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Screening of Autosports Safety Documentary Raises Money for KiDZ Neuroscience Center 05.23.2019

An advance screening of a documentary about the work of autosports safety pioneer Stephen Olvey, M.D., drew a large audience of famed race drivers and other supporters to help raise money for the KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Sylvester Investigator Wins Prestigious Award for Advancing Urologic Research 05.23.2019

The Society for Women in Urology and the Society for Basic Urological Research recognize a female scientist annually for advancing the field of basic science urological research. This year the Excellence in Urologic Research award went to Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.

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Solemn Event Marks Anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings 05.22.2019

Following the mass shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Fla., on February 14, 2018, MSD alumni and University of Miami students gathered at a campus-held vigil and relied on each other for support. One of the alumni, Alexander Margetts, a neuroscience student at UM, remembers feeling powerless — the tragedy had taken 17 lives in a place close to his heart.

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Dr. Charles Vogel wins Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award 05.21.2019

Charles L. Vogel, M.D., director of the Women’s Center at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach, received the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday at the annual Health Care Heroes Awards presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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UM Expert Co-Authors New Recommendations to Improve Stroke Systems of Care and Patient Outcomes 05.21.2019

A neurologist with UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine co-authored newly released guidelines to translate the latest advances in stroke care to improve patient outcomes. The statement emphasizes the need for certified stroke treatment centers to turn major advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into better patient outcomes, and says comprehensive stroke sys

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Epigenetic Changes May Explain How Aging Increases Blood Cancer Risks 05.20.2019

It is widely known that aging is the single biggest non-modifiable risk factor for cancer. Now, a new study conducted by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine sheds new light on the factors associated with cellular aging and cancer risk.

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Dean Emeritus John Clarkson Receives Special Recognition from Colleagues 05.17.2019

John G. Clarkson, M.D., dean emeritus of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and professor emeritus of ophthalmology, has been granted Emeritus Recognition, a special category of appointment to the medical staff of University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (UMHC). The recognition comes nearly 44 years after his original appointment on July 1, 1975.

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Scholars Thank Donors for Scholarships and Opportunity 05.16.2019

Ethan Adre always knew he wanted to be a physician, but he was not always sure he would have the financial means to make that dream a reality. His parents emigrated from the Philippines, and even though they built a life and a family in the United States, they were not in a position to help their son pay the high cost of a medical education.

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Miller School Class of 2019 Celebrates Commencement and a Chance to Serve the Global Community 05.13.2019

As Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., put on his cap and gown and prepared for his first commencement ceremony as dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, he took a moment to reflect on the importance of the day.

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Women Faculty Play Growing Role in Miller School’s Orthopaedics Department 05.08.2019

Adriana Urruela, M.D., is looking forward to a rewarding career in hand surgery. A fourth-year orthopaedics resident at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Urruela is one of a small but growing number of women entering the field of orthopaedic surgery.

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