News : 2018 : September

Surgeons performing a procedure

Collaborative Scientific Statement Points to Benefits of ‘Radial-First’ Interventional Strategy

Performing interventional cardiology procedures through the radial artery in the patient’s wrist, rather than the femoral artery in the groin, can improve patient outcomes, according to Mauricio G. Cohen, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Women comprise 58 percent of the Miller School's current first-year class.

Miller School Recognizes Women in Medicine Month

Each September, the Women Physicians Section of the American Medical Association celebrates Women in Medicine Month to honor physicians who have offered their time, wisdom and support to advance the careers of women in medicine. “It is important to recognize the vital — and growing — role that women physicians play at the Miller School of Medicine,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, dean and chief academic officer.

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Carmen Calfa, M.D., right, talks to TAPUR Study participant Anita Shangvi and her daughter.

Sylvester is Sole Florida Site for TAPUR Study

TAPUR — Targeted Agent and Profiling Utilization Registry — is for patients with advanced solid tumors in a variety of cancers, including breast, ovarian, pancreatic, and head and neck, which are no longer responding to standard cancer treatments.

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Patients will be seen by UM clinicians and genetics experts, who will perform in-depth and comprehensive clinical examinations, as well as cutting-edge genomics investigations, including whole genome sequencing.

Miller School Becomes a Site for NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is among five new academic medical sites across the nation that have joined the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and been awarded a grant by the agency to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions. The new awards, announced September 24, are part of the second phase of the agency’s expansion of the network.

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Steven L. Cohn, M.D.

Dr. Steven Cohn Delivers Three Lectures at Conference in Buenos Aires

Steven L. Cohn, M.D., professor emeritus in the Department of Medicine, recently delivered three lectures on perioperative medicine, venous thromboembolism, and anticoagulation at the 17º Congreso Internacional de Medicina Interna del Hospital de Clínicas in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Perioperative medicine was one of the themes of the meeting, which attracted more than 4,500 attendees, primarily from South America.

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Maria Delgado-Lelievre, M.D., right, monitoring patient Anny Stanzione at UHealth's new Hypertension Clinic.

UHealth's New Hypertension Clinic Offers In-Depth Screening for Stroke and Cardiac Risk

UHealth’s new Hypertension Clinic provides in-depth screening and personalized treatment for high blood pressure, the number one risk for heart attack and stroke, the leading causes of death in the United States. “About 45 percent of U.S. adults have high blood pressure, but many don’t realize it until they show up in the emergency room,” said Maria Carolina Delgado-Lelievre, M.D., assistant professor of medicine.

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A patient undergoing radiation therapy.

$2 Million NCI Grant Funds Research to Protect Kidneys from Radiation Therapy

A cross-departmental team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study ways to protect kidneys from radiation therapy. Specifically, the investigators will be seeking new information about the molecular mechanisms of radiation nephropathy.

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