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UHealth is the First Academic Medical Center to Use New da Vinci Surgical System 04.23.2014

Building on its growing reputation as a leader in the use of breakthrough technology, UHealth - University of Miami Health System has become the first academic medical center in the world to use the new da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System. The procedure, a prostatectomy, was performed by Dipen Parekh, M.D., at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.

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Research Finds Link Between Aortic Valve Replacement and Atrial Fibrillation 04.23.2014

A team of Miller School researchers has found a strong correlation between the type of aortic valve replacement procedure a patient undergoes and the development of post-operative atrial fibrillation. Their findings are reported in an article, “New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Aortic Valve Replacement,” that appears in the April 22 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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UMH Achieves Highest Level for Epilepsy Care 04.23.2014

The International Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at University of Miami Hospital has been designated as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. The designation is the highest level awarded by the association, which evaluates the quality of specialized epilepsy care in the United States.

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Alan Livingstone, M.D., Inducted into Brazil’s National Academy of Medicine 04.23.2014

Alan S. Livingstone, M.D., the Lucille and DeWitt Daughtry Professor and Chairman of Surgery, is usually addressed as “Dr. Livingstone,” sometimes as “Professor Livingstone.” Now there is a new option: “Your Excellency.” On March 27, Livingstone was inducted into Brazil’s National Academy of Medicine, one of the oldest and most exclusive medical academies in the world, and the title accompanies that honor.

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Discovery Scientists Receive NIH Funding for Spinal Cord Injury Therapy 04.23.2014

A group of Miller School scientists has received a $1.6 million small business award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a unit of the National Institutes of Health, to support development and clinical trials of a novel anti-inflammatory antibody treatment for human spinal cord injury.

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Neurology Receives Major Grant for Stroke Research 04.23.2014

The Miller School’s Department of Neurology is one of three institutions selected to participate in a collaborative research program to develop groundbreaking new methods of preventing, diagnosing and treating stroke, the second-leading cause of death worldwide. Funding began this month, and the department will receive $2.4 million over four years.

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Final Instructions for the 2014 Corporate Run/Walk 04.22.2014

If you have registered for the 2014 Corporate Run/Walk, your race packet is now ready for pick-up at the front counter of the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center, on the ninth floor of the Clinical Research Building. Pick-up hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., except for the day of the race, Thursday, April 24, when the hours are 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Marine Mammal Expert to Discuss Emerging Diseases in Dolphins -- Sentinels for Ocean and Human Health 04.22.2014

The Department of Pathology, in conjunction with the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), will host a special Grand Rounds by marine mammal expert and pathologist Gregory Bossart, V.M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Animal Health, Research, and Conservation and Chief Veterinary Officer at Georgia Aquarium, on Thursday, May 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium.

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The Internet of Things and Privacy 04.22.2014

Most people access and share information by connecting to the Internet via a computer, tablet or smartphone. Many willingly share information via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Instagram and Pinterest. There is also a certain uneasy understanding between consumers and these sites about the terms of use.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Dominates at Graduate School Awards 04.22.2014

M. Brian Blake, Ph.D., M.S., Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School, hosted the inaugural University of Miami Graduate School Awards at the Student Center on the Coral Gables Campus, where three members of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology received top honors.

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