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3D render of COVID-19 Vaccines

Current Vaccines vs. SARS-CoV-2 Variants

As more Americans get fully vaccinated, the immediate threat from COVID-19 is beginning to recede. However, viruses are evolving organisms, making them moving targets for any medical intervention. 

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Doctors discuss COVID Training during a Zoom call

Global Observership Program Focuses on Intensive COVID-19 Patient Care

Indian physician Ankur Gupta, M.D., was able to study U.S. care for critically ill COVID-19 patients at a time when his nation is being tested by a severe resurgence of the virus, thanks to the virtual Global Observership Program by the International Medicine Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. 

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Miller School Clinicians Provide Noninvasive Ventilation

Miller School Clinicians Provide Noninvasive Ventilation Training in Haiti

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine physician team recently provided training in noninvasive ventilation (NIV) to help Haitian medical professionals care for COVID-19 patients with serious respiratory problems. 

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Pregnant woman sitting on a bed

Predicting Preterm Birth: Quick Questionnaire Screens for Risk Factors and Protective Features

Screening women before pregnancy or shortly after conception for factors that place them at increased risk for preterm or premature birth may help avoid adverse outcomes months and even years later. 

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Dr. Ola Landgren

Maintenance Therapy Offers Excellent Results for Multiple Myeloma Patients

For many years, multiple myeloma was a death sentence, but new drug combinations and other advances have brought tremendous hope for patients. Now, in a study published in The Lancet Haematology, researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center have shown maintenance therapy with the drug lenalidomide arrests disease progression in many patients for extended periods.

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Dr Judy Schaechter

Dr. Judy Schaechter Named President and CEO of American Board of Pediatrics

Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., former chair of the Department of Pediatrics, is leaving the University of Miami to become the new president and CEO of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP), effective January 1, 2022. 

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Dr. William J. Whelan

Retired Faculty Legend Dr. William J. Whelan Passes Away

Renowned scientist William J. Whelan, Ph.D., D.Sc., FRS, who retired in 2019 after one of the longest careers in Miller School of Medicine history, passed away on June 5.

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Carlos T. Moraes, Ph.D.

Study Finds Genome Editing Platform Effective in Targeting Mutant Mitochondrial DNA

A new study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine investigator has found that a leading-edge genome editing platform can effectively target mutant mitrochondrial DNA (mtDNA) in the cells of vulnerable organs and tissues.

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Dr. Joan St. Onge

Dr. Joan St. Onge Selected for Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program

Joan St. Onge, M.D., M.P.H., senior associate dean for graduate medical education and faculty affairs at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been selected for the 2021-2022 class of fellows in the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) program.

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Dr. Tatjana Rundek Named President of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Vascular Testing Board

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named president of the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) Vascular Testing Board.

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Carmen Calfa, M.D.

Dr. Carmen Calfa Appointed Chair-Elect of ASCO Clinical Trial Group

Carmen Calfa, M.D., a breast cancer medical oncologist and associate director of community outreach at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been appointed chair-elect of the TAPUR Steering Group of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).

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Patient undergoing a sleep study

Poor Sleep Predicts Long-term Cognitive Decline in Hispanics More Than in Whites

Poor sleep impacts the risk of long-term cognitive decline in Hispanic/Latino middle-aged and older adults differently than it does in non-Hispanic adults, according to research led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine neurology faculty and the largest long-term study of U.S. Hispanic/Latinos to date.

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Surgeons performing a procedure using robotic assistance

Post-Surgical Pain Relief Without Opioids

Clinician researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that patients don’t necessarily need opioids for pain relief following robotic prostatectomies. In a study published in the Journal of Robotic Surgery, the team found that strategic use of local anesthetic and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) plus acetaminophen can effectively control post-surgical pain without narcotics.

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