Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Division, has been recognized for her outstanding dedication to the mission of the Florida Heart Research Institute in the area of research.
Kathleen DuCasse, Chief Executive Officer at Florida Heart Research Institute (FHRI), presented Shehadeh with the award in recognition of her innovative RNA research at the institute’s March 5 annual meeting at the Sabadell Financial Center in Miami.
In presenting the award, DuCasse said Shehadeh and her research team have advanced the institute’s mission of supporting programs that can be translated into therapeutic applications for cardiovascular disease. Shehadeh’s research on using microRNA and RNA aptamer molecules in regulating cardiovascular events such as cholesterol, heart failure, and stem cell differentiation, constitutes a program that aims for discovery of novel therapeutic molecules.
University of Miami Hospital First in South Florida to Implant Newly Approved Smallest Insertable Cardiac Monitor
Demonstrating further expertise in the cardiac field, a physician at the University of Miami Hospital (UMH) has become the first in South Florida to implant the world’s smallest cardiac monitoring device into a patient.
The positive impact of programs to fight childhood obesity — such as the Miami-Dade County Parks’ Fit2Play after-school program, whose effectiveness has been proven by Miller School researchers — won praise from First Lady Michelle Obama during an appearance in Miami on February 25.
Scientists at the Miller School and collaborators at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet have uncovered new mechanisms of the immune system that may help protect the insulin-producing beta cells that are destroyed in patients with type 1 diabetes.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) second annual CaneSearch Research Symposium explored many aspects of neuroscience research taking place at the University while highlighting a translational approach to topics such as HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, addiction and obesity.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the Hispanic Community Health Study Data Book, based on the largest, most comprehensive study ever conducted on Hispanic health in the U.S.