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Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A., standing in the entrance to the operating room named in his honor.

Dr. Gaetano Ciancio is Honored with Named Operating Room in Buenos Aires

Many patients undergoing lifesaving surgeries at the first institute in Latin America dedicated to organ transplantation will be wheeled into an operating room named for a renowned transplant surgeon from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Miami Transplant Institute at UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

New Study Explores Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Vitamin D in Type 1 Diabetes

Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute are launching a new clinical trial that will assess the impact of high-dose omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D supplementation on halting the progression of type 1 diabetes. The study will compare the effects of the proposed intervention in children and adults newly diagnosed and in those with longer-standing type 1 diabetes to evaluate any benefit of early and late interventions.

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School-to-Work mentors and students at final meeting of academic year.

Miller School Mentors High School Students Seeking Careers in Health Care

“My little nurse” — Brianna Manker still remembers what she was called when, at only 3 or 4, she would go to the refrigerator to get her grandmother’s insulin. Manker is grown up now — she just graduated from high school — but in a way, the nickname she earned as a toddler provided a goal that remained with her. She starts college in the fall at Florida A&M University to earn a degree in nursing.

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Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D., speaking at the Vatican's

Dr. Marilyn Glassberg Presents Findings on Stem Cell Treatments for Lung Diseases

Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D., professor of medicine, surgery and pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, spoke recently at an international health care conference held at the Vatican. Her presentation was part of “The Pharmacy of the Future – Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Neurodegenerative Diseases,” a panel discussion moderated by medical journalist Sanjay Gupta, M.D.

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From left, Luis Chiappy, AXA Advisors, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., and Chris Dudley, Advancement Associates, Inc.

UM Researcher, Transplant Surgeon and Sylvester Trustee among 2018 Health Care Heroes

For nearly 30 years, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., worked tirelessly as a neuroscientist with The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her pioneering work in the area of nervous system regeneration and her decades-long dedication to finding ways to repair spinal cord damage earned Bunge the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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