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Romero Britto Unveils Colorful ‘Thyroid’ at Department of Medicine Reception 09.29.2016

With the pull of a black drape, internationally renowned artist Romero Britto unveiled his gratitude to the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine with a colorful tribute to a vital part of the human body. The painting called “Thyroid” was introduced at a reception September 16 at Britto’s newest gallery on Lincoln Road in Miami Beach.

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Miller School of Medicine Icon Dr. Nancy Fawcett Dies 09.29.2016

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine lost a legend on September 16 when pediatrician Nancy Fawcett, M.D., died at the age of 85. Fawcett, who spent 52 years caring for children at Holtz Children’s Hospital and was one of the university’s longest tenured professors, was loved by all those she taught or treated.

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UHealth and Jackson Open Urgent Care Center 09.29.2016

The University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System ushered in a new chapter in their decades-long health care collaboration, opening the UHealth Jackson Urgent Care center, a new facility in Country Walk in southwest Miami-Dade.

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UM Public Health Sciences and AIDS Healthcare Foundation to Launch Policy Research Initiative 09.27.2016

To fulfill a critical need in global health policy research and advocacy, the University of Miami and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation have signed a memorandum of understanding to take the first steps toward establishing a policy research initiative.

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UM Researchers Show Concussion Can Be Diagnosed with 95 Percent Specificity 09.22.2016

A team of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test, which uses the head-mounted goggle that gauges eye movement through video cameras and computers, can successfully diagnose concussion with 95 percent specificity and 89 percent sensitivity.

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Alzheimer’s Association Funds Innovative Stem Cell Trial Led by UHealth Neurologist 09.20.2016

A first-of-its-kind trial using stem cells in Alzheimer’s disease patients that is led by UHealth – the University of Miami Health System and sponsored by Miami-based life sciences company Longeveron LLC, has received a $1 million award from the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Dr. Sara J. Czaja Elected to the Executive Council of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 09.20.2016

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center on Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected to a four-year term on the Executive Council of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

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Study: Physician-Led Point of Care Medication Delivery Significantly Improves Medication Adherence 09.20.2016

Medication adherence is a significant barrier to the delivery of quality health services, particularly among minority populations and the elderly. But a new study led by clinical researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine found that adherence increased 17 to 29 percent when physicians delivered glucose, blood pressure, and cholesterol-lowering medications to diabetic patients at the point of care.

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Dr. Marilyn K. Glassberg Presents Research Findings at Vatican Stem Cell Conference 09.20.2016

When Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D., professor of medicine, surgery and pediatrics, spoke at an international conference held at the Vatican, she delivered a moving account of the promising early results obtained by investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in a small clinical trial that explored stem cell treatment in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Perfect Synergy between Sylvester Researchers Leads to $1.15 Million DOD Idea Development Award 09.20.2016

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine/hematology and oncology, and Kerry Burnstein, Ph.D., professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology, have received a $1.15 million Idea Development Award from the Department of Defense (DOD) to investigate a novel mechanism of inhibiting incurable prostate cancer.

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