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Miller School Professor Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., center, begins report by UM researchers and collaborators of their findings regarding the Havana Embassy Phenomenon.

University of Miami Medical Team Reports Acute Findings from the Havana Embassy Phenomenon

A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, along with collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh, today presented the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, who experienced severe neurosensory symptoms after exposure to a unique sound and pressure phenomenon.

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Samuel Longworth Swift

Miller School Public Health Student Awarded AHA Predoctoral Fellowship

Samuel Longworth Swift, a Ph.D. candidate in epidemiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, was recently awarded the American Heart Association (AHA) Predoctoral Fellowship. The fellowship will help support Swift’s research in income volatility and its risk of causing cardiovascular disease.

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L-r, back row: Michael Dockery, M.D., Madhav Thambisetty, M.D., Ph.D., Richard Isaacson, M.D., Gene Ryerson, M.D., and Amy Porter.
L-r, front row: Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, Ralph Sacco, M.D., MS, Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., Lee Dockery, M.D., Melanie Cianciotto, President Julio Frenk

Dr. Tatjana Rundek Awarded the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging

At a ceremony before many of the nation’s most prominent neurologists, renowned researcher, epidemiologist, mentor, and educator Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., formally became the holder of the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging.

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Paige Kalika, D.O.

Five Questions: The Rare, Polio-like Illness Affecting Children

A rare illness that can lead to paralysis or death, acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), is making headlines across the nation, with one of the newest cases confirmed last week by a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida.

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Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS

Top UM Neurologist Dr. Ralph Sacco Elected to Prestigious National Academy of Medicine

A luminary stroke neurologist and researcher, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS, professor and chair of neurology and the Olemberg Family Chair of Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).

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