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Researcher Identifies Potential Target for Treating Aggressive Brain Tumors in Children 08.22.2019

A researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has identified a potential target for halting the unchecked cell division in medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain tumor. However, laboratory studies indicate that inhibiting cellular division must be done carefully during a relatively narrow window of time to avoid damage to a child’s still-developing brain.

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Miller School Education Expert Named to Legacy Magazine’s ‘40 Under 40’ List 08.16.2019

Achieving significant career accomplishments before your 40th birthday can be notable on its own, but having peers nominate you for an award that highlights those achievements is even more noteworthy.

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Miller School Alzheimer’s Researchers, Physicians Have Strong Presence at International Conference 08.13.2019

Leading Alzheimer’s genetics researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) and neurologists with the University of Miami Health System presented groundbreaking research and received national media coverage at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2019 in Los Angeles.

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Doctoral Candidates Receive Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics 08.13.2019

Two University of Miami Miller School of Medicine doctoral candidates, Zachary Silver and Yi Zhu, are the recipients of the 2019 Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics for their innovative genetic research into neurodegenerative disease and HIV.

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Miller School Welcomes the M.D. Class of 2023 for Their ‘Exhilarating Journey’ 08.12.2019

Members of the brand new Miller School M.D. Class of 2023 were greeted at orientation by Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., celebrating “the day that begins your exhilarating journey.”

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Sylvester Receives Trailblazer Award from Miami Chamber 08.09.2019

The Mary Brickell Trailblazer Award, named after one of Miami’s founders, is given by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce to those at the forefront of achieving something significant, a leader in their field. On August 7 that award was presented to Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., on behalf of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Dr. Robert J. Myerburg Reflects on Career in Electrophysiology 08.08.2019

When Robert J. Myerburg, M.D. joined the University of Miami faculty in 1970, the field of cardiac electrophysiology was entering an exciting new era. “Being able to record the electrical activity inside the human heart was the turning point in diagnosing, treating and preventing dangerous arrhythmias,” said Dr. Myerburg.

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Prior Undetected Heart Attacks Found in Sudden Deaths Associated with Coronary Artery Disease 08.06.2019

A renowned cardiologist and researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Oulu University in Finland, has found evidence of previously undetected heart attacks in about 40 percent of people whose sudden deaths were associated with coronary artery disease.

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New Preventive Cardiovascular Medicine Program Focuses on Patients with High Risk of Complications 08.02.2019

The University of Miami Health System now offers specialized prevention services to patients who have a high risk for major vascular disease complications, including heart attack and stroke.

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Nick Buoniconti, Co-Founder of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Passes Away 07.31.2019

As the anchor of the Miami Dolphins’ famed “No-Name Defense,” Nick Buoniconti led his teammates to two Super Bowl titles in the early 1970s, the first of those coming on a squad that still stands today as the NFL’s only undefeated and untied team.

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