Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate Studies

News 2018

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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