Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Announces Submission Deadlines for 2014 Grant Cycle

Organizations proposing programs to meet the healthcare needs of Miami-Dade residents may submit letters of inquiry from February 1 to April 15 for the 2014 grant cycle. For more information, click here.

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On September 23, 2013, posted in: News by

School Health Initiative Receives All Star Award for Innovation

The Miller School’s Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative took home the All Star Non-Profit Award for Innovation at Switchboard Miami’s inaugural awards luncheon, held November 9 at Jungle Island to recognize and celebrate the vital work of non-profits in our community. The School Health Initiative, a partnership between the Dr. John T. […]

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On November 19, 2012, posted in: News by

UM Researchers Identify New Gene Associated with Moderate Hearing Loss

Miller School researchers collaborated with an international team to identify a new gene associated with the most common form of inherited childhood deafness. Published November 1 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, the study led by Mustafa Tekin, M.D., associate professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Department of Human Genetics and the John P. […]

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On November 5, 2012, posted in: News by

UM Researchers Identify Gene That Contributes to Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers from the Miller School of Medicine have identified a gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease in Caucasians. Published online October 27 in Neurobiology of Aging, their study demonstrated that a change in the C9ORF72 gene, called a repeat expansion, could be a new cause for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, mostly in Caucasians. The research was led by […]

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On November 5, 2012, posted in: News by

Miller School Launches First-of-Its Kind Genomic Medicine Master’s Program

First-year medical students at the Miller School now have the opportunity to earn a Master of Science in Genomic Medicine along with their medical degree, a program unique to the University of Miami. “This is the first program of its kind in the country,” said William K. Scott, Ph.D., vice chair of education in the […]

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On August 21, 2012, posted in: News by

UM Researchers Identify Gene That May Help Protect Human Nerve Cells After Injury

Researchers from the Miller School of Medicine collaborated with an international team to identify a gene that could be suppressed to protect a person’s nerve cells after injury. Published online on June 7 in Science, their study, “dSarm/Sarm1 Is Required for Activation of an Injury-Induced Axon Death Pathway,” presents the first gene required for the active self-destruction […]

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On July 7, 2012, posted in: News by

Miller School Awarded $4M to Expand School Clinics and Create National Model

The Miller School, in partnership with a handful of diverse and novel collaborators, has received a highly competitive $4 million federal Health Care Innovation Award to expand the services that 12,000 Miami-Dade County public school students receive through their school-based clinics – and save Medicaid far more than the grant investment. One of only 107 […]

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On July 2, 2012, posted in: News by

UM Receives Grant to Provide Free Oral Care to Miami-Dade County Students

School-aged children will soon be sporting bright, toothy grins thanks to a generous grant that will help provide free oral health care services to elementary, middle and high school students in Miami-Dade County. The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative, a signature program of the Miller School’s Department of Family Medicine and Community […]

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On March 20, 2012, posted in: News by

Macdonald Foundation Gift Creates Collaborative Institute in Biomedical Nanotechnology

Propelled by a transformative gift from a longtime contributor, the University of Miami announced on March 27 the creation of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute, a collaboration of key scientific disciplines that will harness the field of nanotechnology for clinical applications. The Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation, a steadfast champion of […]

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On March 7, 2012, posted in: News by

School Health Initiative Receives Federal Grant for Expansion

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a $454,500 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to expand the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative. The funding is part of last year’s federal health care overhaul to build new school […]

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On July 27, 2011, posted in: News by