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NHLBI Director Calls for Bold Research Ideas to Address Challenging Conditions and Health Inequities 12.13.2019

From population health to genetics to molecular studies, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers can help the nation address challenging health conditions and overcome health inequities, according to Gary H. Gibbons, M.D., director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) at the National Institutes of Health.

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Wellness Week Shows Medical Students the Importance of Reducing Stress 12.12.2019

As irresistibly adorable dogs jumped happily among groups of squealing, laughing medical students sitting on the floor of the student lounge on Monday, second-year student Christine Nunez explained why the Wellness Advisory Council is sponsoring the Miller School of Medicine’s third annual Student Wellness Week.

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The ‘Double Environmental Injustice’ of Climate Change 12.11.2019

Hurricane Dorian’s catastrophic trek across the northwest Bahamas highlighted one of the cruelest ironies associated with the changing climate: the small-island states that produce negligible greenhouse gas emissions are among the most vulnerable to hurricanes that have grown stronger, wetter, and slower-moving over the decades.

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Researchers Receive State Funding to Study Human Impact of Harmful Algal Blooms 12.11.2019

Researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, have been awarded state funds that support research efforts to improve the understanding of the potential long-term human-health impacts of harmful blue-green algal blooms (HABs). The Florida Department of Health announced the award on December 9.

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Dr. Omaida Velazquez Presents Conrad Jobst Lecture on ‘Innovations in Critical Limb Ischemia’ 12.10.2019

Cellular and genetic therapies may hold the key to better outcomes for patients suffering from critical limb ischemia, a condition in which a serious obstruction of the arteries reduces blood flow to the feet, legs or hands, according to Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., the David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Miller School Participation in Landmark ‘All of Us’ Research Program Marks First Anniversary 12.09.2019

A year after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched its 10-year All of Us Research Program, a regional team led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty has achieved remarkable success in recruiting participants who are under-represented in medical research, including individuals from black and Latino ancestry.

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Study: Innovative Miller School Program Prevents HIV Transmission Among People Who Inject Drugs 12.09.2019

A rapid identification and intensive case management program developed by Miller School of Medicine clinicians prevented HIV transmission among people who inject drugs in Miami-Dade County’s homeless population.

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Exceptional Women Faculty Honored for Mentorship, Discovery and Care 12.05.2019

Extraordinary women faculty members at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were celebrated Wednesday evening at an event that inspired applause, tears – and a standing ovation for Gwendolyn Scott, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics, who received the Women in Academic Medicine Career Achievement Award.

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Clinical Trial Explores Effectiveness of New Treatment for Patients with Bladder Cancer 12.04.2019

Urologic cancer experts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are leading a clinical trial study for patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) that has failed previous therapy.

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HDAC7 Gene Plays a Critical Role in Breast Cancer Stem Cells 12.04.2019

In a study recently published in the journal Oncogene, a research team led by Tan Ince, M.D., Ph.D., described the mechanisms that help the gene histone deacetylase (HDAC) 7 control other genes, driving breast cancer and helping maintain cancer stem cells. In addition, the paper showed HDAC7 activity is downstream from other HDAC molecules, particularly HDAC1, possibly making it a better therapeutic target for future

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