Study: AI Helps Identify Patients at High Risk for Repeat Penetrating Trauma

Artificial intelligence can help predict which patients with penetrating trauma are most likely to return with repeat injury in the future, a new study published online October 18 by JAMA Surgery reveals. Identifying people at higher risk could allow physicians to know when to take more aggressive preventive action.

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Tomas A. Salerno, M.D.

Iron Arrow Taps Five from Miller School of Medicine

With the telltale beating of a single drum and a tap on the shoulder with an iron arrow, members of the Iron Arrow Honor Society renewed one of the U’s greatest traditions during homecoming week. Marching across the Coral Gables and medical campuses in a solemn procession, they bestowed a leading University of Miami honor on 20 lucky recipients.

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Wael El-Rifai, M.D., Ph.D.

A Renowned Physician-Scientist Joins Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Wael El-Rifai, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally renowned physician-scientist, has joined the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as co-leader of the Tumor Biology Program and associate director for Program Development. His departmental appointments are professor and associate vice chair of surgery, and professor of biochemistry and molecular biology.

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Firearm injuries cost U.S. taxpayers slightly more than half a billion dollars each year.

Miller School Trauma Surgeons Are First to Report Hidden Public Costs of Firearm Injuries

A group of trauma surgeons at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, working with a newly released federal database detailing hospital readmissions, has uncovered an unexpectedly high taxpayer-borne financial burden stemming from firearm injuries. The researchers calculated that the cost to U.S. taxpayers is slightly more than half a billion dollars a year. The findings were published online by Annals of Surgery.

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Medical campus update: Hurricane Irma

The latest on Hurricane Irma and how it is affecting the medical campus.

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