News : 2013

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Sylvester Study Finds Potential New Approach to Treating Leukemia

A Miller School research study has found a potential new approach to halting the growth of acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), a deadly blood-borne cancer in adults and children. “We found that blocking an enzyme called PRMT4 caused leukemia cells to die,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Ramiro E. Verdun, Ph.D.

Study Identifies DNA Repair Mechanism that Could Lead to Tumor-Targeted Treatment Strategies

In a study led by Ramiro E. Verdun, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, researchers have uncovered a mechanism to repair different types of DNA double-strand breaks, highly toxic lesions that, if left unrepaired, can produce a permanent arrest of cell division or cell death. These findings open the door to establishing new tumor-targeted treatment strategies.

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Robert J. Myerburg, M.D.

NIH Workshop Report Urges New Focus on Pulseless Electrical Activity

Led by the Miller School’s Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., a dozen experts in sudden cardiac arrest have issued a major report on pulseless electrical activity aimed at improving the dismal survival rate among the increasing number of people who suffer this mechanism of cardiac arrest that does not respond to defibrillation.

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Joshua M. Hare, M.D.

Clinical Studies Show Stem Cell Line is Effective

Building on a trailblazing body of work in stem cell research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, an interdisciplinary team led by Joshua M. Hare, M.D., Director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, revealed the results of two pioneering studies in cardiac stem cell therapy during oral presentations at the American Heart Association national convention held in Dallas.

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Standing, from left, are Huijun Yuan, M.D., Ph.D., Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., Nanette Bishopric, M.D., Claudia Rodrigues, Ph.D., M.S., Jing Liu, M.D. Kneeling are Salil Sharma, Ph.D., left, and Sumit Jain, Ph.D.

Study Identifies MicroRNAs Regulating Cardiac Blood Vessel Growth During Hypertrophy

In a study published November 13 in PLOS ONE, Miller School researchers have identified a family of microRNAs that control the enlargement of blood vessels in the heart during stress.

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Thomas M. Hooton, M.D.

Study in NEJM Suggests Updated Approach to Diagnosing UTIs

In a study published in the November 14 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Thomas M. Hooton, M.D., professor of medicine and Clinical Director of the Division of Infectious Diseases, led a team of researchers who more accurately determined the diagnostic value of voided midstream urine cultures.

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George W. Burke III, M.D., and Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., were among the researchers who helped uncover a new treatment option for reoccurring kidney disease.

Study Finds New Treatment Option for Recurrent Kidney Disease

In a multi-institutional study led at the Miller School by George W. Burke III, M.D., professor of surgery, and Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of medicine and the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Chair in Kidney & Vascular Disease Research, physician-scientists have uncovered a new treatment option for recurrent focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), an idiopathic disease that causes kidney failure.

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Nanette H. Bishopric, M.D., and Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., took part in a multicenter trans-Atlantic study of <em>torsades de pointes</em>.

Researchers Help Shed New Light on Heart Arrhythmias

Two Miller School researchers are helping to advance medical understanding of the role of genetics in patients with torsades de pointes, a deadly heart arrhythmia that can occur during treatment with anti-arrhythmic drugs or other medications.

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Surrounding Robert and Sissi Feltman, holding plaque, are from left Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., Interim Chair of Medicine, Maria Abreu, M.D., and Amar Deshpande, M.D.

Retired Radiologist Robert F. Feltman’s Teaching Legacy Honored at Luncheon

When Robert F. Feltman, M.D., joined the Department of Radiology at UM’s medical school in 1960, he so enjoyed teaching gastrointestinal fellows to read and make diagnoses from X-rays that, for decades, he spent his own time conducting bi-weekly training conferences on campus. Fifty-three years later, Feltman and his family returned to the Miller School for a luncheon honoring his work and lifetime commitment to teaching.

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Take Advantage of Preventive and Clinical Gastroenterology Services at UHealth

The Division of Gastroenterology’s team of physicians, nurses, scientists, and staff offer an array of services centered on improving patient health, including free preventive care for UM/Aetna medical plan members.

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Joshua M. Hare, M.D.

Joshua Hare Wins Grant to Take Stem Cell Experiments to Space

Through his groundbreaking research that showed stem cell therapies repair damaged hearts, the Miller School’s Chief Science Officer Joshua Hare, M.D., already shattered the earthly view that heart muscle cannot rejuvenate. Now, armed with a new grant from the organization that manages research aboard the International Space Station, Hare is ready to expand his stem cell therapy research to the final frontier – outer space.

