New Clinic Will Treat Children’s Concussions 08.21.2017
To serve children under 16 who have suffered concussion from a non-sports- related injury, the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute’s concussion program has launched its Pediatric Concussion Clinic, led by concussion expert Gillian Hotz, Ph.D. “Too often, younger children fall through the cracks and are not correctly diagnosed with concussion,” said Hotz.
Research efforts to improve outcomes for people with ovarian cancer or glioma just got a boost in excess of $3 million. Noriyuki Kasahara, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of biology and pathology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues have received a $2.6 million NCI grant to support their unique technology to deliver targeted chemotherapy.
Only minutes into their formal medical school education, the members of the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 were presented with perhaps the most-recognized symbol of the medical profession. The students were handed brand-new stethoscopes, donated by alumni and faculty as a way of welcoming them to the Miller School.
Miller School Dean Edward Abraham, M.D., greeted an auditorium full of people who are even newer to the University of Miami than he is — the members of the M.D. Class of 2021, who gathered last week for orientation. “You’re an absolutely spectacular class,” the Dean said. “This is a wonderful fit for you and a wonderful environment.”
Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano Thanks UHealth and Jackson after Treatment for Life-Threatening Burns 08.17.2017
South Florida celebrity chef Ralph Pagano, who suffered life-threatening burns in a kitchen explosion, expressed gratitude to his UHealth/Jackson caregivers when he was released following a hospital stay of nearly a month and a half. The explosion occurred when Pagano, owner of the Naked Lunch, Naked Taco and Naked Crab restaurants and host of the culinary show “All Mixed Up,” was opening a new restaurant in Bimini.
A team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study an attribute in traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Daniel J. Liebl, Ph.D., professor of neurological surgery, is leading the investigation.
It’s a story of targeted chemotherapy, immune system changes, and the possibility of prolonged survival for people with gliomas. Noriyuki Kasahara, M.D., Ph.D., a gene therapy expert at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of cell biology and pathology at the Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues developed a unique technology to deliver chemotherapy exclusively to tumors.
The Medical Parents Association (MPA) held an orientation dinner August 9 to welcome the Class of 2021 – and their proud parents – to their first year at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. “I can tell you from first-hand experience that your daughter or son stands on the threshold of an incredible adventure,” said Vicky Egusquiza, M.D. ’87, whose three sons have attended the Miller School.
The first complete solar eclipse to span the United States in 99 years will occur on Monday, August 21. If you plan to join the millions of people viewing the sight of the century, it is important to protect your eyes. Rule No. 1: Never look directly at the sun without proper eye protection — even for a few minutes. You can seriously damage your vision.
Why do we eat what we eat? As obvious as it may sound, the strongest determinant, other than availability, is taste. Our reaction to taste — a range of responses from yum to yuck — is often instantaneous yet highly personalized. So we eat what we like, but why do we like what we like? And personal preferences aside, does taste really matter? For two researchers at the Miller School of Medicine, the answer is yes.