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At center, Department of Public Health Sciences Interim Chair J. Sunil Rao, Ph.D., and Miller School of Medicine Interim Dean Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., MACP, with awardees at the 2017 Annual Public Health Graduate Student Showcase.

Public Health Graduate Students Showcase their Work through Poster Exhibits

March 03, 2017

A select group of graduate students at the Miller School of Medicine had the opportunity on March 2 to highlight their efforts to tackle some of the world’s most pressing and complex public health problems. The 46 students took part in the 2017 Annual Public Health Graduate Student Showcase and Reception, held at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center. It was the fifth year for the event.

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Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D.

Aptamers May Hold Clue to Treating Heart Failure

February 20, 2017

As the heart progresses toward heart failure, it produces high levels of a protein called Osteopontin, which is known to activate pathological remodeling of the heart. Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, and a team of investigators decided to see if they could find a way to block Osteopontin signaling to prevent — or possibly even reverse — heart failure.

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Postdoc Research Day 2017 Awards

February 15, 2017

The Postdoctoral Programs Office held its 8th Annual Postdoctoral Fellows Research Day, on Friday, February 3, 2017.  

Medical Faculty Association’s Best Research Awards

February 13, 2017

On Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at the Miami Winter Symposium, three graduate students – Matthew Field, Ryan McCormack, and Chen-Ching “Vicky” Yuan – were officially honored as the 2016 recipients of the Medical Faculty Association’s Best Research Awards. This was a great opportunity for the students to be recognized before an international audience of scholars!

From left, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Nanette Vega, M.A., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., and Stephen Symes, M.D.

Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements

February 10, 2017

Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty. The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors.

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A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist searches for a cure.

Sylvester and Miller School Awarded $5.7 Million for Cancer and Tobacco-Related Disease Research

February 08, 2017

The Florida Department of Health has announced the award of 16 grants totaling more than $16 million from the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. Six investigators at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were recipients of Bankhead-Coley and King grants totaling $5,728,856.

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Amar R. Deshpande, M.D.

Next-Generation Medical Education Task Force to Design the Ideal Training for Doctors of the Future

February 03, 2017

As medicine and the delivery of health care continue to be transformed, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — already a national leader in innovative education — is taking a global look at transforming the entire medical curriculum. And Amar R. Deshpande, M.D., who is leading the charge as chair of the Next Generation Medical Education Task Force, says the timing couldn’t be better.

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UM Investigators Win $13 Million in Zika Research Grants from Florida Department of Health

February 03, 2017

The Florida Department of Health announced Feb. 1 the award of 12 grants totaling $13,170,784 from the 2016-17 Zika Research Grant Initiative to investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System. The grants are more than half of the $25 million state fund supporting a total of 34 Zika research projects at UM and nine other institutions.

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Julio Frenk with Patricia and Philip Frost.

50th Miami Winter Symposium Opens with Announcement of Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering

January 24, 2017

Speaking to an audience of nearly 300 of the world’s leading scientists, researchers and physicians attending the 50th annual Miami Winter Symposium, University of Miami President Julio Frenk announced the creation of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering, an umbrella structure that will house individual institutes for the purposes of elevating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across the University.

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