Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

From left, Massimo D’Amico, Laura Bianchi, Ph.D., and Rachele Sangaletti, Ph.D.

Research Sheds New Light on Mechanisms of Protection in Ischemic Stroke

August 29, 2017

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have discovered that a gene belonging to a gene family known to be involved in cell death in ischemic stroke will, when knocked out (genetically modified), confer protection on neurons, keeping them alive despite the presence of an ischemic insult. This opens the door to possible new treatments for stroke.

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Taste is the

Miller School Researchers Pursue Answers to the Mysteries of Taste

August 11, 2017

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.

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From left, Diego Venegas, M.D., advisor, Julio Barredo, M.D., international advisor, Patricia Garcia, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Minister of Health, Franklin Aldecoa, M.D., advisor, and Gino Venegas, M.D., senior advisor.

Sylvester Oncologist Dr. Julio Barredo Helps Peru Improve Outcomes of Kids with Leukemia

August 07, 2017

For Peruvian native Julio Barredo, M.D., director of children’s cancer programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, visits to his home country were often painful. He saw a cure rate of only 40 percent for the 700 children diagnosed annually with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common childhood cancer. He knew that many of them were dying unnecessarily.

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Dr. Guillermo Prado Named ‘Research Exemplar’

August 03, 2017

Graduate School Dean Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., an internationally known expert in effective intervention strategies for at-risk youth, has been named a “research exemplar” by The Research Exemplar Project at Washington University School of Medicine. Prado is the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences and director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health.

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The invasive shrub Prosopis juliflora.

Study Shows Removal of Invasive Shrub Can Help Reduce Malaria Transmission

July 24, 2017

Removing the flowers of the invasive shrub Prosopis juliflora from mosquito-prone areas might be a simple way to help reduce malaria transmission, according to a new study co-authored by John Beier, Sc.D., a world-renowned University of Miami Miller School of Medicine entomologist, professor of public health sciences and director of the Division of Environmental and Public Health.

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MSTP Student wins Women in Neurotrauma's Award of Excellence

July 24, 2017

Stephanie Lee won the Women in Neurotrauma’s (WiNTR) Award of Excellence at the recent National Neurotrauma Symposium held in Snowbird, Utah. This award is given to the top female poster in the trainee competition. Stephanie was one of 24 trainees selected from 218 trainee abstracts to participate in the competition. She joins a long history of WiNTR awardees from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. We congratulate Stephanie who is a MSTP student in her third year of graduate training in the Neuroscience program working with Drs. Keane, Bullock and Dietrich.

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program 2017

July 18, 2017

SURF fellows are spending ten weeks pursuing research projects in the laboratories of UM MSoM faculty. The program introduces fellows to the type of projects encountered during doctoral research training and lead to an understanding of the planning, discipline, and teamwork involved in the pursuit of basic answers to current questions in the biological sciences.