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Third-year M.D./MPH student Nicole Lin, who won second place for her project.

Poster Symposium Highlights Work of Medical Students and Residents

02.13.2019

The work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium, held February 7 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.

Harry W. Flynn Jr., M.D.

Faculty Senate Announces Award Recipients

02.11.2019

The Faculty Senate voted unanimously at its January 30 meeting to honor two exceptional members of the University of Miami faculty with its prestigious awards, the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award and the Outstanding Teaching Award, at its annual awards ceremony on April 8.

UM Neurologists Test New Drug to Potentially Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

02.07.2019

Neurologists and researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System have begun screening study participants for a new national Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical study to evaluate the potential benefits of an investigational medicine for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s.

Joseph Lamelas, M.D., UHealth’s new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, spoke about minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

Leading Researchers Outline Advances in Treating Heart Disease at Miami Valves 2019

02.05.2019

New biomedical devices and advances in cardiac procedures are improving outcomes for patients with heart disease, according to leading researchers and clinicians at Miami Valves 2019, an annual international conference hosted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine January 30 to February 2 at the InterContinental Hotel.

Sickle cell disease occurs when a person inherits the defective hemoglobin gene from each parent.

Hope on the Horizon

02.05.2019

There are currently an estimated 100,000 people in the United States who are living with sickle cell disease — a debilitating and life-threatening blood condition that predominantly affects people of African and Mediterranean descent, and Hispanic-Americans from Central and South America. For years, those who suffer from the disease have been treated with temporary solutions, but now advances in gene therapy have opened doors.

From left: Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Stefanie Brown, M.D., and Rose van Zuilen, Ph.D.

Women in Academic Medicine Event Celebrates Accomplishments

02.05.2019

They knew they were nominated, but none knew for sure who would win. Before a standing-room-only crowd, six women faculty members from specialties across the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received recognition at the Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) event on January 31. They stood one by one to receive awards for career achievement, mentorship, leadership or their role as trailblazers.