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University of Miami and Heat Biologics Announce Zika Vaccine Collaboration 10.25.2016

The University of Miami has entered into an agreement with Heat Biologics, Inc., to license and develop a portfolio of patents leveraging the gp96 platform to target the Zika virus and other infectious diseases. Heat has formed a wholly owned subsidiary, Zolovax, Inc., to focus on the development of gp96-based vaccines targeting Zika, HIV, West Nile, dengue and yellow fever.

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ENT Patient Dubbed Rookie of the Y(ear) 10.20.2016

When 6-year-old Justin Matias left the hearing exam room at University of Miami Health System, he got the shock of a lifetime. Having just been fitted with his first pair of hearing aids — his first comment was, "This is awesome! I can hear better!" — he was surprised by family and friends as well as players, alumni and cheerleaders from his favorite team, the Miami Dolphins.

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University of Miami Creates Pioneering Department of Interventional Radiology 10.18.2016

In an historic move, the University of Miami has created a Department of Interventional Radiology, demonstrating its leadership in this versatile therapy. The approval comes after nearly eight years of monumental growth in the field, both in research and clinical applications, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and UHealth - the University of Miami Health System.

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Dr. Rodrigo M. Vianna Achieves Perfect Scores in Evaluation for Prestigious Academic Designation 10.18.2016

Following several months of preparation and two grueling days of evaluations by some of the world’s top medical academicians, Rodrigo M. Vianna, M.D., Ph.D., professor of surgery, Director of Transplant Services and Chief of Liver and GI Transplantation at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital, has been granted the prestigious Livre-Docência designation.

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’Cane Academy ‘Flips the Classroom’ on Learning 10.18.2016

Greater student-teacher interaction, self-paced learning and improved educational outcomes are among the benefits of the innovative ’Cane Academy program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, according to faculty members who have integrated new concepts into their courses.

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Miller School of Medicine Excels in Annual Fundraising Survey 10.18.2016

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine made impressive gains in fundraising performance among medical schools, placing in the top 16 percent in the newest Association of American Medical Colleges Development Survey. After analyzing data from 129 institutions for the 2015 fiscal year, the survey showed that the Miller School moved up four spots from 2014, ranking 21st with total private support of $116.5 million.

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Miller School’s First-Year Class is Most Diverse Ever 10.18.2016

Diversity is the hallmark of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s first-year class of 2020. “Our incoming ‘class with perfect vision’ is the most diverse in our school’s history,” said Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., Bernard J. Fogel Chair in Medical Education, Professor of Medicine, and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education.

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Bascom Palmer’s Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital Recognized at Quality and Patient Safety Summit 10.18.2016

The Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital of the University of Miami’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth was among 11 Florida hospitals recently recognized for improving patient safety at the Florida Hospital Association’s Hospital Engagement Network Quality and Patient Safety Summit for Achievements in Improving Patient Care.

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Dr. Lisa C. Martinez Named ‘Hispanic Woman of Distinction’ 10.18.2016

Lisa C. Martinez, M.D., a medical education leader at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been honored as a “Hispanic Woman of Distinction.” She was one of a dozen South Florida women to receive the recognition during the 15th anniversary celebration for Hispanic Women of Distinction, a Broward County nonprofit organization.

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Hundreds Walk Out of the Darkness for Suicide Prevention 10.18.2016

Under cloudy skies and a steady drizzle, hundreds of people — men, women and children, young and old — participated in the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Miami-Dade County “Out of the Darkness Walk” on the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus.

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