Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, has appointed W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.
In most cases, patients with recurrent, late-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck are facing a disease that is incurable. The vast majority of patients do not respond to standard therapies after a recurrence, and even if they do, the median survival is only four to six months. Those factors point to a clear need for improved therapies.
A research group led by Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D., professor of neurology and cell biology and anatomy at the Miller School, has published new findings about how increased mitochondrial levels may improve overall health and increase longevity.
Miller School students and faculty may want to brush up on their Italian, in light of an alliance being formulated with the medical school at the University of Pisa in Italy. "We're talking about having an international affiliation between our medical schools," says Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., professor of medicine and executive dean for education and policy at the Miller School.
They help UHealth serve patients and myriad other constituents with compassion and remarkable efficiency. They can rearrange the tightest schedules with finesse and find cell phone numbers most think are non-existent. They can plan perfect meetings for five or 500. Accomplishing these tasks and so much more - aided by their talents for strategizing and prioritizing - are all part of the daily working life of the dozens...
While white and Hispanic individuals are being diagnosed with melanoma more frequently in recent years, Hispanic and black patients continue to have advanced skin cancer at diagnosis, according to a report in the December issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Those findings were made by a team of researchers from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami...
A gene associated with a rare form of progressive deafness in males has been identified by an international team of researchers led by Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of otolaryngology at the Miller School, and funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Communication Disorders (NIDCD).
Miller School’s Diabetes Research Institute, military surgeons give soldier islet cell transplant 12.15.2009
Camillo Ricordi, M.D., of the Diabetes Research Institute, led a UM team in isolating and purifying the airman’s insulin-producing cells, which were flown to Walter Reed for transplantation
On the occasion of the 10th Ralph H. and Ruth F. Gross Biennial Lecture, an event held to honor the man whose legendary thirst for knowledge made him a regular at the Louis Calder Memorial Library, the medical library's committee wanted a speaker with a similar yen for learning.
Former Miller School Surgical Fellow Performs Haiti’s First Organ Transplant with Assistance from UM 12.10.2009
Haiti's only transplant surgeon and Miller School transplant specialists gave Haiti's former minister of health an extraordinary birthday gift – and thousands of dialysis patients on the island a glimmer of hope – by making the popular doctor the first recipient of a solid organ transplant in his impoverished nation.