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Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A.

Succeeding His Mentors, Mauro Moscucci Edits New Edition of Classic Cardiology Textbook

Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., Interim Chair of the Department of Medicine and Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, is the editor of the latest edition of “Grossman & Baim’s Cardiac Catheterization, Angiography and Intervention,” a classic cardiology textbook originally co-edited by two of his mentors and used by generations of cardiologists, residents and fellows around the world.

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Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., center, receives a certificate from Keiko Nakamura, RN, MA, President of the Society and Vice President of the Sapporo City University Graduate School of Nursing, left, and Hiroko Minami, RN, M.P.H., DNSc, founding executive director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Nursing in Disasters and Health Emergency Management.

Gordon Center Faculty Member Brings Simulation-Based Disaster Response Training to Japan

No stranger to tsunamis, typhoons, volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and other disasters, Japan enlisted the expertise of Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., Director of the Division of Prehospital and Emergency Healthcare at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, to help improve its disaster preparedness and training for healthcare providers.

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Michael Freundlich, M.D.

Study Identifies Cardiac-Protection Mechanisms of Vitamin D in Kidney Failure

A study led by Michael Freundlich, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, identified the renin-angiotensin system, which is known to regulate blood pressure, as a key molecular target through which vitamin D treatment improves cardiac hypertrophy in chronic kidney disease.

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Antonio C. Bianco, M.D., Ph.D.

First Guidelines for Standardizing Thyroid Studies Issued

Over the decades, thousands of basic science studies on the thyroid gland and thyroid hormone have been published, but they lacking a standard design, making it difficult to compare and apply their results to improving the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases. The Miller School’s Antonio C. Bianco led the international task force charged with resolving that problem.

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William M. Awad Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Physician-Scientist William M. Awad, Jr., Passes Away After Nearly a Half Century of Service

William M. Awad, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., a beloved physician-scientist whose kindness, intellect and longtime service to the University and the Division of Hematology/Oncology left an indelible mark on generations of colleagues, students and cancer patients, passed away in hospice care on September 6, nearly a half century after joining the Miller School faculty and helping scores of Ph.D.s become medical doctors. He was 85.

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Joshua M. Hare, M.D., and Claudia A. Martinez, M.D.

UM Adds Gene Therapy for Heart Failure to Regenerative Medicine

In a major step forward for the University of Miami’s growing regenerative medicine program, the Miller School of Medicine/UHealth is taking part in an international clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of genetically targeted enzyme replacement therapy for advanced heart failure.

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Suzie Sayfie and Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D.

Sayfies Honored for Charitable Contributions

The Miller School’s Eugene J. Sayfie, M.D., Medical Director of the UM Executive Health Program, and his wife Suzie, Executive Director of Development at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, were named best charitable couple in the SunPost’s “Best of South Florida, 2013” issue.

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Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.

Young Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Novel Gene Associated with Lung Cancer

Hoping to uncover critical mechanisms needed to develop effective chemotherapeutic approaches for an aggressive form of lung cancer, Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, will study a novel gene associated with non-small cell lung carcinoma with a $1.5 million, five-year grant she received from the NIH’s National Cancer Institute.

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Stefan Glück, M.D., Ph.D.

Molecular Subtyping of Breast Cancer Shows Potential of Personalized Medicine

A new study at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center shows the potential of personalized medicine to guide therapy in early-stage, invasive breast cancer. The study in the rapidly advancing field of molecular subtyping was led by Stefan Glück, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine.

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Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D.

Study Indicates Transradial PCI Growing in Popularity

Radial access for percutaneous coronary intervention is associated with reduced vascular complications, but the procedure, which gains entry via the wrist instead of the femoral artery, has been slow to take hold in the U.S. A new study co-authored by Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D., associate professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Division, finds that this trend is changing.

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Sleep Center Featured in UHealth Discovery Series

From earplugs to exercise, Jennifer Diaz de Villegas had tried everything to conquer her ongoing insomnia. Then a friend told her about the UHealth Sleep Center. There, assistant professor Alexandre R. Abreu got to the root of Jennifer’s problem, helping the middle school guidance counselor learn that her insomnia was more psychological than anything else.

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Robert Myerburg, M.D., left, hopes the new clinic will help more recreational athletes like avid cyclist Michael Gale, right, avoid sudden cardiac death.

