2014 Annual Report

Chairman's Annual Report 2014

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Medication Slows Devastating Lung Disease

Medication Slows Devastating Lung Disease

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Genetic Link to Sudden Cardiac Death Revealed

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Making Strides in Diabetes Management

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Study: Preventing Hepatitis B Reactivcation Due to Immunosuppresive Drug Treatments

Reactivation of the Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) can cause severe liver injury resulting in jaundice, liver failure, and death. This outcome continues to occur in patients receiving immunosuppressive drug therapy (ISDT) despite the ability to identify persons at risk with readily available and inexpensive blood tests for hepatitis B surface antigen and antibody to hepatitis B core antigen.

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From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., Ronald C. Desrosiers, Ph.D., Diana Lopez, Ph.D., Jonathan C. Trent, M.D., Ph.D., Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Zubrod Memorial Lecture Program Spotlights Faculty and Young Investigators

Six Miller School of Medicine physician-scientists were recognized for their contributions to cancer research and treatment as part of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 16th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 15. It was the first time multiple faculty awards have been part of the program.

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Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, M.D., Rosemary Iwunze, M.D., M.P.H., and Paola N. Lichtenberger, M.D.

International Exchange Program Provides Real Dose of Tropical Medicine

In response to the growing presence of tropical diseases in South Florida, University of Miami physicians in the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Tropical Medicine Program have started an exchange initiative that gives students, residents, and fellows first-hand exposure to medicine in Latin America and the Caribbean where cases such as dengue, malaria, and chikungunya are more prevalent.

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