Medical, nursing, and physical therapy graduate students gathered at the Lowe Art Museum on June 21 as part of a unique study program that hones their observation and communication skills — while reflecting on art. Part of Patient Safety Week, the Fine Art of Health Care program invites participants to enhance their sensitivity, empathy, communication, and teamwork, which in turn improves patient outcomes.
Ioan Opris, Ph.D., an associate scientist at the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will share a major new European research prize — the $100,000 Frontiers Spotlight Award — for assembling an exceptional collection of research on the augmentation of brain function.
Research to Prevent Blindness continues to make an investment in the advancement of fighting blindness as it awards a $30,000 Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) Medical Student Eye Research Fellowship to the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.
Holtz Children’s Hospital at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2017-18 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Holtz Children’s is ranked in three specialties this year: 25th in pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, 31st in pediatric nephrology, and 38th in pediatric gastroenterology and GI surgery.
It all started with a conversation between University of Miami Provost Thomas LeBlanc and Dr. Richard Lee of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at a Faculty Senate event. The provost told Dr. Lee about an amazing experience he had had visiting a UM undergraduate program on Isabela Island in the Galapagos. He urged Lee to visit the island during a planned trip to Guayaquil to speak at an educational meeting.
Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and other institutions have shown that a molecule developed by Stemsynergy Therapeutics (SSTC3) controls the progression of colorectal cancer in several cell lines and human tumor xenografts. SSTC3 modulates the WNT pathway but does not show the on-target toxicity normally associated with WNT inhibitors.
Faculty and staff members with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine’s renowned Center on Aging have been honored for their work in aging research and improving the quality of life for older adults. The ceremony was held May 11 at Jungle Island and included several awards named for the longtime political leader that celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals in the community.
Seemant Chaturvedi, M.D., professor of clinical neurology and vice chair for VA Programs in the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was elected psresident of the Association of Indian Neurologists in America. “I look forward to continuing the work of the AINA and identifying new initiatives, so that we may advance our mission of improved neurologic care and education,” said Chaturvedi.
Thanks to the generosity of a prominent South Florida family, patients visiting the orthopaedic outpatient suite at the University of Miami Hospital will now find enhanced clinical care in the exam rooms and a modernized look in the waiting area. The renovations to Suite 2, located on the hospital’s first floor, are courtesy of a $100,000 gift made by University of Miami supporters, Hedy (B.B.A. ’87) and Daniel Whitebook.
Hansen’s disease, or leprosy, as it is commonly known, is one of the oldest and most misunderstood diseases in recorded history. Thanks to the generosity of The Military and Hospitaller Order of St. Lazarus of Jerusalem, patients battling the illness can now receive financial help to help offset the expense of traveling for medical care.