Latest NewsGold Humanism Awards Recognize Students with Compassion, Empathy and Respect for the Whole Patient
Recognition from your peers is often the most meaningful. At the recent fourth annual Gold Humanism Awards Initiation Banquet, 33 students and one faculty member from the Miller School of Medicine learned first hand what that feels like.
These awards, supported by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, are important because they bring to light those who are thriving in a difficult training environment and empower them to spread the light, as it were, to make all of medicine more wholistic, said Robert W. Irwin, M.D., faculty advisor for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
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Researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis have developed a lifestyle intervention program to prevent diabetes in people with spinal cord injury. The team recently published results from three of the participants, all men with chronic paraplegia who were overweight. All three experienced a greater than 7 percent reduction in body mass, which was the primary study goal, and were able to maintain that loss.
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Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have used yeast to gain new understanding of the molecular pathways that allow the cells to build the machinery they need to undergo respiration and aerobic energy production. This knowledge will contribute to a better understanding of the development of mitochondrial diseases and cancer in humans.
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A Miller School of Medicine researcher has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study a potential new strategy for treating an intractable form of heart failure. Prior studies have shown that lowering the level of a protein called osteopontin can ameliorate heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, said Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine.
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As start-up companies develop new models for health care delivery, Floridas academic medical centers can play a key role in supporting innovation in the states Medicaid program, Richard J. Bookman, Ph.D., co-director of the UHealth Care Lab at the University of Miami Health System, said at a Medicaid stakeholders conference at the Miller School.
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Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., chair of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and the George E. Batchelor Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, has received a Women that Shine award from the League of Women Voters of Miami-Dade County. Schaechter was honored for her career advocating for improvements in childhood safety, violence prevention, and programs to expand access to care.
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