Miller School Professor Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., center, begins report by UM researchers and collaborators of their findings regarding the Havana Embassy Phenomenon.

University of Miami Medical Team Reports Acute Findings from the Havana Embassy Phenomenon


A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, along with collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh, today presented the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, who experienced severe neurosensory symptoms after exposure to a unique sound and pressure phenomenon.

Rishi Rattan, M.D.

New Study Reveals Troubling Trends in VTE Tracking


In a first-of-its-kind study, Rishi Rattan, M.D., assistant professor of clinical surgery in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, along with a team of six faculty members and students, examined the risk for patients of developing venous thromboembolism (VTE) following trauma.

Samuel Longworth Swift

Miller School Public Health Student Awarded AHA Predoctoral Fellowship


Samuel Longworth Swift, a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, was recently awarded the American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship will help support Swift’s research in income volatility and its risk of causing cardiovascular disease.

From left, Farid Rajabli, Ph.D., Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., and Gary W. Beecham, Ph.D.

Researchers Explain Differences in Alzheimer’s Disease Risk


When it comes to the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease, what is it that makes the same DNA change or allele (a specific version of a gene) very risky for some people, but less so for others? That’s the question scientists at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were determined to answer.

Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D., presenting his research findings.

Venezuela Spotlight: UM Study Finds More Stress among Migrants in Colombia than in U.S.


Once Latin America’s wealthiest nation, Venezuela is now an economic and political shell of its former self. As Venezuelans continue their mass exodus for survival, newly published research by a public health researcher and developmental psychologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reveals surprising news about this population’s levels of self-reported stress in their new homelands.