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New Miller School Students Join an Extraordinary Environment

Dean Edward Abraham welcomes the Miller School Class of 2021.

Dean Edward Abraham welcomes the Miller School Class of 2021.

Miller School Dean Edward Abraham, M.D., greeted an auditorium full of people who are even newer to the University of Miami than he is — the members of the M.D. Class of 2021, who gathered last week for orientation.

“You’re an absolutely spectacular class,” the Dean said. “This is a wonderful fit for you and a wonderful environment.”

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Physician treats child for possible concussion.

New Clinic Will Treat Children’s Concussions

To serve children under 16 who have suffered concussion from a non-sports- related injury, the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute’s concussion program has launched its Pediatric Concussion Clinic, led by concussion expert Gillian Hotz, Ph.D. “Too often, younger children fall through the cracks and are not correctly diagnosed with concussion,” said Hotz.

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Multiple Grants Generate Momentum in Cancer Research

Research efforts to improve outcomes for people with ovarian cancer or glioma just got a boost in excess of $3 million. Noriyuki Kasahara, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of biology and pathology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and colleagues have received a $2.6 million NCI grant to support their unique technology to deliver targeted chemotherapy.

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From left, Abby Ness and Carly Muller, M.D./M.P.H. candidates, Class of 2021.

UM Medical Alumni Association Presents ‘Stethoscopes for Students’

Only minutes into their formal medical school education, the members of the Miller School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 were presented with perhaps the most-recognized symbol of the medical profession. The students were handed brand-new stethoscopes, donated by alumni and faculty as a way of welcoming them to the Miller School.

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From left, occupational therapist Angel Alvarez, Ralph Pagano, Louis Pizano, M.D., M.B.A., and Carl Schulman, M.D., M.S.P.H., Ph.D.

Celebrity Chef Ralph Pagano Thanks UHealth and Jackson after Treatment for Life-Threatening Burns

South Florida celebrity chef Ralph Pagano, who suffered life-threatening burns in a kitchen explosion, expressed gratitude to his UHealth/Jackson caregivers when he was released following a hospital stay of nearly a month and a half. The explosion occurred when Pagano, owner of the Naked Lunch, Naked Taco and Naked Crab restaurants and host of the culinary show “All Mixed Up,” was opening a new restaurant in Bimini.

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Image showing the relationship between astrocytes (violet) and pyramidal neurons (green) in the hippocampal CA1 region and dentate gyrus.

Miami Project Researchers Awarded Five-Year, $2.2 Million Grant for TBI Study

A team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently received a five-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study an attribute in traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Daniel J. Liebl, Ph.D., professor of neurological surgery, is leading the investigation.

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