Dr. Christine T. Dinh performs an auditory brainstem implant.

Researchers Bring Back Sound for People Without Auditory Nerve Function


A multidisciplinary team of otolaryngology and neurosurgery specialists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has introduced an auditory brainstem implant (ABI) program — one of just a handful in the U.S. — that uses signals to bring back sound for people without auditory nerve function.

Blacks, Hispanics of Caribbean Descent Have Higher Stroke Risk Than White Neighbors


Both blacks and Hispanics of Caribbean descent living in northern Manhattan have a significantly higher risk of stroke than their non-Hispanic white neighbors, according to preliminary research by Hannah Gardener, Sc.D., lead author of the study, an epidemiologist and associate scientist in neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Kara Cavuoto

Faculty Senate Honors Dr. Kara Cavuoto with Teaching Award


The Faculty Senate voted Jan. 29 to honor two exceptional members of the University of Miami faculty with its prestigious awards. Kara Cavuoto, M.D., associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at the Miller School of Medicine, will receive the Outstanding Teaching Award, which is presented annually to a faculty member in acknowledgement of their excellence and a distinguished record of teaching.

Dr. Eduardo de Marchena

Miami Valves 2020 Explores Innovative Cardiac Treatment Strategies


Advances in therapies for structural cardiology were highlighted at Miami Valves 2020, a three-day conference on structural cardiology and associated symposia on percutaneous coronary intervention and electrophysiology, presented by the University of Miami International Medicine Institute at the Miller School of Medicine, and the University of Miami Health System.

UM medical students designed the Freedom Movement tattoo.

Students Debut Broken Barcode Tattoo to Combat Human Trafficking During Super Bowl


Medical students with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine took on a leading role in combating human trafficking associated with the Super Bowl weekend in Miami-Dade County. Among their activities, from educating health care providers to securing public service announcements, the students debuted a temporary tattoo of a broken barcode.

From left, Dr. Carl Schulman, Dr. Sylvia Daunert, and Dr. Sapna Deo

Miami Winter Symposium 2020 Focuses on the Microbiome and Human Health


Molecular activation triggers for dangerous bacteria like V.cholerae and E.coli were highlighted at the opening presentation of the “Miami Winter Symposium 2020: Molecular Mechanisms Linking the Microbiome and Human Health,” January 26-29 at the Hyatt Regency Miami.