News : 2019 : February

Venezuelan migrants enter Colombia at the Simon Bolivar bridge near the city of Cúcuta in the northeast part of the country. It is estimated that 35,000 people cross the bridge by foot each day, which is why several nonprofits have set up medical clinics along the entrance to Colombia.

Miller School Physicians Tackle Venezuela’s Health Care Crisis

Two public health experts from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine who have intimate knowledge of the health care crisis spilling out of Venezuela are working to build a partnership with a nonprofit agency to provide medical care and supplies to migrants in dire need of aid.

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Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

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Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D., MBA, observes as patient Marvin Pickholz checks his pulse.

UHealth’s Center for Atrial Fibrillation Delivers Advanced Care and Innovative Research

For patients with dangerous irregular heartbeats, the Center for Atrial Fibrillation at UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine offers leading-edge personalized care.

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Third-year M.D./MPH student Nicole Lin, who won second place for her project.

Poster Symposium Highlights Work of Medical Students and Residents

The work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium, held February 7 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. Among them was third-year M.D./MPH student Nicole Lin, who won second place for her project “Prevalence of Physical and Psychological Trauma in an Asylum Seeking Cohort.”

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Joseph Lamelas, M.D., UHealth’s new chief of cardiothoracic surgery, spoke about minimally invasive mitral valve surgery.

Leading Researchers Outline Advances in Treating Heart Disease at Miami Valves 2019

New biomedical devices and advances in cardiac procedures are improving outcomes for patients with heart disease, according to leading researchers and clinicians at Miami Valves 2019, an annual international conference hosted by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine January 30 to February 2 at the InterContinental Hotel.

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From left: Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Stefanie Brown, M.D., and Rose van Zuilen, Ph.D.

Women in Academic Medicine Event Celebrates Accomplishments

They knew they were nominated, but none knew for sure who would win. Before a standing-room-only crowd, six women faculty members from specialties across the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received recognition at the Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) event on January 31. They stood one by one to receive awards for career achievement, mentorship, leadership or their role as trailblazers.

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