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UM and CIC Miami Establish South Florida’s First Shared Wet Lab for Early-Stage Biomedical Startup 11.17.2017

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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NIDA Grant Awarded to Researchers to Identify Best Practices to Boost PrEP Adherence 11.17.2017

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.

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A Step Closer to Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine in Cancer 11.17.2017

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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Miller School Takes Action to Manage Antibiotic Use in Outpatient Settings 11.16.2017

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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Renowned Harrington Medical Training Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary 11.15.2017

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 11.15.2017

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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December 1 is Early-Action Deadline for UM Summer Scholars Program 11.14.2017

The University of Miami’s Summer Scholars program gives high school sophomores and juniors the opportunity to experience college life and earn six college credits in a variety of academic areas, including health and medicine. The three-week program starts July 7, 2018. Students who apply by the early-action deadline of December 1, 2017 can receive half off the application fee with the special waiver code SSPDEC1.

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Sylvester Researchers and Colleagues Identify Novel Therapeutic Target for Incurable Prostate Cancer 11.14.2017

A collaborative study by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and colleagues has identified a novel therapeutic target for incurable prostate cancer. The research found a critical role for thioredoxin-1, a protein that protects cells from oxidative stress, in the progression of prostate cancer to the incurable castration-resistant stage.

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UHealth Collaborates with LGBT Visitors Center to Offer Transgender Support Group 11.13.2017

Miami’s first transgender support group, Trans-Trend Miami, was started in early 2017 to offer a supportive environment for South Florida’s transgender community. This support group is a collaboration between the University of Miami Health System and The Hub at the LGBT Visitors Center in Miami Beach.

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Major Advance Extends Time for Intervention after Stroke 11.11.2017

Researchers have discovered a way to extend how long clinicians have to reverse a stroke caused by a large clot blocking an artery in the brain. A new multicenter trial has shown that a combination of special brain imaging and reperfusion — restoration of blood flow — helps to identify stroke sufferers who can receive benefit for up to 24 hours.

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