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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Opens in Naples

New Bascom Palmer Eye Institute facility in Naples.

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#1 Ranked Ophthalmology Program in USA Expands Care, Research and Education at Naples Campus

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute has opened its much anticipated new eye center in Naples, bringing world-class eye care to Southwest Florida.

“This $25 million state-of-the-art eye care facility reaffirms Bascom Palmer’s long-standing commitment to deliver the highest level of ophthalmic care, research and education to our patients in Collier County,” said Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., Chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the world-renowned Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the nation’s top-ranked program in ophthalmology as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.

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Researchers Discover Novel Cellular Mechanism Crucial to Brain Cancer Growth

A team of Miller School of Medicine researchers has discovered that a previously unappreciated so-called long noncoding RNA mechanism controls tumor growth of Glioblastoma Multiforme cells.

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Bascom Researcher Receives $1 Million Federal Defense Grant to Study Lipids to Combat Glaucoma

A researcher at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is leading a research study to test whether a class of lipids found in inner eye fluid can help halt the progression of glaucoma among military troops and others who have experienced traumatic eye injury.

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Neurology Leader Wins AHA Top Volunteer Award

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., Professor and Olemberg Chair of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received yet another honor from the American Heart Association (AHA) for his outstanding work to reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke.

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Researchers’ Findings Support Syringe Exchange Programs for Injection Drug Users

A team of researchers from the Miller School of Medicine and Jackson Memorial Hospital has published an eye-opening study of the financial cost to the public and the level of mortality for injection drug users admitted to Jackson for treatment of infections.

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From left, student ambassadors Giulissa Honoré, Julia Veloso and Karina Abadia of Ronald W. Reagan/Doral Senior High School imagine their future as physicians.

High School Students Inspired to Excel at 6th Annual Student Ambassador Seminar

The man with the baritone voice, signature mustache and graying hair was surely out of his mind. The University of Miami, which hadn’t been to a bowl game in more than a decade and was on the verge of mothballing its football program, would win a national championship within five years, he told a group of 18- and 19-year-old kids.

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