Duke University School of Medicine : Excellence in …

What is the future of clinical research at Duke?

More than 300 faculty, staff and students attended Clinical Research Day on May 17, 2018, to explore this driving question. The event, which included a resident and fellows poster session, inaugural Innovation keynote speaker, and faculty talks, took place in the Trent Semans Center on Dukes campus and was co-hosted by the School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, and Duke Graduate Medical Education.

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Welcome to UTMB Health, The University of Texas Medical Branch

***Staff are also welcome to attend this session***

June 6th Session- 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Presenter: Monica Mehalshick, Directory of Adult Recovery Services, Gulf Coast Center

Topic: Substance Abuse and Caregiving

Overview: The negative consequence of alcohol and drug abuse are not limited to the person using substances; rather they impact their families and caregivers as well. Families and caregivers who have loved ones that struggle with substance abuse, are encouraged to attend this session to learn more about building coping skills, finding resources and addressing their own self-care.

Please encourage caregivers and family members to attend!

“Time-Out is a weeklyeducational/support session for caregivers and family membersof UTMB patients, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of their caregiving role. These sessions will not be tied to a specific diagnosis-all caregivers and family members are welcome. The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for them to have time out to relieve some stress, have a little fun, build on care giving skills, decrease burnout and affirm thatthey are not alone in the role of caregiving.

These sessions are facilitated by UTMB students and staff and will occurevery Wednesday at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A. Sessions will last around 30 minutes and will address topics that falls into the following categories:Relaxation, Self-Care, Discharge Planning and Medical Topics.

If you have questions or are interested in facilitating a session, please contact Savannah Parksatsjparks@utmb.edu or409-266-7542.

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Duke University School of Medicine : Excellence in …

What is the future of clinical research at Duke?

More than 300 faculty, staff and students attended Clinical Research Day on May 17, 2018, to explore this driving question. The event, which included a resident and fellows poster session, inaugural Innovation keynote speaker, and faculty talks, took place in the Trent Semans Center on Dukes campus and was co-hosted by the School of Medicine, Duke Clinical Research Institute, and Duke Graduate Medical Education.

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Indiana University School of Medicine

Bucking a national trend of tight resources for biomedical research, IU School of Medicine scientists received a record $302.3 million in research grants and awards in fiscal year 2015, a 17% increase over 2014. The school attracted $111.5 million in research funds from National Institutes of Health, the single largest source of research dollars for the school and the nations primary source of funds for academic biomedical research. NIH awards to IU School of Medicine increased by nearly 10%, or nearly $10 million, in 2015 over fiscal year 2014.

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Miller School of Medicine | University of Miami

Latest NewsDean Henri Ford is Passionate about Leading the Miller School to its Fullest Potential

Henri R. Ford, M.D.

As he begins his adventure as dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Henri R. Ford, M.D., says he is extraordinarily excited and at the same time humbled by this great privilege.

He is ready to break down silos, build bridges between research areas, and promote connectivity that will lead to the medical advances of tomorrow. My vision is that were going to create an ecosystem here thats going to allow the convergence of clinical and basic science, and promote excellence in education for medical students and graduate students, as well as residents and fellows, said Ford, a pediatric surgeon who comes to Miami from Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern Californias Keck School of Medicine.

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Over the Memorial Day weekend, clinician-scientists from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Centers expanding state-funded Firefighter Cancer Initiative met with firefighters and paramedics at fire rescue departments throughout the greater Jacksonville area, and presented an overview of their research and cancer screening projects.

Read more about the Firefighter Cancer Initiative

Miguel Cobas, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, has been elected president of the Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (SOCCA), an organization dedicated to the education of anesthesiologists in the care of critically ill patients of all types. It fosters the knowledge and practice of critical care medicine by anesthesiologists through education, research, advocacy, and community service.

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Aaron Scharf traveled across the country recently to help honor the physician he says helped to change his life. Scharf, 24, who lives in Huntington Beach, Calif., says he was adamant about wanting to be on hand when Maria Abreu, M.D., the Martin Kaiser Chair in Gastroenterology at the Miller School of Medicine, received a prestigious honor from the South Florida chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

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In hopes of finding life-saving treatments and cures for pediatric illnesses, the Batchelor Foundation recently reaffirmed its commitment to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Foundation representatives presented endowed chairs to renowned faculty members Melvin Almodvar, M.D., Miguel Saps, M.D., and Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., during a May 17 ceremony.

