News : 2017 : May

Carl E. Orringer, M.D.

UM Expert Presents New National Lipid Association Recommendations for Cholesterol Reduction

New patient-centered guidelines for the use of PCSK9 inhibitors to reduce cholesterol have been issued by a panel of experts from the National Lipid Association (NLA) chaired by Carl E. Orringer, M.D., a top lipid expert at the University of Miami Health System and professor of medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Fulbright Scholarship recipient Elizabeth Sierocinski.

Third-year Miller School Student Named a Fulbright Scholar

Elizabeth Sierocinski, who just completed her third year at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to continue a research project in Germany looking at patients’ responses to findings in research imaging.

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Steven L. Cohn, M.D.

Dr. Steven L. Cohn Receives SHM Individual Award for Excellence in Teaching

Steven L. Cohn, M.D., is the recipient of the 2017 Society of Hospital Medicine’s Individual Award for Excellence in Teaching, its highest award that honors best practices in hospital medicine. He established the preoperative medical clinic and directed the medical consultation service for almost 30 years at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn before joining the University of Miami Health System.

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A cardiac ultrasound photo showing epicardial fat within the yellow outline and its greatest thickness depicted by the red line according to the method pioneered and validated by Dr. Iacobellis.

Miller School Research Shows Epicardial Fat is a Modifiable Risk Factor for Type 2 Diabetics

Research by Gianluca Iacobellis, M.D., Ph.D., professor of clinical medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has shown that a drug commonly prescribed for patients with type 2 diabetes can significantly reduce epicardial adipose tissue, the fat around and within the heart.

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51st Miami Winter Symposium Will Focus on Stem Cells

The 51st Miami Winter Symposium, to be held January 28-31, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Miami, will focus entirely on stem cells. Expert international speakers will give invited plenary talks supplemented by 12 selected ‘Spotlight’ talks and a large poster session.

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Eugene Schiff, M.D., center with Lifetime Achievement Award, with, from left, Luis G. Chiappy, CFP, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF, Exec. VP, So. Fla. Branch of AXA Advisors, Alfred Sanchez, President & CEO of Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, and Chris Dudley, vice chair of the Chamber's Healthcare Committee.

Health Care Hero Dr. Eugene Schiff Wins Lifetime Achievement Award

The University of Miami Health System and Miller School of Medicine have enjoyed great success at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes awards. Eugene R. Schiff, M.D., received the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in hepatology.

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Fluorescence microscopy of islets in the omentum transplanted within the biologic scaffold. Shown in red (insulin staining) and blue (DAPI nuclear staining).

Research Findings Show Tissue-Engineered Islet Transplant Achieves Insulin Independence

Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have produced the first clinical results demonstrating that pancreatic islet cells transplanted within a tissue-engineered platform can successfully engraft and achieve insulin independence in type 1 diabetes. The findings were published in the May 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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