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Sickle Cell Patient Shows No Sign of Disease After Bone Marrow Transplant at Sylvester

From left, Maya Bloomberg, APRN, patient Brenda Alfaro, donor William Alfaro, and Dr. Thomas Harrington.

From left, Maya Bloomberg, APRN, patient Brenda Alfaro, donor William Alfaro, and Dr. Thomas Harrington.

A 31-year-old woman with sickle cell disease who had suffered with crippling pain all her life now shows no sign of the disease after being treated at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Brenda Alfaro was born in Nicaragua with this hereditary, red cell blood disorder and became a patient of hematologist Thomas Harrington, M.D., when she moved to Miami in her early 20s.

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Poor Sleep a Cause of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

People who suffer from poor sleep and complain of difficulties getting their brain in gear might find validation in a study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine which shows that too little or interrupted sleep can, eventually, lead to impaired brain function.

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Miller School fourth-year students practice treatment skills on a child simulator at the Gordon Center.

Fourth-Year Medical Students Get Skills Training at Gordon Center

The Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently hosted the Senior Capstone Course for fourth-year students.

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Seven Sylvester Faculty Members Receive Awards at Zubrod Memorial Lecture

Seven faculty members at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received awards of recognition at this year’s Zubrod Memorial Lecture.

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Florida Institute for Health Innovation Selected to Lead Regional Hurricane Response Hub

The Florida Institute for Health Innovation (FIHI) has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI), according to Roderick K. King, M.D., M.P.H., director and assistant dean for public health education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and C.E.O. of FIHI.

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From left, Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., Marie-Denise Gervais, M.D., Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., and Alex J. Mechaber, M.D.

Second Look Day Draws Large Crowd of Top Potential Medical Students

This year’s Second Look Day — an event in which accepted applicants who have not yet made a commitment are invited to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to learn more about what its academic programs have to offer — attracted a record number of participants.

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