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Dr. Guillermo ‘Willy’ Prado Named President of Society for Prevention Research 06.15.2019

Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., dean of the University of Miami Graduate School and professor of public health at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was named president of the Society of Preventative Research (SPR).

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Study Shows No Additional Benefit of Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Certain Strokes 06.14.2019

Researchers are always seeking a better method of stroke prevention than aspirin, but a recent multi-center study that included the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine showed that oral anticoagulants presented no significant benefit for preventing recurrent stroke for patients with embolic strokes of undetermined source (ESUS).

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The Latest in Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine Showcased at ISCI Symposium 06.14.2019

Recent advances in regenerative medicine and the promise of future therapeutics based on stem cell research came together in a series of presentations at the 2019 ISCI Symposium. A welcome and introduction by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., kicked off the event, which the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) hosted at the Lois Pope LIFE Center.

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Drs. Abraham and Ford Share a Unique Vision at ‘State of UHealth and the Miller School’ Address 06.14.2019

UHealth CEO Edward Abraham, M.D., and Miller School Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., joined forces Wednesday evening to express their gratitude for the impressive accomplishments of the past year and to chart an ambitious path forward in their first “State of UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine” address.

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Father and Son Alumni and Faculty Share Dedication to Curing Diseases of the Pancreas 06.13.2019

Jodie Barkin, M.D. ’11, admires his father’s commitment to patients with pancreatic diseases and other gastrointestinal disorders. “My dad is a godfather in the field of pancreatology,” he says. “It’s very special for me to work with him as a partner, mentor, and colleague. He’s a great role model for having an accomplished career in academic medicine.”

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Reception Launches New Mental Health Research Center to Combat Miami’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic 06.12.2019

The University of Miami officially launched CHARM — its new Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health — at a reception held June 11 at the Miller School of Medicine. CHARM is funded by a four-year $3.32 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Researchers may apply for up to two $50,000 pilot program awards annually. Initial proposals are due in November, with funding awarded in January of 2020.

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SURF’s Up This Summer at the Miller School 06.12.2019

Twelve talented college students with interests in biomedical research have been recruited to the 2019 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The 2019 SURF fellows will spend the summer conducting biomedical research in laboratories across eight major departments and programs at the Miller School.

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Annual Exercises Test Clinical Skills of Third-Year Medical Students 06.11.2019

Third-year Miller School of Medicine students from both the Miami and Regional Medical Campuses gathered at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center for the 24th annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations, a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students.

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Sylvester Hosts Symposium on Preventing Cancer Among Firefighters 06.11.2019

Of the 252 fallen firefighters who will be honored in Colorado this September, 201 died of occupation-related cancers, a reality that on Monday brought Morrison and more than 325 other firefighters, scientists, researchers, and other stakeholders from seven countries to the Shalala Student Center, where Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted the inaugural State of the Science National Firefighter Cancer Symposium.

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Bronze Star Medal Awarded at Gordon Center 06.07.2019

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education recently hosted a Bronze Star medal award ceremony for U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant J. Austin Hall. The Bronze Star is the military’s fourth-highest combat medal and was awarded to MSgt. Hall for extraordinary heroism while deployed with the Special Operations Surgical Team (SOST) in Operation Inherent Resolve in 2016.

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