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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Enters Affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center

Jayne S. Malfitano, vice chair of the Sylvester Board of Overseers, center, with Dr. Stephen D. Nimer at left, Dr. Amit Rastogi at right, and other physicians and leaders.

Jayne S. Malfitano, vice chair of the Sylvester Board of Overseers, center, with Dr. Stephen D. Nimer at left, Dr. Amit Rastogi at right, and other physicians and leaders.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has entered an affiliation with Jupiter Medical Center, providing access to groundbreaking cancer treatments to residents in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Part of the University of Miami Health System, Sylvester is South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center.

The affiliation between Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Jupiter Medical Center will enable Jupiter cancer patients to have seamless access to Sylvester’s highly specialized treatments, innovative therapies, world-renowned experts and clinical trials.

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New Study Shows Vision Rehab Treatment Effective for Stroke and Injury Related Blindness

Jose Romano, M.D., chief of the Stroke Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, co-authored a recently published international study that shows that visual rehabilitation is effective for patients who have suffered vision loss related to stroke or traumatic brain injury.

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Dr. Gil Yosipovitch and team.

UM Dermatologist Co-Authors Groundbreaking Study of Nemolizumab for Itch Relief in NEJM

A new medication offers hope to patients with prurigo nodularis, a rare nodular skin disease that causes intense itching. “Clinicians need an effective treatment for prurigo nodularis, and a monoclonal antibody called nemolizumab has shown promising results in its initial trials,” said Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., director of the Miami Itch Center and professor in the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery

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From left, Dr. J. William Harbour, Michael A. Durante, and Dr. Stefan Kurtenbach.

In Breakthrough Study, Researchers Find Stem Cells in the Nose That Give Rise to Olfactory Neurons

By carefully harvesting tiny samples of olfactory cleft mucosal tissue and conducting single-cell analysis, a collaborative team led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers has found compelling evidence to support olfactory neurogenesis, the ability to regrow olfactory neurons to the brain.

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Supplementing Diet with Amino Acid Successfully Staves off Signs of ALS in Pre-Clinical Study

The addition of dietary L-serine, a naturally occurring amino acid necessary for formation of proteins and nerve cells, delayed signs of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) in an animal study.

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From left, Dr. Rudolph Moise; Audrey Edmonson, chair of the Miami-Dade County Commission; Melissa Dynan, ASPA South Florida president; Dr. Nelson Adams; Dean Henri Ford; and Henry Givens, Miami-Dade County capital inventory specialist.

Dean Henri Ford is Honored at Black History Month Celebration

Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored as a transformational leader “who is making a difference in the lives of others” at a Black History Month celebration hosted by the local chapters of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO).

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