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News : 2019

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S

Study Shows No Additional Benefit of Direct Oral Anticoagulants for Certain Strokes

Researchers are always seeking a better method of stroke prevention than aspirin, but a recent multi-center study that included the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine showed that oral anticoagulants presented no significant benefit for preventing recurrent stroke for patients with embolic strokes of undetermined source (ESUS).

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Shivank Bhatia, M.D.

Dr. Shivank Bhatia Named Chair of Interventional Radiology

Shivank Bhatia, M.D., a member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor of interventional radiology, has been named chair of the Department of Interventional Radiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Bhatia has been responsible for many multidisciplinary initiatives that have moved a number of advanced clinical treatments forward.

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From left, Dr. Walter Bradley, Dr. Ram Ayyar, and Dr. Ralph Sacco at the AAN meeting.

UM Neurology Physician-Scientists Have Large Presence at AAN Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest gathering of neurologists, attracting nearly 15,000 neurology professionals across the globe to network, discuss cutting-edge research, and take part in top-rated educational programing.

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From left, Emerson Fittipaldi, Stephen Olvey, M.D., and Marc Buoniconti.

Screening of Autosports Safety Documentary Raises Money for KiDZ Neuroscience Center

An advance screening of a documentary about the work of autosports safety pioneer Stephen Olvey, M.D., drew a large audience of famed race drivers and other supporters to help raise money for the KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D.

UM Expert Co-Authors New Recommendations to Improve Stroke Systems of Care and Patient Outcomes

A neurologist with UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine co-authored newly released guidelines to translate the latest advances in stroke care to improve patient outcomes. The statement emphasizes the need for certified stroke treatment centers to turn major advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into better patient outcomes, and says comprehensive stroke sys

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Joshua M. Hare, M.D., with Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D.

New Study Shows Stem Cells Can Be Given Safely to Stroke Patients with Catheterization Procedure

A national study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has shown that the delivery of stem cells to the brain using a tiny catheter introduced through the groin into the carotid artery in the brain is safe for patients with strokes.

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Poor Sleep a Cause of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

People who suffer from poor sleep and complain of difficulties getting their brain in gear might find validation in a study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine which shows that too little or interrupted sleep can, eventually, lead to impaired brain function.

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David R. Gater, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. David Gater Named Chair of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

David R. Gater, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will join UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine on June 1 as chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gater comes from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, where he has been the inaugural Rocco Ortenzio Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2013.

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A patient who suffered a spinal cord injury received a brain implant that allows him to use his thoughts to move his paralyzed right arm

Transforming Thoughts to Movement Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

What if paralyzed limbs could move using only the power of one’s thoughts? Borrowing a story line from the realm of science fiction, a team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis—together with neurosurgeons and biomedical engineers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine—are using a brain-machine interface to make this once seemingly impossible feat a reality for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI

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Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Tatjana Rundek and Shelly Baer Receive ‘In the Company of Women’ Awards

Two outstanding women at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were honored at the 31st annual “In the Company of Women” awards ceremony, which showcased the contributions of 15 local women leaders. Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., was co-winner of the Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology award, and Rochelle A. “Shelly” Baer, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., received the Outstanding Woman in Health and Human Services award.

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High Number of Depression Symptoms Linked to Increased Risk of Stroke

People who report an elevated number of depression symptoms may be more likely to have a stroke years later than people with no depression symptoms or a low number of depression symptoms, according to a preliminary study released March 6 that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia in May.

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Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

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A team of UHealth neurosurgeons and neurologists was the first in the eastern U.S., and the second in the nation, to implant the Vercise Cartesia Directional Lead.

UHealth Parkinson’s Experts Continue to Advance Deep Brain Stimulation with Newer Surgical Options

Neurologists and neurosurgeons at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System are continuing to advance Deep Brain Stimulation for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Among the health system’s latest surgical advances, the team recently became the first in the eastern U.S. and the second in the nation to implant the Vercise Cartesia Directional Lead.

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UM Neurologists Test New Drug to Potentially Slow Progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

Neurologists and researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System have begun screening study participants for a new national Alzheimer’s disease (AD) clinical study to evaluate the potential benefits of an investigational medicine for people with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s.

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