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We know that exercise may help improve thinking skills. But how much exercise? And for how long? To find out, researchers led by Joyce Gomes-Osman, Ph.D., PT, assistant professor of clinical physical therapy and neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reviewed all of the studies in which older adults were asked to exercise for at least four weeks and then take tests of thinking and memory skills.

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University of Texas Medical Branch – Welcome to UTMB …

***Staff are also welcome to attend this session***

June 6th Session- 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Presenter: Monica Mehalshick, Directory of Adult Recovery Services, Gulf Coast Center

Topic: Substance Abuse and Caregiving

Overview: The negative consequence of alcohol and drug abuse are not limited to the person using substances; rather they impact their families and caregivers as well. Families and caregivers who have loved ones that struggle with substance abuse, are encouraged to attend this session to learn more about building coping skills, finding resources and addressing their own self-care.

Please encourage caregivers and family members to attend!

“Time-Out is a weeklyeducational/support session for caregivers and family membersof UTMB patients, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of their caregiving role. These sessions will not be tied to a specific diagnosis-all caregivers and family members are welcome. The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for them to have time out to relieve some stress, have a little fun, build on care giving skills, decrease burnout and affirm thatthey are not alone in the role of caregiving.

These sessions are facilitated by UTMB students and staff and will occurevery Wednesday at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A. Sessions will last around 30 minutes and will address topics that falls into the following categories:Relaxation, Self-Care, Discharge Planning and Medical Topics.

If you have questions or are interested in facilitating a session, please contact Savannah Parksatsjparks@utmb.edu or409-266-7542.

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Indiana University School of Medicine

Bucking a national trend of tight resources for biomedical research, IU School of Medicine scientists received a record $302.3 million in research grants and awards in fiscal year 2015, a 17% increase over 2014. The school attracted $111.5 million in research funds from National Institutes of Health, the single largest source of research dollars for the school and the nations primary source of funds for academic biomedical research. NIH awards to IU School of Medicine increased by nearly 10%, or nearly $10 million, in 2015 over fiscal year 2014.

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Miller School of Medicine | University of Miami

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Asha B. Pillai, M.D.

Asha B. Pillai, M.D., a Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher who specializes in pediatric immunotherapy, has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health for her innovative work in transplant immunology.

Pillai, an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology/Stem Cell Transplantation, wants to give hope, and perhaps even a cure, to patients with non-cancerous blood disorders like sickle cell anemia and thalassemia.

Read more about Dr. Pillai’s NIH grant

Neurosonology the ultrasonic imaging of neural structures allows physicians at UHealth the University of Miami Health System to get a unique and very detailed look at the health of the arteries inside and outside the brain. This can mean a more precise diagnosis, prognosis and management of people after a stroke, transient ischemic attack and even asymptomatic cerebrovascular disease.

Read more about the neurosonology laboratory

UHealth neurosurgeon Robert Starke, M.D., successfully diagnosed and surgically treated a former chief medical officer from the Bahamas who suffered a rare vascular condition in the brain. In December 2016 Glen Beneby, M.D., suddenly blacked out and collapsed. He then experienced cognitive decline and weakness on the left side of his body, and after being misdiagnosed he was ultimately referred to Starke.

Read more about Dr. Starke

Global Oncology and International Programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently established new partnerships in South America, collaborated on an international symposium in Brazil, and hosted the first annual Global Oncology Research Dialogue at Sylvester.

Read more about Sylvester sharing its cancer expertise

Sarcoidosis patients have better outcomes with lung transplants than patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Their survival outlook is also greater when the donor is young or white, or when receiving a double lung transplant, according to a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher who is an expert on this rare inflammatory lung disease.

Read more about Dr. Mirsaeidi’s research

Maria T. Abreu, M.D., professor of medicine and professor of microbiology and immunology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and the Martin H. Kalser Chair in Gastroenterology, has been inducted into the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP). Induction into the association, which was founded in 1885 for the advancement of scientific and practical medicine, is considered an exceptional honor.

Read more about Dr. Abreu

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University of Texas Medical Branch – Welcome to UTMB …

***Patients and staff are also welcome to attend this session***

May 23rd Session- 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A

Presenter: Betty Evans-Klappenbach and Aaron Philip, Rehabilitation Counselors with the Texas Workforce Commission- Vocational Rehabilitation Division

Topic: Best Kept Secrets of Vocational Rehabilitation- REVEALED

Overview: Vocational Rehabilitation is in the business of assisting people with disabilities get or keep a job. These services are provided here on the island and throughout the State of Texas. Join us to learn more about this program and how it might be able to assist you or your loved one with employment.

