Lois Pope with Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D.
Nationally renowned philanthropist Lois Pope remembers all too well the struggle her mother, Anastasia Berrodin, experienced as her vision slowly disappeared, the heart breaking results of an incurable eye disease known as macular degeneration. But Mrs. Pope says she also vividly remembers the care shown by the physicians and staff at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, as they tried in vain to slow the spread of the disease.
In honor of her beloved mother, and in hopes of finding a cure for macular degeneration, Mrs. Pope recently announced an incredibly generous $12 million-dollar gift to the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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Nearly two-thirds of stroke deaths occur in women, yet women have long been underrepresented in cardiovascular disease research. Now the journal Stroke is publishing a special four-article series with an accompanying overview editorial on the latest scientific findings related to opportunities for prevention and treatment of stroke in women.
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Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and public health sciences and executive vice chair for research and faculty affairs in the Department of Neurology, has been named scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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The Association for Academic Surgery has presented the Outstanding Resident Research Award for Basic Science to Punam Parikh, M.D., a third-year resident in the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, for a study exploring the use of gene therapy to promote wound healing in patients with critical limb ischemia, an advanced stage of peripheral artery disease.
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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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Back in 1966, James Bridges, M.D., became the first black resident at Jackson Memorial Hospital, an important milestone in Miamis medical history. It was an exciting time for civil rights, and a wonderful experience for me to serve as senior resident, he said, reflecting on his groundbreaking medical career during a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine panel discussion for Black History Month.
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