UHealth Launches Clinic to Reduce Sudden Cardiac Deaths in Athletes

UHealth cardiologists are hoping to put more than luck on the side of high-intensity recreational athletes, as well as competitive athletes and others embarking on new exercise programs, by establishing a monthly clinic at University of Miami Hospital focused on hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and other inherited and acquired causes of life-threatening heart rhythm disturbances.

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The cardiology clinic in Deerfield Beach is open on Fridays by appointment.

UHealth Opens New Cardiology Clinic at Sylvester at Deerfield Beach

UHealth is now offering its world-renowned cardiology services to patients in Deerfield Beach. Led by Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine and Director of Outpatient Services for the Cardiovascular Division, the Cardiology Clinic at Deerfield Beach offers a comprehensive cardiovascular evaluation and a full range of non-invasive cardiac testing, such as stress testing, echocardiography and nuclear cardiology.

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Jay S. Skyler, M.D., and Jay M. Sosenko, M.D.

Miller School Experts Suggest Broader Definition for Type 1 Diabetes in JAMA Editorial

In a June 19 editorial in The Journal of the American Medical Association, two of the Miller School’s top diabetes researchers suggest that it may be time to broaden the definition of type 1 diabetes “to include a pre-diabetic state.” Co-authored by Jay S. Skyler, M.D., and Jay M. Sosenko, M.D., the editorial accompanies a study that shows children with two autoantibodies to type 1 diabetes are likely to develop the disease.

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Thomas M. Hooton, M.D.

Miller School’s UTI Expert Finds Promising Avenues for Research in New Study

A new study further supporting the use of topical vaginal estrogen therapy to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) in postmenopausal women takes “an important step forward” and suggests intriguing new avenues for research on the bacterial infection that afflicts millions of women every year, according to an editorial in Science Translational Medicine co-authored by the Miller School’s Thomas M. Hooton., M.D.

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Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D.

Research Uncovers Approach That May Decrease Complications of Stem Cell Transplants for Cancer

The preferred treatment of many high-risk or relapsed hematologic malignancies remains an allogeneic stem cell transplant. However, patients and physicians often face graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a frequent and life-threatening complication. Miller School and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method to decrease GVHD, while maintaining the benefits of T-cell virus-specific immunity.

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Kerry Cichon presents Mauro Moscucci, M.D., with a

Second Annual "Ride with Heart" Benefits Cardiovascular Research

With the hope of raising awareness about cardiovascular health, the Second Annual “Ride with Heart” cycling event raised $8,000 for the Miller School’s Cardiovascular Division. The event, held in February, raised money from bicyclists who rode either 30 or 62 miles along A-1-A in Fort Lauderdale.

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Jennifer B. Marks, M.D., and Hermes Florez, M.D., Ph.D.

Miller School/VA Selected as Site for Study of Diabetes Drug Effectiveness

The Miller School and the Miami VA Healthcare System have been selected as a clinical study site for the NIH-funded project Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes (GRADE): A Comparative Effectiveness Study.

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From left are Health Care Heroes Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., and Joshua Hare, M.D.

Michael S. Gordon Receives Lifetime Achievement Award; Hare and Kobetz Also Named Health Care Heroes

Three Miller School faculty were recognized among South Florida’s health care heroes this week, with Michael S. Gordon, M.D., Ph.D., the founder and director emeritus of the Michael S. Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education, receiving the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s most prestigious health care honor, the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Pasquale Benedetto, M.D., third from left, received a custom-made dollhouse from artist Arlene Santangelo, in gratitude for the care he provided her husband, Pat, far right. At the presentation were Joseph Rosenblatt, M.D., professor of medicine and chief of hematology/oncology at Sylvester, far left, and Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado, second from right.

Dollhouse and Mayoral Proclamation Honor Sylvester Physician

Longtime South Floridian Pat Santangelo is accustomed to speaking in front of crowds, as spokesman for many years with the Florida Highway Patrol and now in Public Affairs for Miami Mayor Tomás Regalado. On Tuesday, May 21, he enlisted the help of his boss and used another method to say thank you to Pasquale Benedetto, M.D., the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center physician who helped him beat a rare cancer.

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Two months after Carlos Alfonso, M.D., right, made his emergency visit to Panama, Diana and Noel Zuniga are happy to be returning to their children.

