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Community health worker Jakisha Blackmon signing up a Liberty Square housing project resident for HIV testing.

A Clinic without Walls Aims to Conquer HIV/AIDS

June 27, 2019

As the nation observes National HIV Testing Day today, the University of Miami’s street-based, rapid-HIV testing program holds the promise of becoming a model for reaching at-risk communities. “You don’t have to get tested and wait two long weeks — two long weeks — to get the results. It’s 20 minutes at best. Technology is a wonderful thing.”

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Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., back row, fourth from right, with members of her laboratory. Alla Mitrofanova, Ph.D., is front row, second from right.

Miller School Researchers Find Potential New Strategy for Diabetic Kidney Disease

June 19, 2019

A research team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found a potential new strategy for treating diabetic kidney disease. “We have identified a new lipid that is deficient in diabetic kidney disease,” said Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, and director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center.

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From left, Raymond Balise, Ph.D., Victoria Mitrani, Ph.D., Adam Carrico, Ph.D., Steven Safren, Ph.D., Daniel Feaster, Ph.D., Deborah Jones Weiss, Ph.D., M.Ed., Allan E. Rodriguez, M.D., and Maria Alcaide. M.D

Reception Launches New Mental Health Research Center to Combat Miami’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic

June 12, 2019

The University of Miami officially launched CHARM — its new Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health — at a reception held June 11 at the Miller School of Medicine. CHARM is funded by a four-year $3.32 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Researchers may apply for up to two $50,000 pilot program awards annually. Initial proposals are due in November, with funding awarded in January of 2020.

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Exhibits inside tents told the stories of various mass shootings.

Solemn Event Marks Anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings

May 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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