News : 2015 : March

Nicholas Namias, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Nicholas Namias to Chair Florida Committee on Trauma

Nicholas Namias, M.D., M.B.A., Medical Director of the Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital and Chief, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, was named the Chairman of the Florida Committee on Trauma (FCOT) by the American College of Surgeons.

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Patricia Byers, M.D.

Dr. Patricia Byers Accepts 2014 Injury Prevention Award

The Florida Department of Health Injury Prevention Section, in partnership with the Florida Injury Prevention Advisory Council (FIPAC), named Patricia M. Byers, M.D., F.A.C.S., professor of surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, as the 2014 Injury Prevention Award recipient.

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David J. Robbins, Ph.D., left, and Jun Long

Scientists Identify Novel Link Between Cellular Growth and Metabolism

A team of Miller School of Medicine researchers, working with investigators from three other institutions, has identified a relationship between a family of lipid modifications of a growth factor, and how that growth factor may regulate cellular fate and growth. This discovery may begin to show how the function of these proteins is modified by metabolic activity in both developmental and disease settings.

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