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Cancer Survivor Meets Researcher Who Helped Save His Life 11.18.2009

The thank you meeting between 21-year-old cancer survivor Steven Guarin and veteran Miller School cancer researcher Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., lasted only 30 minutes, but was nearly two decades in the making. In the early '90s, Podack, Sylvester distinguished professor and chairman of microbiology and immunology, created the antibody that is a key component of SGN-35, a potential new drug that vanquished Steven's...

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UM Miller School of Medicine Names New Chair of Psychiatry 11.05.2009

One of the world's leading experts in the field of psychiatry, Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., is joining the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth – University of Miami Health System, as professor and chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Nemeroff spent the past 18 years building the psychiatry department at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta into one of...

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Miller School, UHealth Partner with Charities to Launch Clinics 10.29.2009

For many years, the Miller School of Medicine has provided compassionate health care that has made a difference in the lives of thousands of people in Overtown. That longstanding relationship, built on the Miller School's commitment to the community, took another leap forward today with the announcement of a new clinic at the Overtown Youth Center (OYC), born through a partnership among the OYC, Alonzo Mourning Charities...

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A Decade Later, Lifestyle Changes or Medication Still Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk 10.28.2009

After following participants in the Diabetes Prevention Program Outcomes Study for 10 years, researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and at 26 other medical centers in the United States conclude that intensive lifestyle changes aimed at modest weight loss reduced the rate of developing type 2 diabetes by 34 percent compared with placebo in people at high risk for the disease. Results of the study...

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