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).
The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is among five new academic medical sites across the nation that have joined the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and been awarded a grant by the agency to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions. The new awards, announced September 24, are part of the second phase of the agency’s expansion of the network.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute has received a five-year $21.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, which will be supplemented by the Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Office of the Provost, to fund collaborative research to speed the discovery of new medical treatments and cures.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will launch an innovative new research career development initiative for young faculty centered on mentoring activities, social networking and team science.
Miami CTSI Pilot Award recipient, Eric Brown, Ph.D., and his research team are partnering with the Hosanna Community Foundation to survey local youth in Miami in an effort to identify the most pressing public health challenges facing them today with the goal of developing and implementing strategies that will help improve their lives.
Does your latest discovery have commercial value? Go beyond the lab and broaden the impact of your research project this summer by taking the National Institutes of Health’s I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The free, five-week course is designed specifically for teams of faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates, residents, students or entrepreneurs.
South Florida community health workers and patient navigators gather every year for the Miami Dade Health Action Network Southeast Regional Symposium. This year marked the 8th annual symposium on May 15-16 at Bethesda Hospital West and Miami Dade College, Hialeah Campus.
Medication-assisted treatment may be the most effective strategy for preventing potentially fatal relapses for individuals recovering from opioid addictions, according to national experts at a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine symposium held May 21. “Medication strategies work for many people with opioid abuse disorder,” said Edward V. Nunes, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MSCTI), was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
CTSI KL2 Scholar Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded an NIH Diversity Supplement (Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research-PA-18-586) to his NIH R35 outstanding investigator award.