Moriane Joseph, ARNP, was excited to say hello to Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., the recently appointed dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “I have the greatest respect for his recovery work in Haiti after the terrible 2010 earthquake,” said Joseph, a nurse practitioner in the Division of Gastroenterology. “I am also of Haitian descent, and it is an honor to welcome him to our school.”
University of Miami and Miami-Dade leaders paid tribute to Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., a legendary Miller School researcher, clinician and educator, on Wednesday, August 15, at the co-designation of the Dr. Michael S. Gordon Plaza on NW 14th Street at Highland Road. The ceremony was presented by Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Vice Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson and City of Miami Commissioner Wifredo Gort.
Radiation therapy can be an effective treatment for people diagnosed with head and neck cancer. However, weeks, months or years after treatment, a debilitating side effect — fibrosis of the skin, subcutaneous tissue and muscles of the neck — often arises. This excess production of fibrous connective tissue and scarring can significantly decrease patient quality of life and limit physical function.
U.S News & World Report has once again ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System as the nation’s best in ophthalmology. Recognized as a global leader in vision research, medical education and patient care, Bascom Palmer received the No. 1 ranking in 2018-19 for the 15th year in a row and the 17th time
Tasuku Akiyama, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the neuronal circuit of affective (anxiety-related) itch. Dr. Akiyama’s research focuses on the mechanisms that drive chronic itch at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels.
Two researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have determined that recovery of bladder continence is an important factor in predicting good outcomes for post-acute stroke patients. The researchers’ findings were published in a recent article in the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases.
Michael J. Paidas, M.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and vice chair of obstetrics at Yale University School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Dr. Paidas brings a wide range of exceptional accomplishment to Miami," said Edward Abraham, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health Affairs.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will launch an innovative new research career development initiative for young faculty centered on mentoring activities, social networking and team science.
A team from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Clinical Research Services and Sylvester administration recently shared their best practices and key insights with leading academic medical centers across the nation. Overall, the Sylvester professionals showcased 10 posters at the Association of American Cancer Institutes annual Clinical Research Initiative conference. Sylvester displayed more posters than any other center.
“Physician, heal thyself.” The biblical admonition to keep your own house in order has taken on new meaning as graduate medical programs across the country implement changes in their training to help residents maximize their own health, as well as that of their patients. A novel burnout-prevention program is helping family medicine residents improve work-life balance and patient care.