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Miami Transplant Institute at UM/Jackson Memorial Ranked Nation’s Second-Largest Transplant Center

Front row, center: Liver transplant recipient Victoria Rojas with her parents, Mary Ann and Jenaro Rojas. Second row, from left: Transplant physicians Jennifer Garcia, M.D.; Rodrigo Vianna, M.D., Dana Goldner, M.D., and Akin Tekin, M.D.

Front row, center: Liver transplant recipient Victoria Rojas with her parents, Mary Ann and Jenaro Rojas. Second row, from left: Transplant physicians Jennifer Garcia, M.D.; Rodrigo Vianna, M.D., Dana Goldner, M.D., and Akin Tekin, M.D. Photo GalleryView Photo Gallery

Sets New National Record in Kidney Transplantation

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.

During 2018, MTI performed 681 transplants, trailing behind only UCLA.

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Miller School representatives Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D. (third row, far left), and Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D. (second row, far right), joined representatives from NIDDK and the other five Clinical Research Units at the first Diabetic Foot Consortium meeting.

Wound Healing Clinical & Translational Research Team Receives Grant to Join Diabetic Foot Consortium

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

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Richard Carlisle of CAN Community Health, left, with David Forrest, Ph.D., program director, IDEA Exchange, and Hansel E. Tookes, M.D., MPH. Video & Photo Gallery

CAN Community Health Partners with the IDEA Exchange

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.

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Dorinda Carolina.

Dorinda Carolina to Join UHealth as Chief Human Resources Officer

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.

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Opt-out testing can play a strong role in getting more individuals tested, extending earlier and better care to people who have been infected. Video & Photo Gallery

Grant Funding for HIV and Hepatitis C Early Detection May Also Prevent Development of Liver Cancer

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.

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Collections conducted at 11 construction sites in 2017 and 2018 found mosquitoes living and actively reproducing in large numbers in protected places where water can accumulate.

Construction Sites Are Excellent Breeding Grounds for Vector Mosquitoes, Researchers Find

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.

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