UMH Cardiac Team Makes Ultimate House Call to Save N.C.I.S. Agent in Panama

The request from cardiologist Alan Heldman, M.D., came on a Tuesday, March 19, just after 3 p.m., as Carlos E. Alfonso, M.D., was rounding at the VA: Could Alfonso mobilize a team and get to Panama right away? A 42-year-old diplomat at the U.S. Embassy had suffered a massive heart attack the day before, and without the mechanical pump UM doctors had helped prove effective in the U.S., he would likely die.

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Donald B. Williams, M.D., left, and Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D.

Study Supports Transaortic Approach Over Transapical for Valve Replacements

Cardiology experts at the Miller School showed in the first study of its kind that transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using the transaortic approach may result in less bleeding, fewer vascular complications, and a shorter recovery time than using the transapical route. Published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the study results hold promise for patients with severe aortic stenosis.

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Andee Sussman, daughter of Elaine and Sydney Sussman, dedicates the Sussman Family Crohn's & Colitis Clinic, which Maria T. Abreu, M.D., right, directs. To view more photos from the grand opening, click <a href=here." />

Miller School Celebrates New Elaine and Sydney Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic

With more than 200 donors, physicians, patients and researchers in attendance, the Miller School of Medicine celebrated the April 30 grand opening of the Elaine and Sydney Sussman Family Crohn’s and Colitis Clinic – the only one of its kind in the southeastern United States.

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From left are Grace C. Lopez, President of the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate, Judith Hurley, M.D., Cathy McCarthy, Executive Director of the affiliate, and Odalys Smith, Grants Chair.

Breast Cancer Services at UM and Jackson Receive Support from Susan G. Komen

The Miller School has been awarded nearly $85,000 in funding from the Miami/Ft. Lauderdale Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to deliver breast cancer care to underserved women in the Miami-Dade community. Presented at an April 19 ceremony at Nova Southeastern University, the grants will support genetics counseling and testing and a breast cancer navigator at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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Celebrating the Katz Family Chair are, from left, Peggy Katz, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Myles S. Wolf, M.D., M.M.Sc., and UM President Donna E. Shalala.

Dr. Myles S. Wolf Named Peggy and Harold Katz Family Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension

Myles S. Wolf, M.D., M.M.Sc., the chief of the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension in the Department of Medicine, was named the holder of The Peggy and Harold Katz Family Chair at an evening celebration of his many research, educational and clinical achievements, as well as the compassionate and cutting-edge care of the kidney transplant specialists Peggy Katz credits for saving her life from a genetic kidney disorder.

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At the airway workshop, medical students John Collazo, left, and Nicholas Cortolillo observe while Chase Knickerbocker practices patient ventilation using a bag valve mask.

Miller School Hosts Emergency Medicine Symposium

More than 50 students from five medical schools across South Florida gathered on the Miller School campus this month to learn more about emergency medicine from leaders in the field at the second annual Southeast Regional Emergency Medicine Student Symposium.

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Antonio C. Bianco, M.D., Ph.D.

New Miller School Study Points to Importance of Overlooked Hormone Indicator in Thyroid Health

A new Miller School study points to the importance of an overlooked indicator of thyroid health. “Better monitoring of a key hormone could lead to new treatment approaches with beneficial results for patients,” said Antonio Bianco, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, who led the scientific study.

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Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

Miller School Neurology Chair Coauthors AHA Guide to Combat Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke

The Miller School’s Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., the first neurologist to serve as president of the national American Heart Association, coauthored the AHA’s new recommendations for policymakers and public health providers to combat heart disease and stroke at the local level.

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Howard Willens, M.D.

Miller School Study First to Evaluate New ACC Appropriate Use Criteria for Stress Echocardiography

In a study published in the March issue of JACC: Cardiovascular Imaging, a Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Miller School researchers examined for the first time whether the updates in the revised 2011 Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) for stress echocardiography improved their clinical application and the relation between radiology benefits managers’ pre-authorization guidelines for stress echocardiography.

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James E. Hoffman, M.D.

Sylvester Welcomes James E. Hoffman, M.D., to Team of Cancer Specialists

James E. Hoffman, M.D., a specialist in plasma cell diseases, including multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, has joined the Miller School faculty and will provide multidisciplinary cancer specialty care at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Sylvester at Deerfield Beach.

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Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D.

