Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice. The study suggests that inhibiting this molecule may prevent similarly aberrant blood vessels from damaging the vision of not only diabetics, but also premature infants.
Screams of joy extended far beyond the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on Friday as members of the Miller School of Medicine Class of 2017 joined medical students all over the country for Match Day, when they learn where they will spend the next several years of their training.
Friday was the fifth and final day of Patient Safety Week activities. With the theme of the day being preventing infection, hands across campus were washed and sanitized in record numbers. Hand sanitizer bottles were given away throughout UHealth locations, and the Hand Sanitizer Mascot made surprise inspirational appearances.
Three South Florida women suffered serious loss of vision soon after receiving stem cell treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at a Broward County clinic in 2015, according to a study published on March 15 in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine participated in a multicenter study demonstrating that inflammation and elevated levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23), an endocrine hormone, are independent risk factors for death in chronic kidney disease.
The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine was Nikesh Doshi's first choice for medical school, particularly after completing his undergraduate studies as a ’Cane. The third-year Miller School medical student, who is pursuing a career in internal medicine, says his education might not have been possible if not for the funding he received through the Jeannette Newton Scholarship,’94.
During the annual celebration of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s alumni, internationally renowned cardiologist and longtime UM faculty member Eduardo J. de Marchena, M.D. ’80, was formally inducted as the 2017 recipient of the Medical Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame Award. The honor, one of the highlights of Medical Alumni Weekend 2017, was presented March 4.
Wednesday, the third day of Patient Safety Week, focused on the safe use of medications. It was a day of important educational outreach, an amusing but informative takeoff on the TV game show “Jeopardy” and an opportunity for UHealth’s pharmacy experts to enjoy some time in the spotlight. Thursday’s activities will focus on the safe use of alarms.
A. Barry Grosse, J.D., has been named Chief Compliance Officer of the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine. Grosse, who is now Chief Compliance Officer of Healogics, a wound care management services company in Jacksonville, comes with a wealth of experience building compliance programs at managed care companies, hospitals and health care providers.
Thursday, the fourth day of Patient Safety Week, focused on the safe use of clinical alarms. UHealth staff learned about finding the proper balance between alarms that go off too regularly — and therefore get ignored, and those that don’t go off often enough, and potentially endanger patients in need of assistance.