Latest NewsUniversity of Miami Establishes Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery
Patricia and Phillip Frost, M.D.
The University of Miami is naming its distinguished dermatology department the Dr. Phillip Frost Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery in recognition of renowned South Florida philanthropist Phillip Frost, M.D. The department, part of the Universitys Miller School of Medicine and known for its innovation, discovery, clinical care, and development of leaders, will receive a $10 million endowment.
Dr. Frost recently announced the transformational gift with an eye toward advancing innovative treatments and cures in dermatology. The gift is the culmination of his lifetime of dedication to medicine, particularly in dermatology and medical entrepreneurship.
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Can machine learning help develop personalized treatments for the silent epidemic of brain injury, which affects 15 million Americans every year? A team of faculty from five disciplines, including two from the Miller School of Medicine, will begin trying to answer that question after receiving one of the second set of Phase I grants awarded by the University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge, or U-LINK.
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Precision is essential in surgery, especially when dealing with the brain. Three new tools being used at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are designed to make the biopsy, diagnosis and removal of a brain tumor more precise.
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In a commentary published in The Lancet, UM President Julio Frenk and Felicia Marie Knaul, Ph.D., director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, point out that universal health care programs are under siege in the U.S., which they describe as a mature democracy, and in Mexico, a fairly young democracy without the institutional checks and balances that prevent arbitrary decisions.
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