News : 2016 : September

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

Dr. Marilyn K. Glassberg Presents Research Findings at Vatican Stem Cell Conference

When Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D., professor of medicine, surgery and pediatrics, spoke at an international conference held at the Vatican, she delivered a moving account of the promising early results obtained by investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in a small clinical trial that explored stem cell treatment in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., left, and Erin N. Marcus, M.D.

Miller School Professors Publish Practical Approach to Guiding Residents in Patient Interactions

Over the course of 18 years, Heidi Allespach, Ph.D., associate professor of clinical family medicine, medicine and surgery, and Director of Behavioral Medicine, identified specific patterns in the interactions between new doctors and their patients. In particular, she saw how the relationships were strained by persistent paperwork, electronic medical records and obstacles to delivery of care by insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Marilyn K. Glassberg Presents Research Findings at Vatican Stem Cell Conference

When Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D., professor of medicine, surgery and pediatrics, spoke at an international conference held at the Vatican, she delivered a moving account of the promising early results obtained by investigators at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in a small clinical trial that explored stem cell treatment in patients with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

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Nestor Villamizar, M.D.

Sylvester Earns Lung Cancer Screening Center Designation by the American College of Radiology

The lung cancer screening program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, has been designated an American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening Center. The voluntary designation signifies that the program and protocol meet the requirements set forth by the ACR lung cancer screening committee.

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Gary I. Kleiner, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Gary I. Kleiner Named to Florida Genetic and Newborn Screening Advisory Council

Gary I. Kleiner, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pediatrics and surgery, has received a four-year appointment as the representative from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to the Florida Genetic and Newborn Screening Advisory Council. The goal of newborn screening is to help prevent developmental impairments, delayed physical growth, severe illness, and death through early detection and intervention.

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Front row, from left, Dania Mateu, Emilio Margolles-Clark, Ph.D., and Ana Hernandez, Ph.D. Back row, from left, Jennifer McCue, Ibis Hernandez, Lili Samways, Casiana Fernandez-Bango, Tania Pumariega and Phillip Ruiz, M.D., Ph.D.

UM Transplant Laboratories Among First in U.S. to Offer NGS High-Resolution HLA Typing

The DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery Transplant Laboratories (Immune Monitoring Lab and Histocompatibility Lab) have been awarded accreditation by the American Society of Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) to perform next-generation sequencing (NGS) on the Ion Torrent S5 platform for high-resolution molecular typing of human leukocyte antigen (HLA) Class I and Class II loci.

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