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Stem Cells: A Breakthrough in Stroke Treatment?

Millions of brain neurons die within minutes following a stroke, and the dead cells can’t be restored. Nonetheless, the brain tissue surrounding the dead area, although non-functioning, remains alive for a short time. Research has found that stem cells target the area and secrete chemicals that save the tissue and, essentially, rejuvenate it.

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Four UM Physicians Graduate from Inaugural Physician Leadership Academy

Four University of Miami Miller School of Medicine physicians graduated as part of the inaugural class of the Physician Leadership Academy of South Florida. The academy was formed as a partnership of the Dade County Medical Association, Broward County Medical Association, and Palm Beach County Medical Society. It is supported by the Florida Medical Association, with six physicians selected to represent each county.

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Sylvester Recognized for High-Quality Cancer Care

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has been reaccredited by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) Certification Program of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). This program awards a three-year certification for outpatient hematology-oncology practices that meet nationally recognized standards for quality cancer care.

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