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UM Awarded NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Grant 10.22.2014

A team of University of Miami researchers is part of a trio of institutions that have been awarded a $20 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to create a Center to integrate and analyze large and diverse datasets of cellular signatures as part of the Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) initiative. The award, of which there is only one in the nation, is to create a Data Coordination and Integration Center.

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UHealth Becomes First in Southeast U.S. to Use New Heart Failure Monitoring System 10.21.2014

Cardiovascular physicians at UHealth - University of Miami Health System are the first in the Southeast U.S. to implant a new miniaturized, wireless monitoring sensor to manage heart failure. The CardioMEMS HF System has been shown to reduce hospital admissions by more than one-third when used by physicians to manage heart failure. It was implanted at University of Miami Hospital, the flagship hospital of UHealth.

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Miller School Human Geneticist Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award 10.21.2014

A leading human geneticist at the Miller School has been honored for her lifelong contribution to psychiatric disease research. The 2014 Snow and Ming Tsuang Lifetime Achievement Award, bestowed by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG), was presented to Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.

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McKnight Brain Research Foundation Presents Endowed Chair to Dr. Clinton Wright 10.21.2014

Clinton Wright, M.D., M.S., Scientific Director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, recently became the first recipient of the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging, which will go a long way to promote research aimed at understanding how aging influences memory. The chair was established thanks to a $2 million gift to the University from the McKnight Brain Research Foundation.

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Elaine and Sydney Sussman Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology Presented to Dr. Alan W. Heldman 10.21.2014

Before a packed auditorium full of family, friends, and University and Miller School of Medicine leadership, longtime philanthropists Sydney and Elaine Sussman made their latest gift in the hopes of improving care for cardiovascular patients for generations to come. The Sussmans presented the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Endowed Chair in Interventional Cardiology to Alan W. Heldman, M.D. during an October 7 ceremony.

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Infectious Disease Researchers Awarded $1.2 Million to Integrate HIV Primary Care in Community Healthcare Settings 10.21.2014

Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases have been awarded $1.2 million by the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for a four-year project that will introduce a patient-centered medical home to integrate HIV primary care in the community healthcare setting.

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Breast Cancer Researcher to Study Personalized Treatment Using Multi-Hormone Combinations 10.21.2014

Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology and member of the University of Miami’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received a $250,000 grant from the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) to research personalized treatment of breast tumors with multi-hormone combinations.

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Researchers Discover How Depression and Aging Link to Increased Disease Risk 10.21.2014

Psychological stress and stress-related psychiatric disorders are associated with increased risk for age-related diseases, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this relationship are unknown. An international group of researchers from Germany and the U.S. has discovered a biochemical change in a specific gene that causes this risk, a finding that may lead to improved treatments for diseases of aging.

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National Healthcare Quality Week, Oct. 19-25 10.21.2014

The Miller School of Medicine is celebrating National Healthcare Quality Week October 19-25. The national event recognizes health care professionals who are committed to quality and patient care.

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Green U Tip of the Week: Set Your Computer to Sleep Mode 10.21.2014

Left on around the clock, a single desktop computer can emit more than 1,500 pounds of CO2 into the atmosphere, directly contributing to Florida’s vulnerability to rising sea levels. So be sure to permanently set your computer to sleep or energy-saving mode, and turn it off when you leave for the day.

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