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

Miller School and Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Bring Telehealth to Miami-Dade Schools

Late Tuesday afternoon, when Anne Burdick, M.D., M.P.H, examined the right foot of a kindergartener with a history of eczema, she could clearly see the girl’s skin was dry and leathery from constant scratching. While the exam was nothing out of the ordinary for the professor of dermatology, the video-conferencing mode by which Burdick conducted […]

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On May 5, 2011, posted in: News by

Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative Celebrates Overtown History

Amid the great music and tasty food available at the first Overtown Rhythm & Arts Festival on Saturday, festival goers learned about the free primary and preventive care services that the Miller School’s Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation School Health Initiative offers to all students at nearby Booker T. Washington High School, and seven other area schools. […]

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On April 11, 2011, posted in: News by

UM Researchers Identify New Gene Causing Blindness

Work was collaborative effort of several departments at the University of Miami Researchers led by geneticists at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have identified a new gene that causes retinitis pigmentosa, a form of blindness, ending one South Florida family’s nearly 20-year search for what caused three of their four children to […]

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On February 8, 2011, posted in: News by