed to get them into physicians’ offices quickly.
For the third consecutive year, the Miller School's Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has been ranked as having the nation's best overall programs in a survey published by Ophthalmology Times. Bascom Palmer ranked best in both clinical care and residency training, and second in research.
Physician scientists at the Miller School have made a discovery that could benefit millions of patients with acute and chronic wounds and burns. Worldwide, wound healing is becoming an increasing challenge facing physicians, creating an urgent need for more effective therapies. Chronic ulcers, diabetic ulcers, surgical wounds, trauma wounds and burns can lead to severe debilitation, long hospitalizations and amputation.
The Miller School has received a $2.2 million five-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to support innovative components of a newly created M.D./M.P.H. program.
Insulin resistance, a condition in which insulin produced by the body becomes less effective in reducing blood glucose levels, appears to be associated with an increased risk of stroke in individuals without diabetes, according to a report by a team of Miller School researchers published in the October issue of Archives of Neurology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.
Researchers and physicians at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine continue to break new ground in research that benefits the medically underserved. The National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $4.2 million in funding to a five-year Miller School project aimed at reducing the excess rate of cervical cancer among minority women.
A group of scientists and physicians, led by Richard J. Cote, M.D., professor and chair of pathology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has developed a novel filter-based microdevice that detects and characterizes circulating tumor cells, which "could transform the way cancer is diagnosed and treated," says Cote.
Three programs at the Miami Transplant Institute at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center have received national recognition for extraordinary performance from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Former President Bill Clinton joined NFL Hall of Famer Nick Buoniconti and his son Marc as they hosted an impressive crowd of more than 1,400 guests for the 25th Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria in New York to benefit The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis.
The rise in the suicide rate in recent years is a continuous reminder that prevention is paramount. In response, the Miller School will partner with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention for the 2010 Miami-Dade County Out of the Darkness 5K walk on Sunday, October 24.