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NIDA Grant Awarded to Researchers to Identify Best Practices to Boost PrEP Adherence

From left, Michael A. Kolber, M.D., Ph.D., Hansel Tookes, M.D., M.P.H., and Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D.

From left, Michael A. Kolber, M.D., Ph.D., Hansel Tookes, M.D., M.P.H., and Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D.

An international collaboration among researchers in Miami, New York, and Montreal aims to determine the best strategies for effectively providing people who inject drugs with pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to protect them from HIV infection. Their efforts will be backed by an $8 million grant just awarded from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

“Generally just telling people about a place they can go does not work, so we’re using a patient navigation approach and comparing this to directly providing care in venues that provide services to people who inject drugs,” said Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D., associate professor of public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “We are very happy. Getting this grant on the first round was a nice surprise.”

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Scientists in the new shared wet lab space.

UM and CIC Miami Establish South Florida’s First Shared Wet Lab for Early-Stage Biomedical Startup

The University of Miami and the Cambridge Innovation Center in Miami (CIC Miami) have partnered to establish South Florida’s first shared wet lab space for early stage biomedical startups. Years in the making, it is the final step in attracting and fostering biomedical discoveries in the South Florida region.

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A Step Closer to Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine in Cancer

New findings by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center may prove to be an important solution to one of the more difficult problems faced in the field of precision medicine when it comes to treating cancer. An article reporting their findings, “Discordancy Partitioning for Validating Potentially Inconsistent Pharmacogenomic Studies,” was published online November 9 by Scientific Reports.

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From left, Juan M. Vidal, RN, with Jose G. Castro, M.D.

Miller School Takes Action to Manage Antibiotic Use in Outpatient Settings

Through an innovative outpatient antimicrobial stewardship program, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is taking action to manage antibiotics appropriately. “At least 30 percent of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary,” said Jose G. Castro, M.D., medical director of the University of Miami Medical Group Infection Control Department.

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Dr. Thomas J. Harrington with the 2017 Harrington Program graduates of the UM/Jackson internal medicine residency. Video & Photo Gallery

Renowned Harrington Medical Training Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Peru’s former Minister of Health Patricia Jannet Garcia Funegra, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Panamanian infectious disease specialist Nestor Sosa, M.D., and Brazilian oncologist Paulo M.G. Hoff, M.D., Ph.D., are three of the 464 Latin American and Caribbean physicians who have gained invaluable clinical and research knowledge in the past five decades through the William J. Harrington Medical Training Programs.

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Study: AI Helps Identify Patients at High Risk for Repeat Penetrating Trauma

Artificial intelligence can help predict which patients with penetrating trauma are most likely to return with repeat injury in the future, a new study published online October 18 by JAMA Surgery reveals. Identifying people at higher risk could allow physicians to know when to take more aggressive preventive action.

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