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News : 2011

Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D.

Rising NIH Ranking Reflects the Miller School’s Growing Research Prowess

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.

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Dileep Yavagal, M.D., left, and Jose Romano, M.D.

Miller Researchers Part of Landmark Stent Treatment Trial for Stroke

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.

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Celebrating the grand opening of the Multidisciplinary Pain Center are, from left, Keith Candiotti, M.D., Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Sherrill Hayes, Ph.D., PT, David A. Lubarsky, M.D., M.B.A., and Ashwin Mehta, M.D., M.P.H.

New UM Pain Center Offers Unique Team Approach

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.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and Ralph Sacco, M.D., lead the Heart Walk.

Thousands Turn Out for Annual Heart Walk

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.

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Kristine O’Phelan, M.D., left, and Michael Nares, M.D.

Miller School Physicians Recognized as Organ Donation Heroes

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.

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Ralph Sacco, M.D., left, and AHA CEO Nancy Brown

Dr. Ralph Sacco Battles Disease in The Lancet and at the U.N.

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.

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Michael G. Benatar, M.D., Ph.D.

International Team Discovers Genetic Link in Lou Gehrig’s Disease

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.

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University of Miami/Jackson medical campus

Five UM/Jackson Programs Nationally Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

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.

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From left, American Heart Association representative Ann Mroz; Ralph Sacco, M.D.; Julie Mann, M.H.M.; Jose Romano, M.D.; Ninoska Aranguibel, R.N.; Kathy Hesse, A.R.N.P.; Jackson Health System President and CEO Carlos Migoya; and Public Health Trust Financial Recovery Board chairman Marcos Lapciuc.

UM/Jackson Stroke Service Receives Gold Quality Award

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.

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Front row from left, Professor Kazushi Ikeda of the Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Hassan Al-Ali, Ph.D., and Vance Lemmon, Ph.D. Back row from left, Tajga Tanaka, Tatsuya Yamada, Yukiko Maruno, Jessica Lerch-Haner, Ph.D., and Dario Motti, Ph.D.

A Month Later, Vance Lemmon Remains Focused on Japan

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.

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University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center

UM/Jackson Named No. 1 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale

University of Miami/Jackson Named No. 1 in Miami-Fort Lauderdale in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings

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Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., and James Caulkins, BikeSafe coordinator, teach bike safety to Karis Knoll, who shows off her new bike helmet.

Second Annual University of Miami Brain Fair a Resounding Success

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.

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Hannah Gardener, Sc.D.

Miller School Researchers Link Diet Soda and Salt to Cardiovascular Risk

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.

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Ralph Sacco, M.D., professor and chair of neurology, Robert Cornfeld, D.D.S., his wife Judith, and  Carlos Singer, M.D., professor of neurology and chief of the Center for Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, were all on hand for the ground breaking.

Donor's Generosity Advances Neurological Research at the Miller School

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.

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