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Researchers Recruiting People with Cluster Headaches for Antibody Clinical Trial

Monoclonal antibodies could be a whole new class of therapies to treat debilitating episodic or chronic cluster headaches. For this reason, researchers are actively recruiting patients for an international, multicenter and randomized trial to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of one of these agents, galcanezumab, through the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., receives the American Academy of Neurology's presidential gavel from Terrence L. Cascino, M.D.

Dr. Ralph L. Sacco Elected President of American Academy of Neurology

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and chairman of neurology and Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was elected president of the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s largest professional association of neurologists.

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Editorial Highlights Study Associating Diet Drinks with Stroke and Dementia

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and chairman of Neurology and Olemberg Family Chair in Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, served as senior author of a companion editorial to a study that associates artificially sweetened beverages with stroke and dementia. The study findings and Sacco’s editorial were published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke.

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From left, Donna E. Shalala, president emerita, and Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

Department of Neurology Celebrates Milestones

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Neurology’s leadership, faculty, and supporters recently celebrated 55 years of excellence during an anniversary celebration at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables. Since its founding in 1962, the Department of Neurology has become a national and international powerhouse providing world-class care in the prevention and treatment of neurological disorders.

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William Sheremata, M.D.

Renowned Neurology Researcher Dr. William Sheremata Passes Away

William A. Sheremata, M.D., emeritus professor of neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, passed away on March 29 – but not before learning that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a ground-breaking drug for multiple sclerosis.

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