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Miller School of Medicine Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is making the rounds at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The challenge, which involves pouring a bucket of ice water over your own head, was created to help raise awareness of the neurodegenerative disorder, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and generate donations to ALS research.

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From left, FTRP grant recipients Glen Barber, Ph.D.; Shaun Brothers, Ph.D.; Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D.; Seung-Uon Shin, Ph.D.; and Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D.

Miller School Researchers Receive State Funding for Drug-Discovery Projects

Miller School of Medicine researchers have received three grants in the latest round of funding from the Florida Translational Research Program (FTRP), a state-funded initiative to advance drug discovery. All of the projects receiving awards focus on the discovery and development of novel small molecules for the treatment of disease, specifically cancer.

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Stephan Schürer, Ph.D.

Cheminformatics Expert Awarded NIH Grant to Study “Druggable Genome”

Knowing the size of the human genome, it is exciting to consider just how many molecular targets could represent an opportunity for therapeutic intervention. As part of an NIH Common Fund project called Illuminating the Druggable Genome (IDG), Stephan Schürer, Ph.D., research associate professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology, has received part of a $5.8 million grant.

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Revolutionary Radiation Therapy System Coming to Sylvester

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is making a new state-of-the-art weapon available to its patients, becoming only the fourth facility in the U.S. and the first on the east coast to acquire an MRI-guided radiation therapy system from ViewRay Inc.

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Thomas M. Hooton, M.D., and Diana D. Cardenas, M.D., M.H.A.

New Book by UM Experts Explores Complications in Patients Undergoing Medical Rehabilitation

With more than three decades of experience, Diana D. Cardenas M.D., M.H.A., professor and Chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, knows the many medical complications that may occur in patients undergoing medical rehabilitation.

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