Hope for HIV Vaccine Found in Miller School Researcher’s SIV Study

Offering hope for an HIV vaccine, Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of microbiology and immunology, has demonstrated that a vaccine he developed with a novel heat-shock technology provides significant protection against the Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), a non-human virus closely related to the HIV virus that causes AIDS.

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Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., holds his award, surrounded by, from left, Peter Segurola, M.D., President of the American Heart Association South Florida Board; Ernesto Perez, Chair of the AHA 2013 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball; and Diana Block, Chair of the AHA South Florida Board.

Mauro Moscucci, M.D., Receives AHA’s Cor Vitae Heart Award

The American Heart Association presented its prestigious Cor Vitae Heart Award to the Miller School’s Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., professor and interim Chair of Medicine and Chief of the Cardiovascular Division, at the 2013 Miami Heart & Stroke Ball, held at the Intercontinental Hotel on Saturday evening.

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From left are Louis Lemberg's son-in-law, Alan Saltzman, M.D., and grandson Russell Saltzman, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., Lemberg's widow Miriam and daughter Paula Saltzman and Joshua Hare, M.D.

Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., Delivers Lemberg Lecture on Improving Care for Coronary Patients

After joining the University of Michigan faculty in 1994, Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., was asked to explain why the mortality rate for patients who underwent angioplasty at the university’s hospital was much higher than that of a regional center. He assumed the sickest patients were being transferred to the university, but having no data to support that, he began collecting it, improving coronary care for everyone.

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Margaret Fischl, M.D., and Richard Myers, Ph.D.

Two Miller School Faculty Members to Receive Faculty Senate Awards

Two Miller School faculty members have been chosen to receive two of the three annual awards the Faculty Senate bestows to recognize exceptional efforts in three key areas of academia – scholarly achievement, teaching and service.

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Shivam Joshi, M.D.

Miami Transplant Institute Study Explains Disparities in Kidney Transplant Waitlist

In a study that is prompting a new education campaign for South Florida patients with chronic kidney disease, researchers at the Miami Transplant Institute have found that black and Hispanic patients with end stage renal disease remain on dialysis significantly longer than non-Hispanic whitepatients before being waitlisted for a transplant.

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Hermes Florez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Hermes Florez Named Interim Chief of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine

Hermes Florez, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and epidemiology and public health, has been named Interim Chief of the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine at the Miller School and Interim Director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the Miami VA Healthcare System. Florez replaces Bruce Troen, M.D., as division chief and Bernard Roos, M.D., as GRECC director.

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From left are, Daniel A. Sussman, M.D., Maria T. Abreu, M.D., and Amar R. Deshpande, M.D.

Study Finds Ethnicity Impacts Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A study led by Daniel A. Sussman, M.D., assistant professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology, and senior author Maria T. Abreu, M.D., professor of medicine and Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology, found that inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) presents differently in U.S.-born Hispanics than in foreign-born Hispanics and non-Hispanic white patients.

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Howard Willens, M.D.

New Clinical Risk Score for Stroke May Not Be as Effective in Multiethnic Populations

In a study published online ahead of print in the Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography, Miller School researchers have found the CHADS2 risk score out erforms the new European risk score, CHA2DS2-VASc, in predicting thromboembolic risk in a multiethnic United States population.

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Register Now for Ride with Heart to Benefit the Cardiovascular Division

Kicking off Heart Awareness Month in February, Michael Gale and his girlfriend, Kerry Cichon, will host the second annual Ride with Heart on Sunday, February 3, to benefit the Miller School’s Cardiovascular Division.

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Ferenc Rick, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c., and Norman Block, M.D.

Growth Hormone Study Could Lead to New Drug Therapies for Alzheimer’s Disease

A team of Miller School and Miami VA Medical Center researchers has developed a synthetic antagonist of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) that holds promise for a new drug therapy to reverse or stop the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Myles Wolf, M.D., M.M.Sc., left, and Efren Manjarrez, M.D.

Department of Medicine Names Two New Division Chiefs

The Miller School’s Department of Medicine has two new division leaders, with the appointments of Myles Wolf, M.D., M.M.Sc., associate professor of medicine, as Chief of Nephrology and Hypertension, and Efren Manjarrez, M.D., assistant professor of medicine, as Interim Chief of Hospital Medicine.

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Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo Among the Hispanic Health Leaders Who Made a Difference in 2012

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine and Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, has been recognized for his contributions to minority healthcare by VOXXI, an independent voice for Hispanic America.

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