Two researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a $5.67 million four-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to continue their clinical trials of adult and pediatric patients with HIV/AIDS. It is the latest in a series of federal HIV/AIDS grants to the Miller School, dating back to 1986.
“With the support of the new grant, we will look at new ways of suppressing HIV, addressing complications of the disease and developing new classes of antiretroviral medications,” said Margaret A. Fischl, M.D., professor of medicine, Director of the AIDS Clinical Research Unit, and Co-Director of the Miami Center for AIDS Research at the Miller School. “For instance, it may be possible to develop longer-acting drugs that patients would take weekly rather than daily. In addition, we are still looking for a cure for HIV/AIDS.”
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has just launched a telemedicine program that provides doctors at Haiti’s only trauma, critical care and rehabilitation hospital with access to around-the-clock medical support through live video communication with UM trauma specialists.
A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center neurosurgeon has used new visualization technology that makes a brain tumor glow, enabling a safer resection with less damage to normal brain tissue that surrounds it, offering hope to a seriously ill patient and his family.
Robert C. Fifer, Ph.D., associate professor and Director of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at the Mailman Center for Child Development, was recently honored with the American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation’s prestigious Frank R. Kleffner Lifetime Clinical Career Award.
The Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation celebrated its 500th recreation grant at the Batchelor Children’s Research Institute on Monday. The foundation is a non-profit that provides grants to Cystic Fibrosis patients to encourage exercise-based activities that benefit lung function, and this week it honored a patient treated by specialists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Dozens of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students recently participated in the National White Coat Die-In in response to the deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner in New York City.