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From left, Pamela Knous, Ralph Sacco, M.D., Danuta Szczesna-Cordary, Ph.D., Sunil Yadav, graduate student Yoel H. Sitbon, and Arnold Schmidt.

Doctoral Student Receives Grant through the American Heart Association

July 26, 2018

Third-year graduate student Sunil Yadav had never met Pamela Knous before their first handshake at the Rosenstiel Medical Science Building, but thanks to a shared medical interest, the Naples woman will play a significant role in the advancement of the doctoral student’s career. Knous and American Heart Association represemtatives presented Yadav with a check to fund his research to develop a treatment for heart disease.

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Diversity & Inclusion : Rolando Lyles

July 24, 2018

This past fall Rolando was invited to be the honorary alumni representative speaker at an annual Posse event known as Power of 10. The Power of 10 event is centered around an exceptional alumnus who gets to share their story with the founder and president of Posse along with Posse’s largest supporters, advisers, and donors.

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Miami sunset.

Can Cities Keep Their Cool?

July 19, 2018

Laurence S. Kalkstein, Ph.D., a bioclimatologist and voluntary faculty member with the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, has spent the past 30 years studying the impact of weather on human health. He’s the director of the Synoptic Climatology Laboratory, whose research explores a vast array of meteorologic and environmental factors on plants, animals, people and disease.

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Researchers compared disparities in cancer risk and mortality among diverse populations in New York with those found in Florida in earlier studies.

Distinct Racial and Ethnic Differences in Cancer Mortality Revealed in Published Study

July 19, 2018

Expanding on previous work highlighting disparities in cancer risk and mortality among diverse populations in Florida, a research team from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center analyzed almost 250,000 people who died from cancer between 2008 and 2014 in another state with a diverse population: New York. Results of this new study were published on July 19 in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.

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Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

New Study Explores Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D in Type 1 Diabetes

July 13, 2018

Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute are launching a new clinical trial that will assess the impact of high-dose omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D supplementation on halting the progression of type 1 diabetes. The study will compare the effects of the proposed intervention in children and adults newly diagnosed and in those with longer-standing type 1 diabetes to evaluate any benefit of early and late interventions.

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In an upcoming phase two human study, researchers will use nine outcome fields — cognitive, behavioral, psychosocial, sleep, pain, sensorimotor, cardiovascular, inflammatory biomarkers, and neuroimaging studies — to evaluate the drug’s efficacy.

‘Concussion Pill’ Shows Promise in Pre-Clinical Pilot Study

July 10, 2018

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, along with their partners at Scythian Biosciences, are one step closer to finding a new treatment for concussion. In 2016, the multidisciplinary Miller School team embarked on a five-year study to examine the effects of combining CBD with an NMDA antagonist for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and concussion.

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Visual impairment is associated with cognitive decline in aging adults.

Miller School Study Links Visual Impairment to Cognitive Decline in Seniors

June 28, 2018

A population-based study led by public health researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has revealed that visual impairment is associated with cognitive decline in aging adults. The collaborative study, “Longitudinal Associations Between Visual Impairment and Cognitive Functioning,” was published in JAMA Ophthalmology, a journal of the American Medical Association, on June 28.

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Robert J. Myerburg, M.D.

Dr. Robert Myerburg Explores Genetic Links to Sudden Cardiac Death

June 26, 2018

Cardiologist Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues in Finland have uncovered genetic links that offer new explanations for some sudden cardiac deaths in young people. Myocardial fibrosis — scarring of the cardiac muscle — is a common postmortem finding in such cases. There is no known single cause, and in some individuals, there is no identifiable cause at all.

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Isaiah Hankel, Ph.D., founder of Cheeky Scientist, offered tips for transition to careers in industry.

Symposium for Graduate and Post-Doctoral Students Offers Valuable Information on Career Options

June 21, 2018

The University of Miami Career Development Committee, a Ph.D.-student-run branch under the Biomedical Graduate Student Government and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, hosted its first annual Graduate Student/Post-Doc Career Symposium on May 30. The goal of the symposium was to provide Ph.D. and post-doctoral students with a comprehensive workshop on career options and skill sets needed to obtain career goals.

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