Please encourage caregivers, family members and patients to attend!

“Time-Out is a weeklyeducational/support session for caregivers and family membersof UTMB patients, to support them in their adjustment and maintenance of their caregiving role. These sessions will not be tied to a specific diagnosis-all caregivers and family members are welcome. The hope is that these sessions will provide a chance for them to have time out to relieve some stress, have a little fun, build on care giving skills, decrease burnout and affirm thatthey are not alone in the role of caregiving.

These sessions are facilitated by UTMB students and staff and will occurevery Wednesday at 2pm in Jennie Sealy 2.506A. Sessions will last around 30 minutes and will address topics that falls into the following categories:Relaxation, Self-Care, Discharge Planning and Medical Topics.

If you have questions or are interested in facilitating a session, please contact Savannah Parksatsjparks@utmb.edu or409-266-7542.

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Indiana University School of Medicine

Bucking a national trend of tight resources for biomedical research, IU School of Medicine scientists received a record $302.3 million in research grants and awards in fiscal year 2015, a 17% increase over 2014. The school attracted $111.5 million in research funds from National Institutes of Health, the single largest source of research dollars for the school and the nations primary source of funds for academic biomedical research. NIH awards to IU School of Medicine increased by nearly 10%, or nearly $10 million, in 2015 over fiscal year 2014.

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Miller School of Medicine | University of Miami

Latest NewsMiller School Commencement Ceremony Cheers the Class of 2018

M.D. candidate Vibhu Chittajallu expressed the Class of 2018’s celebratory mood.

As a sea of excited students waited to march into the auditorium at the University of Miamis Watsco Center on Saturday to celebrate four inspiring, demanding years of medical school and the incredible opportunity that lies ahead, Kelly McCarter thought for a moment and then described the significance of this day:

Its been a long time coming, a lot of hard work, she said. Its so great that all the effort we put in, all the time, is finally coming to an end, and we get to see how much of an accomplishment it is. In McCarters case the path now leads to New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medical Center for training in obstetrics and gynecology, because its something I found I am passionate about.

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Sarcoidosis patients have better outcomes with lung transplants than patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Their survival outlook is also greater when the donor is young or white, or when receiving a double lung transplant, according to a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher who is an expert on this rare inflammatory lung disease.

Read more about Dr. Mirsaeidi’s research

To pursue critically needed scientific knowledge on global health issues, the University of Miami and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently announced the launch of the AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami. The partnership will allow researchers to generate objective evidence that can lead to improvements in public health policy at the global, regional, national and local levels.

Read more about the partnership

For nearly 30 years, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., worked tirelessly as a neuroscientist with The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her pioneering work in the area of nervous system regeneration and her decades-long dedication to finding ways to repair spinal cord damage earned Bunge the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

Read more about the Health Care Heroes Award event

Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., vice chair of research and professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicines Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, was recently appointed to a four-year position on the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.

Read more about Dr. Tomic-Canic’s appointment

Building on years of research showing that growth hormone receptor antagonist therapy can curb the growth of solid tumors such as prostate, breast and brain cancers, researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have turned their attention to acute myeloid leukemia.

Read more about the study

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UT Southwestern Home – Dallas, Texas

Becoming a mother was her greatest joy, but just days after giving birth to her daughter, Jessica Hitts mental state was severely affected by a rare genetic disorder. She became delirious, agitated, and hysterical. UT Southwestern researchers and physicians were able to quickly diagnose and treat the disease, and now shes looking forward to expanding her family.

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University of Texas Medical Branch – Welcome to UTMB …

The Institute for Translational Sciences and the Sealy Center for Environmental Health & Medicine invite you to participate in a conversation about Galveston Island’s Flood Risk at Mod Coffeehouse in downtown Galveston on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 from 5:30-6:30pm.

This conversation features UTMB’s Sharon Croisant, MS, PhD, Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Director of Community-Based Research and Community Engagement with the Center for Environmental Toxicology and Director of Community Engagement with the Institute for Translational Sciences along with Hal Needham, PhD, the Founder and President of Marine Weather and Climate.

SCI Caf is a communitydialogueabout science, health and possibilities among community members, researchers and scientists. The purpose is to engage and connect community members with science and science with the local community. Topics for SCI Cafs are driven by community learning interests and discovery from UTMB faculty.

