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Miller School of Medicine Rises in NIH Research Grant Funding

The Miller School of Medicine received $120.7 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2017 — a $9.5 million increase over the school’s FFY 2016 total. According to the national rankings of medical schools based on data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, that total made the Miller School the No. 1 NIH-funded institution in Florida.

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Juan Dominguez-Bendala, Ph.D. (at the microscope), Ricardo Pastori, Ph.D., and their team have confirmed the existence of progenitor cells within the human pancreas that can be stimulated to develop into glucose-responsive beta cells.

DRI Scientists Identify Pancreatic Cells with Potential to Regenerate Glucose-Responsive Beta Cells

Scientists from the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have confirmed the existence of progenitor cells within the human pancreas that can be stimulated to develop into glucose-responsive beta cells. These significant findings, published in Cell Reports, open the door to developing regenerative cell therapies for those living with type 1 diabetes.

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Stromal cells in the laboratory.

Mesenchymal Stromal Cells Shown to Prevent Lung and Skin Fibrosis, Restore Wound Healing

A cross-disciplinary group of researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that allogeneic adipose-derived mesenchymal stromal cells (ASCs) will prevent lung and skin fibrosis, and restore wound healing.

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From left, Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ph.D., Armando Garcia, Sayed Ibrahim, and Erika Ellis.

Bascom Palmer’s First MVSIO Graduates Match with Ophthalmology Residency Programs

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is proud to announce that two members of the graduating class of the pioneering Master of Science in Vision Science and Ophthalmology (MVSIO) graduate degree program have matched for ophthalmology residency programs.

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Seated, from left, Enrique Ginzburg, M.D., Governor Rick Scott and Mauricio Lynn, M.D., with other participants at the signing.

Governor Scott Recognizes Agreement between Miller School and Israeli Trauma Society

During his recent trade mission in Israel, Governor Rick Scott recognized the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and the Israeli Trauma Society. The agreement strengthens the partnership between the Israeli Trauma Society and UM/Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center, which has provided training to 85 percent of Israel’s trauma surgeons.

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