Zika Virus was Introduced in South Florida Multiple Times in 2016, Study in Nature Reveals 05.24.2017
A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers worked with a team of scientists at The Scripps Research Institute in California and investigators at other leading institutions to solve a mystery about the first U.S. outbreak of Zika virus in 2016.Sequencing the Zika virus RNA of infected people and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes revealed some surprises.
Elizabeth Sierocinski, who just completed her third year at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to continue a research project in Germany looking at patients’ responses to findings in research imaging.
Sylvester Associate Director Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Predictive Testing of Ocular Melanoma 05.23.2017
J. William Harbour, M.D., associate director for basic research at Sylvester, and the Mark J. Daily Chair and vice chairman for translational research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study predictive testing of ocular (or uveal) melanoma, one of the deadliest types of cancer.
Motivated by the knowledge that “nutrition is preventive medicine,” three members of the Miller School’s 2019 M.D./M.P.H. class have created a free iPhone app to show patients and families, faculty, staff and trainees the healthy, reasonably priced food options on the medical campus.
Physician assistants can provide a great service in expanding the reach of mental health services to patients in underserved areas of the country, including some southern U.S. states where the need is greatest. However, psychiatrists would be wise to first familiarize themselves with the subtleties of regulations in their state before supervising PAs to avoid exposure to legal risks.
Collaborative Clinical Study Tests Impact of Novel Imaging Technology on Diabetic Foot Ulcers 05.19.2017
Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, working in collaboration with the inventors of a novel imaging technology at the Florida International University Department of Biomedical Engineering, are conducting a clinical study of a scanner that can see into tissue and monitor real-time physiological activity in diabetic foot ulcers.
A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine team has found a sharp rise in Zika virus cases in northeast Ecuador after a devastating earthquake on April 16, 2016. “We saw many pregnant women with typical signs of Zika on multiple UM medical missions to the affected region,” said Leonardo Tamariz, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Population Health and Computational Medicine.
When Eric Gibbs, a second-year student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, walks into one of the classrooms at the Debbie School, he’s often greeted by a gaggle of toddlers who love to playfully tackle him to the ground. “It’s generally the best part of my week,” said Gibbs, an M.D. candidate in the Class of 2019, who is going into pediatrics.
Researchers Discover New Ways to Prevent Bacterial and Viral Infection and Inflammatory Disease 05.17.2017
It’s about preventing infection without triggering autoimmunity. Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine identified a cellular protein and pathway that activates our immune system to fight against bacteria or virus infection. Too little and the infection progresses, too much and a person could develop an autoimmune condition.
Steven L. Cohn, M.D., is the recipient of the 2017 Society of Hospital Medicine’s Individual Award for Excellence in Teaching, its highest award that honors best practices in hospital medicine. He established the preoperative medical clinic and directed the medical consultation service for almost 30 years at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn before joining the University of Miami Health System.