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Christian Faul, Ph.D.

Christian Faul, Ph.D.

Nephrology Researcher Identifies Receptor Implicated in Life-Threatening Cardiac Complication

A Miller School nephrology researcher and cell biologist has identified a cellular receptor, called fibroblast growth factor receptor 4 (FGFR4), implicated in the development of life-threatening cardiac complications in chronic kidney disease.

“Our translational study indicates that blocking FGFR4 could be a potential strategy for protecting patients with kidney disease from left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH), dangerous alterations in the structure and function of the heart muscle,” said Christian Faul, Ph.D., research associate professor in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and at the Katz Family Drug Discovery Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Allan Levi Named Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery

Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D., has been named Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Levi, who holds appointments in neurological surgery, orthopedics and rehabilitation medicine, joined the Miller School in 1997.

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Join Sylvester in Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

From lectures and mammograms, to walks, runs and a signature football game, all employees and their families are invited to take part and show their support for Sylvester patients, survivors, physicians, researchers, nurses and everyone else affected by breast cancer.

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Felicia Knaul, Ph.D.

Dr. Felicia Knaul to Lead Panel Discussion of Lancet Study on Women and Health

The findings of a major commission on women and health will take center stage at the Miller School of Medicine on Thursday, October 1, as Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., leads a panel discussion of a Lancet study that found women are contributing around $3 trillion to global health care, but nearly half of this is unpaid and unrecognized.

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From left, Bryon Lam, M.D., Shuliang Jiao, Ph.D., and Rong Wen, M.D., Ph.D.

Photoreceptor Imaging Breakthrough Expected to Improve Diagnosis, Assessment for Retinal Conditions

A collaborative Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and Florida International University (FIU) biomedical engineering team has developed a breakthrough retinal imaging technology that could help clinicians diagnose and assess the extent of vision loss in patients with a wide range of conditions.

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From left, Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., MPH, Brendaly Rodriguez, M.A., Co-President of the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition and Manager of the CTSI Community Engagement and Cultural Diversity Program, and Marisel Losa, M.H.S.A., President and CEO at Health Council of South Florida.

Miller School, State and Regional Partners Receive Award to Train Community Health Workers

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine along with the Health Council of South Florida and the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition have received a $250,000 award to develop a structured training program in patient-centered health care research for community health workers.

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