March 27, 2017
Following early-stage development of a vaccine to protect against the Zika virus, a group of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has published its initial findings. Now, with new funding, they are moving forward with non-human primate testing and, eventually, phase I human trials.
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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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February 22, 2017
Members of the University of Miami community and UM partners recognize those who support career readiness with the Toppel Awards.
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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February 15, 2017
The Postdoctoral Programs Office held its 8th Annual Postdoctoral Fellows Research Day, on Friday, February 3, 2017.
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!
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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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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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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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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