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From left, Neil Schneiderman, Ph.D., Marc D. Gellman, Ph.D., and Clinton Wright, M.D., M.S.

$5.67M Grant Helps UM Researchers Identify Early Signs of Alzheimer’s in Elderly Hispanics

A new University of Miami study, aimed at identifying early signs of Alzheimer’s disease and other neurocognitive decline among Latinos and Hispanics, could help delay or even prevent its onset thanks to a $5.67 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Aging.

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Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D., with Isabel Vinueza.

UHealth Stroke Team Uses ‘Game-Changing’ Procedure to Remove Blood Clot in 26-Year-Old Patient

A team of stroke experts from UHealth – University of Miami Health System delivered a “game-changing” treatment to 26-year-old Isabel Vinueza at Jackson Memorial Hospital, carefully removing a clot blocking the flow of blood to her brain. “This team saved my life,” Vinueza said at a Sept. 15 news conference at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Clinical Research Building.

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Back row from left, intern presenter Linda Shahin, recruiter Aaron Uhlenberg, intern presenters Carlotta Verita, Luis Fornes and Jonathan Lee. Front row from left, intern presenters Mariam Farag, Bruny Garcia, Mariana Gomez and Margherita Tonini, Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Jeffery Vance, Ph.D., intern presenters Ismael Mercier, Daniel Dager, Jordan Ledgister and Franklin Zhang.

2015 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Interns Gain Valuable Research Experience

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics hosted 14 of South Florida’s top high school seniors for the 2015 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship in Biological and Computational Sciences. The program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to be directly involved in scientific research.

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