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Bascom Palmer Ranked Nation’s No. 1 in Ophthalmology for 17th Time

U.S News & World Report has once again ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System as the nation’s best in ophthalmology. Recognized as a global leader in vision research, medical education and patient care, Bascom Palmer received the No. 1 ranking in 2018-19 for the 15th year in a row and the 17th time

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Tasuku Akiyama, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasuku Akiyama Receives $1.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Relationship between Itch and Anxiety

Tasuku Akiyama, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the neuronal circuit of affective (anxiety-related) itch. Dr. Akiyama’s research focuses on the mechanisms that drive chronic itch at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels.

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Researchers Call Bladder Continence an Important Marker of Recovery in Post-Acute Stroke Patients

Two researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have determined that recovery of bladder continence is an important factor in predicting good outcomes for post-acute stroke patients. The researchers’ findings were published in a recent article in the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases.

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Dr. Michael J. Paidas

Dr. Michael J. Paidas of Yale Named Chair of OB/GYN at UHealth

Michael J. Paidas, M.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and vice chair of obstetrics at Yale University School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Dr. Paidas brings a wide range of exceptional accomplishment to Miami," said Edward Abraham, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health Affairs.

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Sylvester attendees from left, top row: Jared Cotta, Lauren Gjolaj, Avantika Dang, Rizalia Rivera-Cvijovic, Rosa Hsieh, Helen Peck, Andrew Nilson, John Shea.  From left, bottom row: Rania Saghira, Bat-ami Gordon, Yvonne Dinh, Simmy Thompson.

Sylvester Research Administration Posters Showcased at National Conference

A team from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Clinical Research Services and Sylvester administration recently shared their best practices and key insights with leading academic medical centers across the nation. Overall, the Sylvester professionals showcased 10 posters at the Association of American Cancer Institutes annual Clinical Research Initiative conference. Sylvester displayed more posters than any other center.

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