Enhancing the University’s growing reputation as a research institution, the Miller School of Medicine climbed two spots to No. 39 in the amount of highly coveted research funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health during the 2010-11 federal fiscal year.
News : 2011
Two Miller School physician-researchers participated in a landmark multicenter study which indicated that treating non-disabling strokes, or transient ischemic attacks (TIA), with aggressive medical management alone is superior to the combination of intracranial angioplasty, Wingspan intracranial stenting and aggressive medical management of the patient for warding off a recurrent stroke.
When David A. Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A., the Emanuel M. Papper Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, joined the Miller School more than a decade ago, he was intent on establishing a departmental pain clinic and, over the years, oversaw at least eight different plans.
More than 10,000 participants gathered for the annual Miami-Dade Heart Walk, uniting to inspire change, create hope and celebrate success on October 29, World Stroke Day. The event, co-sponsored by UHealth-University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine, was held Saturday, October 29, at the Modesto A. Maidique Campus of Florida International University in South Miami-Dade.
Two Miller School faculty, Michael Nares, M.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics, and Kristine O’Phelan, M.D., associate professor of clinical neurology, were honored at the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency’s 9th Annual Luminaire Gala this month for their dedication to making the “miracle of life” possible.
On the same day a commentary he co-authored on non-communicable diseases appeared online in The Lancet, Ralph Sacco, M.D., Olemberg Professor and Chairman of Neurology, and immediate past president of the American Heart Association, attended the United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases in New York City.
Miller School researchers are among an international group of scientists who have made a major discovery in the cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The finding was published September 22 in the journal Neuron.
Five University of Miami Miller School of Medicine programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center (UM/Jackson) have been ranked among the best in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey, with UM’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ranked Number One in ophthalmology for the eighth year in a row.
The American Stroke Association has recognized the Miller School’s stroke service at Jackson Memorial Hospital for exceptional performance in treating patients who suffer from stroke, one of the leading causes of death and serious, long-term disability in the United States.
A month after the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan’s northeast coast as Vance Lemmon, Ph.D., was about to land in Tokyo for a conference, the neuroscientist can’t forget about his close encounter with disaster and the reeling nation he left behind.
University of Miami/Jackson Named No. 1 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings
Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis helped educate children and families about the brain and spinal cord at the second annual University of Miami Brain Fair on March 19 at the Miami Science Museum.
Two new studies by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers link diet soda and salt to increased risk of vascular events, including stroke. The research was presented today during the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference 2011 in Los Angeles.
On January 4, the Department of Neurology held a groundbreaking and luncheon for the Robert M. and Judith K. Cornfeld Neuroimaging Research Program, which will be housed in the Clinical Research Building and a new wing on the rear south side of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.