In a commentary published in The Lancet, UM President Julio Frenk and Felicia Marie Knaul, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, point out that universal health care programs are under siege in the U.S., which they describe as a “mature democracy,” and in Mexico, “a fairly young democracy without the institutional checks and balances that prevent arbitrary decisions.”
The Miami Transplant Institute (MTI), an affiliation between UHealth – the University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System, was recently ranked the second-largest transplant center in the U.S. by the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS) — the highest ranking the center has achieved since its founding in 1970.
To help improve outcomes for patients with diabetic foot ulcers, the clinical and translational research team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery received a four-year, $1.7 million grant to become one of six Clinical Research Units (CRU) across the U.S. This team approach to research is part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease
Making phone calls to secure a shelter bed, handing cold water to someone living on the street, taking an oral swab to test for HIV, escorting a newly diagnosed patient to Jackson Memorial Hospital – these are all part of a typical day for staff members at the University of Miami’s two-year-old IDEA Exchange, Florida’s first and only legislatively authorized syringe exchange.
Dorinda Carolina, a human resources executive with more than 25 years of leadership experience at leading medical institutions, will join the University of Miami Health System as associate vice president of human resources and chief human resources officer for UHealth on February 1. As chief human resources officer for the UHealth system, Carolina will lead overall talent and workforce strategies, projects and initiatives.
Researchers and clinicians at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center who focus on liver cancer may benefit from a new grant that will fund HIV and hepatitis C (HCV) studies at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Researchers from the Public Health Sciences Department at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, collaborating with scientists from the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division, set out to determine if urbanization — altering the natural environment to accommodate increasing human populations — was creating new places in which mosquito populations could also thrive.
Cardiovascular expertise and training from UHealth-the University of Miami Health System helped save the life of a Maryland man spending the holidays in the Florida Keys.
A study led by public health researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that sudden, unpredictable drops in personal income during young adulthood are associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease.
Hearing loss is the most common sensory deficit worldwide. There is, however, a great deal that is still unknown about its causes. When parents are told their children are deaf or hard of hearing, they often have many questions, and one of the most common is: “Why?”