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Dr. R. Rodney Howell Receives New Advocacy Award from Genetics Society 07.02.2015

The American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) has named R. Rodney Howell, M.D., Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Chairman Emeritus of Pediatrics and Member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, as the first recipient of its new annual Advocacy Award.

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Miller School Cardiologist and Neurologist Play Key Roles in New Report on Cardiac Arrest 07.01.2015

An expert committee assembled by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) has produced an important new report proposing methods for increasing survival rates and quality of life following cardiac arrest, and two prominent Miller School of Medicine physicians — cardiologist Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., and neurologist Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S. — played key roles on the committee.

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Researchers Discover Novel Cellular Mechanism Crucial to Brain Cancer Growth 06.30.2015

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 Palmer Eye Institute Opens in Naples 06.30.2015

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

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Bascom Researcher Receives $1 Million Federal Defense Grant to Study Lipids to Combat Glaucoma 06.30.2015

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 06.30.2015

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 06.30.2015

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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High School Students Inspired to Excel at 6th Annual Student Ambassador Seminar 06.30.2015

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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M.D./M.P.H. Student Awarded NIOSH Grant to Study Osteoarthritis in Hispanic Construction Workers 06.30.2015

Samuel R. Huntley, a first-year M.D./M.P.H. student at the Miller School of Medicine, was awarded a Pilot/Small Project Grant from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) for his proposal titled, “DOLORES - Determinants of Osteoarthritis Linked to Occupational Radiography: Epidemiologic Surveillance.”

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Florida Cancer Data System Receives Gold Certification 06.30.2015

The Florida Cancer Data System, Florida’s legislatively mandated, statewide, population-based cancer registry, has received the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries’ highest certification for the 13th consecutive year. Gold certification is awarded to central registries who meet the highest levels of completeness, data quality and timeliness in cancer abstract reporting.

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