U.S News & World Report has once again ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Health System as the nation’s best in ophthalmology. Recognized as a global leader in vision research, medical education and patient care, Bascom Palmer received the No. 1 ranking in 2018-19 for the 15th year in a row and the 17th time
Dr. Tasuku Akiyama Receives $1.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Relationship between Itch and Anxiety 08.10.2018
Tasuku Akiyama, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the neuronal circuit of affective (anxiety-related) itch. Dr. Akiyama’s research focuses on the mechanisms that drive chronic itch at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels.
Researchers Call Bladder Continence an Important Marker of Recovery in Post-Acute Stroke Patients 08.10.2018
Two researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have determined that recovery of bladder continence is an important factor in predicting good outcomes for post-acute stroke patients. The researchers’ findings were published in a recent article in the Journal of Stroke & Cerebrovascular Diseases.
Michael J. Paidas, M.D., professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences and vice chair of obstetrics at Yale University School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “Dr. Paidas brings a wide range of exceptional accomplishment to Miami," said Edward Abraham, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health Affairs.
A team from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Clinical Research Services and Sylvester administration recently shared their best practices and key insights with leading academic medical centers across the nation. Overall, the Sylvester professionals showcased 10 posters at the Association of American Cancer Institutes annual Clinical Research Initiative conference. Sylvester displayed more posters than any other center.
All in the Family 08.06.2018
“Physician, heal thyself.” The biblical admonition to keep your own house in order has taken on new meaning as graduate medical programs across the country implement changes in their training to help residents maximize their own health, as well as that of their patients. A novel burnout-prevention program is helping family medicine residents improve work-life balance and patient care.
An Ocean of Therapy 08.03.2018
For volunteers from the Miller School of Medicine Department of Physical Therapy, Adaptive Beach Days are about fun, sun, water — and helping dreams come true. For the past three years, on the first and third Sundays in April to November, a segment of Miami Beach has become the launching point for a gathering of people with special needs, Sabrina Cohen Foundation staff, and a dedicated mix of exuberant volunteers.
A team of scientists from the Miller School of Medicine and College of Engineering are poised to begin developing a novel, long-lasting treatment for meniscus tear repair in injured knees. The Miller School investigators participating in the research project are Thomas Best, M.D., Ph.D., professor of orthopaedics and biomedical engineering, and Michael Baraga, M.D., associate professor of clinical orthopaedics.
Many minorities face higher cancer death rates. They receive cancer screenings less frequently, so that when cancer is diagnosed, it is often at a more advanced and less easily treatable stage. Gilberto Lopes Jr., M.D., M.B.A., associate director of global oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is working to bridge disparity gaps and differences in care globally.
Robotics Lab Opens for Business 08.01.2018
Not long ago, Doyoung Chang, Ph.D., was designing robots that may be climbing — and cleaning — the walls of skyscrapers one day. Now the biomechanical engineer is intent on perfecting a robotic arm that helps cancer fighters at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and across the University of Miami Health System obliterate small tumors with a heat-delivering needle inserted through the skin.