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Miller School Team Finds Genetic Causes for Dilated Cardiomyopathy in Pregnant Women 05.10.2010

A team of researchers led by the Miller School's Ray E. Hershberger, M.D., professor of medicine and associate director of the Cardiovascular Division, has for the first time established that some cases of cardiomyopathy during or shortly after pregnancy have a genetic cause.

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The Kalish Family Dedicates the Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation 05.10.2010

A standing-room only crowd celebrated the official dedication of The Kalish Family Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation to Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D., last week, a generous gift designed to help one of the world's leading stem cell transplant innovators fulfill his dream of curing the kind of dreadful cancers that claimed successful businessman Ronald Kalish in the prime of his life.

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University of Miami/Jackson Stroke Service Receives ASA Silver Award 05.06.2010

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine stroke program at Jackson Memorial Hospital has received the American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines℠–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Silver Performance Achievement Award.

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Miller School and Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Bring Telehealth to Miami-Dade Schools 05.05.2010

Late Tuesday afternoon, when Anne Burdick, M.D., M.P.H, examined the right foot of a kindergartener with a history of eczema, she could clearly see the girl's skin was dry and leathery from constant scratching. While the exam was nothing out of the ordinary for the professor of dermatology, the video-conferencing mode by which Burdick conducted it was – as it ushered in a new era of convenient, cost-reducing...

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MyUHealthChart Unites Technology and Excellence in Patient Care 05.04.2010

In just two weeks, UHealth will launch MyUHealthChart, a component of the UChart electronic medical records system that will allow patients of the University of Miami Health System to manage their health care from anywhere, at any time. will be launched in the first group of ambulatory clinics on Tuesday, May 18, giving patients access to portions of their medical records.

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SunSmart 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness Draws Hundreds of People 05.03.2010

More than 200 participants turned out for the third annual SunSmart Sprint 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness on Saturday, May 1. Runners and walkers gathered at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne for the 7 a.m. race, which raised an estimated $8,000 for the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery to research and develop more treatment options for skin cancer patients.

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on Track to Receive $9.5 Million 05.03.2010

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine could receive nearly $10 million for continued cancer research as a result of the 2010 legislative session. This additional funding approved by the state House and Senate will enable Sylvester to recruit more researchers with expertise in specific areas of cancer, along with their research teams. In turn, this money will play a criti

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Four Faculty Members Inducted into Association of American Physicians 04.28.2010

Four University of Miami Miller School of Medicine physicians have been inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP), founded in 1885 for "the advancement of scientific and practical medicine." Induction is considered a great honor as members have included Nobel laureates and members of the National Academy of Science and the Institute of Medicine.

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Turnout Growing for Annual Complementary Medicine Gathering 04.27.2010

For the third straight year the Miller School has sponsored and hosted the Integrative Medicine Symposium, which took place April 23-24 at the Medical Wellness Center. The head count from this year's symposium indicates symposium organizer Janet Konefal, Ph.D., M.P.H., assistant dean of complementary and integrative medicine, is making headway in her quest to broaden the event's reach.

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Kenya and Prado Honored as Two of The Herald’s “20 Under 40” 04.26.2010

Two Miller School faculty members were among 20 emerging South Florida leaders under 40 years of age spotlighted in today's Miami Herald as "worth watching in the years ahead." Sonjia Kenya, Ph.D., and Guillermo "Willy" Prado, Ph.D., were among hundreds of young leaders under 40 who were nominated by Herald readers.

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