Researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, have been awarded state funds that support research efforts to improve the understanding of the potential long-term human-health impacts of harmful blue-green algal blooms (HABs). The Florida Department of Health announced the award on December 9.
Cellular and genetic therapies may hold the key to better outcomes for patients suffering from critical limb ischemia, a condition in which a serious obstruction of the arteries reduces blood flow to the feet, legs or hands, according to Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., the David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
A year after the National Institutes of Health (NIH) launched its 10-year All of Us Research Program, a regional team led by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty has achieved remarkable success in recruiting participants who are under-represented in medical research, including individuals from black and Latino ancestry.
A rapid identification and intensive case management program developed by Miller School of Medicine clinicians prevented HIV transmission among people who inject drugs in Miami-Dade County’s homeless population.
Extraordinary women faculty members at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were celebrated Wednesday evening at an event that inspired applause, tears – and a standing ovation for Gwendolyn Scott, M.D., professor emeritus of pediatrics, who received the Women in Academic Medicine Career Achievement Award.
Urologic cancer experts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are leading a clinical trial study for patients with non-muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC) that has failed previous therapy.
In a study recently published in the journal Oncogene, a research team led by Tan Ince, M.D., Ph.D., described the mechanisms that help the gene histone deacetylase (HDAC) 7 control other genes, driving breast cancer and helping maintain cancer stem cells. In addition, the paper showed HDAC7 activity is downstream from other HDAC molecules, particularly HDAC1, possibly making it a better therapeutic target for future
Even though they hail from diverse departments across the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine – including neurology, human genetics and cell biology – they have something in common: Their research ranks among the most commonly cited work in their respective disciplines. Making the “Highly Cited Researchers” list means scientific peers frequently reference the investigator’s work.
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has launched University of Miami Medicine, a magazine that will be distributed twice a year to the many stakeholders in the Miller School community — alumni, faculty, staff, students, residents, donors and administrators. It will also be mailed to the deans of other medical schools and physicians in specialties related to the content of each issue.
Four renowned oncologists who have been treating cancer patients in this region for many years are joining Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Health System, and South Florida’s only cancer center to achieve the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation.