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Miller School physicians helped displaced families in Ecuador.

Miller School Team Finds Sharp Rise in Zika Cases in Ecuador After 2016 Earthquake

May 18, 2017

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine team has found a sharp rise in Zika virus cases in northeast Ecuador after a devastating earthquake on April 16, 2016. “We saw many pregnant women with typical signs of Zika on multiple UM medical missions to the affected region,” said Leonardo Tamariz, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine in the Division of Population Health and Computational Medicine.

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A cardiac ultrasound photo showing epicardial fat within the yellow outline and its greatest thickness depicted by the red line according to the method pioneered and validated by Dr. Iacobellis.

Miller School Research Shows Epicardial Fat is a Modifiable Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetics

May 15, 2017

Research by Gianluca Iacobellis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has shown that a drug commonly prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes can significantly reduce epicardial adipose tissue, the fat around and within the heart.

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Fluorescence microscopy of islets in the omentum transplanted within the biologic scaffold. Shown in red (insulin staining) and blue (DAPI nuclear staining).

Research Findings Show Tissue-Engineered Islet Transplant Achieves Insulin Independence

May 10, 2017

Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have produced the first clinical results demonstrating that pancreatic islet cells transplanted within a tissue-engineered platform can successfully engraft and achieve insulin independence in type 1 diabetes. The findings were published in the May 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Winston Health Policy Scholarship recipient Nawara Alawa.

Public Health Sciences Student Receives Winston Health Policy Scholarship

May 05, 2017

Nawara Alawa, a third-year student in the M.D./M.P.H. program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has won a $10,000 Winston Health Policy Scholarship. Only 10 students nationwide receive the prestigious award each year. A Miami native, Alawa studied microbiology as a UM undergraduate, then spent a year at the Brookings Institution before entering medical school with the goal of becoming a pediatrician.

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Motorcycle fatalities account for 14 percent of all U.S. traffic deaths.

Medical Students Publish Perspective on Motorcycle Helmet Laws in New England Journal of Medicine

May 02, 2017

Two students at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have published a perspective on the relationship between motorcycle helmet laws and public health. The article, which appeared recently in The New England Journal of Medicine, takes both a statistical and a cultural look at the lives saved by helmet laws and the staggering rise in death, serious injury and public expense that occurs when those laws are repealed.

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At center, Department of Public Health Sciences Interim Chair J. Sunil Rao, Ph.D., and Miller School of Medicine Interim Dean Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., MACP, with awardees at the 2017 Annual Public Health Graduate Student Showcase.

Public Health Graduate Students Showcase their Work through Poster Exhibits

March 03, 2017

A select group of graduate students at the Miller School of Medicine had the opportunity on March 2 to highlight their efforts to tackle some of the world’s most pressing and complex public health problems. The 46 students took part in the 2017 Annual Public Health Graduate Student Showcase and Reception, held at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center. It was the fifth year for the event.

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