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Sylvester Researchers Collaborate with County to Provide Important COVID-19 Answers

Dr. Erin Kobetz speaks at a Firefighter Cancer Initiative symposium while Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez looks on.

Dr. Erin Kobetz speaks at a Firefighter Cancer Initiative symposium while Dr. Alberto Caban-Martinez looks on.

When Miami Dade-County leaders set out to quantify the extent of COVID-19 infection in the county, they tapped researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to lead this effort.

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Alberto Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., are the director and deputy director of Sylvester’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative. They’re applying their expertise at assessing the burden of cancer among first responders to providing a better picture of how many people in Miami-Dade have been infected with the novel coronavirus.

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Miller School Physician Treats COVID-19 Patient with Nitric Oxide Therapy

A pulmonologist with the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine has initiated a new therapy for the first time in a patient with novel coronavirus COVID-19 diagnosis. The treatment has the potential to delay the need for a ventilator.

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Dr. Mauricio Cohen

Protecting Cardiology Patients and Staff During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is, at least temporarily, changing how everyone lives. Caution has become the operative word as people adjust their daily habits to maintain protective distance. The phrase “out of an abundance of caution” is now imprinted into the national consciousness.

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Miller School Collaborates with BOL Pharma to Pioneer Research on Using CBD to Treat Concussion

One of the few manufacturers in the world that meets the high-quality research standards in the U.S. and Europe for medicinal cannabinoid (CBD) is collaborating with University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers, providing the company’s product for groundbreaking studies.

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Dr. Murray Epstein

COVID-19 Alert: Heart and Kidney Patients Should Keep Taking Their Medicines

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, inaccurate medical information has flooded social media and other channels. One potentially lethal example is that patients who take renin-angiotensin system (RAS) blockers, particularly angiotensin II type 1 receptor blockers (ARBs), may be more susceptible to the virus.

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Dr. Sylvia Daunert, center, with colleagues in her lab.

University of Miami to Develop COVID-19 Rapid Diagnostic Test in Collaboration with Heat Biologics

Biomedical researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are developing a COVID-19 point-of-care diagnostic test in collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Heat Biologics, Inc.

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