Date: Thursday, May 17, 2018

Times: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Mod Coffeehouse 2126 Post Office Street

Audience: Everyone Invited

Cost: FREE with Light Refreshments Provided;

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DC HAPP Scholars Graduate

Students DC HAPP received white coats from their mentors during the graduation celebration held in April

Flight paramedic and SMHS Health Sciences Distinguished Scholar Kurtis Guy, BSHS 18 has always dreamed of becoming a doctor and GW is helping him along the way.

The eighth annual GW Institute for Neuroscience Symposiumfocused on the science of language and communication, and among the many presentations were discussions on vocal control networks, developmental brain plasticity after pediatric stroke, and neuroscience of autism spectrum disorders.

The SMHS Center for Faculty Excellence awarded grants to four teams of researchers.

GW is expanding its clinical enterprise with a recent contract awarded to the GW Medical Faculty Associates (MFA) by United Medical Center (UMC). The MFA is providing professionals to staff UMCs adult emergency services, and, in July, will be in charge of its hospitalist services.

Through her nonprofit, Jennifer Wall, PA-C, assistant professor of physician assistant studies, has made a significant impact on patient care in Malawi, where residents are at high risk for burn injuries.

For many in the lecture hall during the Marilyn Koering Award ceremony, Marilyn Koering, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, a devoted teacher, research scientist, mentor, and patient advocate,was an inspiration.

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Indiana University School of Medicine

Bucking a national trend of tight resources for biomedical research, IU School of Medicine scientists received a record $302.3 million in research grants and awards in fiscal year 2015, a 17% increase over 2014. The school attracted $111.5 million in research funds from National Institutes of Health, the single largest source of research dollars for the school and the nations primary source of funds for academic biomedical research. NIH awards to IU School of Medicine increased by nearly 10%, or nearly $10 million, in 2015 over fiscal year 2014.

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Miller School of Medicine | University of Miami

Latest NewsUM Researcher, Transplant Surgeon and Sylvester Trustee among 2018 Health Care Heroes

From left, Luis Chiappy, AXA Advisors, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., and Chris Dudley, Advancement Associates, Inc.

For nearly 30 years, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., worked tirelessly as a neuroscientist with The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Her pioneering work in the area of nervous system regeneration and her decades-long dedication to finding ways to repair spinal cord damage earned Bunge the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. The annual ceremony, which also honors other Health Care Heroes, was held on May 15.

The focus of Bunges work along with her late husband Richard has been Schwann cells, which they determined are key to helping repair damaged spinal cords. In a study at The Miami Project these cells were taken from paralyzed patients and safely transplanted into their sites of injury.

Read more about the Health Care Heroes Award event

Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., vice chair of research and professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicines Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, was recently appointed to a four-year position on the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.

Read more about Dr. Tomic-Canic’s appointment

Building on years of research showing that growth hormone receptor antagonist therapy can curb the growth of solid tumors such as prostate, breast and brain cancers, researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have turned their attention to acute myeloid leukemia.

Read more about the study

Why is fixing the U.S. health care system so difficult? Why do so many of our health care quality measurements lag behind those of other countries even though we spend so much more? And what can we do about the unending increases in health care spending? Questions like these inspired Michael Barron, M.D., to sign up for the Policy Strategy program at the prestigious Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Read more about Dr. Barron

As a sea of excited students waited to march into the auditorium at the University of Miamis Watsco Center on Saturday to celebrate four inspiring, demanding years of medical school and the incredible opportunity that lies ahead, Kelly McCarter thought for a moment and then described the significance of this day. Its been a long time coming, a lot of hard work, she said.

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Next year, we need to get a bigger room! That was the first thing Edward Abraham, M.D., said as he stepped to the podium to deliver his remarks at the National Nurses Week Breakfast and Awards Ceremony on May 9. In response, the crowd packed into the Seminar Center at UHealth Tower, including nearly 50 standing along the rooms outer walls, erupted in laughter and applause.

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UT Southwestern Home – Dallas, Texas

Becoming a mother was her greatest joy, but just days after giving birth to her daughter, Jessica Hitts mental state was severely affected by a rare genetic disorder. She became delirious, agitated, and hysterical. UT Southwestern researchers and physicians were able to quickly diagnose and treat the disease, and now shes looking forward to expanding her family.

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UT Southwestern Home – Dallas, Texas