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Young Blood Vessels Give New Life to Aging Islets, Researchers Find 11.21.2014

A team of international researchers, led by investigators at the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Medicine and Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), has found that young capillary vessels can rejuvenate aged pancreatic islets. The study finding is significant because it suggests that targeting inflammation and fibrosis in the small blood vessels of the islet may offer new treatment options for type 2 diabetes.

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An Adventurous New COO Takes the Reins at UHealth 11.21.2014

Thomas Allan McGrath, M.B.A., sits in his office sporting a necktie with a jaunty DNA double helix. It spirals down from the knot at his throat, gradually unwinding as the tie widens, until it splits into two separate strands near the bottom. It’s a fashion statement, to be sure, but it’s also thematically appropriate for the new Chief Operating Officer of UHealth.

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$2 Million Gift Will Advance Research at UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute 11.19.2014

From Pop Warner football players to the weekend warrior, just about everyone in South Florida can benefit from the computerized motion analyses, advanced concussion testing, and other sophisticated performance evaluations and therapies that are major components of the Miller School of Medicine’s UHealth Sports Performance and Wellness Institute.

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UM/Jackson Burn Center Remains Only Verified Center in South Florida 11.18.2014

Recently re-verified by the American Burn Association (ABA) and American College of Surgeons, the Burn Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital remains one of only 63 burn centers in the nation and the only one in South Florida to earn the ABA’s highest honor. The Center’s verification will continue for another three-year cycle.

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NFL Grant Awarded to Study Novel Diagnostic Device for Concussions 11.18.2014

A $500,000 grant from the National Football League will enable the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical equipment manufacturer Neuro Kinetics Inc. to test the effectiveness of a diagnostic device prototype, the I-Portal® PAS goggle, for early and accurate detection of concussions.

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Dr. Stephen Nimer Receives Humanitarian of the Year Award 11.18.2014

The Life Raft Group has named Stephen Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, its Humanitarian of the Year. Dr. Nimer was presented the award at the 7th anniversary of the biennial Life Fest convention, a unique event where hundreds of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumor (GIST) patients and caregivers gather for a weekend of camaraderie.

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Dr. Mustafa Tekin to Lead Division of Clinical and Translational Genetics 11.18.2014

Mustafa Tekin, M.D., professor of human genetics, has been named Chief of the Division of Clinical and Translational Genetics in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics. Tekin assumed his new role November 17.

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38th Annual Neonatology Conference Draws a Global Audience of Pediatric Professionals 11.18.2014

Practitioners from all over the world gathered last week at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the 38th annual Miami Neonatology conference, sponsored by the Miller School of Medicine and presented by the Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Neonatology. This year’s theme, “Advances in Respiratory Care,” featured two dozen of the field’s leading experts sharing the latest research and clinical knowledge.

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Early Deadline for Submissions 11.18.2014

Please note that the submission deadline for the December 2 issue of MED is Tuesday, November 25, at noon. Any requests received after the deadline will be processed the following week. Happy Thanksgiving!

Help Support Autism Research, Education and Patient Care at 2015 WalkAbout Autism 11.18.2014

The Dan Marino Foundation WalkAbout Autism, which provides needed funds for local providers of autism treatment services, including the Debbie School, a division of the Mailman Center for Child Development, will be held Saturday, January 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Sun Life Stadium.

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