The Miller School of Medicine and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) held a joint meeting last Friday to discuss the findings of an independent task force report, “The Emerging Global Health Crisis: Noncommunicable Diseases in Low- and Middle-Income Countries.” Task force leader Thomas J. Bollyky, CFR’s senior fellow for global health, economics and development, led the discussion — moderated by UM President Donna E. Shalala, who is a member of the task force — with faculty and students.
Shalala opened the discussion by noting that noncommunicable diseases are a little-discussed topic, despite the fact that they are now the leading cause of death in developing countries. In fact, the CFR considered the situation grave enough that it gathered its first task force ever devoted to a global health matter.
Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., is considered one of the country’s foremost scientists in HIV and infectious disease. Here, he chats with the Medical Communications team and discusses his work to find an HIV vaccine and cure and how he’s built a team of world-class UM scientists to help him in the fight.
Alberto Ramos, M.D., MSPH, assistant professor of clinical neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has written a corresponding editorial to the much publicized study that indicates people who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke. Both were published in the February 25 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
A team of Miller School of Medicine researchers, working with investigators from three other institutions, has identified a relationship between a family of lipid modifications of a growth factor, and how that growth factor may regulate cellular fate and growth. This discovery may begin to show how the function of these proteins is modified by metabolic activity in both developmental and disease settings.
Thirty years later, at least eight members of the Mller School Class of ’85 are still in the same place where their medical careers started — working not as students, but as fulltime faculty members and attending physicians at the Miller School of Medicine.
A select group of graduate students at the Miller School of Medicine recently had the opportunity to highlight their work tackling some of the world’s most pressing and complex public health problems.The 46 students took part in the Department of Public Health Sciences’ 2015 Annual Public Health Graduate Student showcase and reception February 12. It was the third year for the