From left, Guerline Lambert, M.S., Lauro Takeuchi, D.M.D., Camila Irion, Ph.D., Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., Keyvan Yousefi, Pharm.D., Joshua M. Hare, M.D., Keith Webster, Ph.D., and Trevor Eisenberg.

Researchers Gain Insight into How Heart Failure Develops in People with Chronic Kidney Disease

While insulin does not cure type 1 diabetes, it helps many people maintain healthy blood sugar levels. However, for many people suffering from type 1 brittle diabetes, insulin just isn’t enough. Fortunately, a new treatment may soon be available to help them: islet cell transplantation.

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Standing, from left, William H. Eaglstein, M.D., Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, Julio Frenk, M.D., Ph.D., MPH, and Robert Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D. Seated, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.

Pioneer in Wound Healing Honored at Dedication of William H. Eaglstein, M.D. Endowed Chair

At a ceremony honoring two of the world’s renowned researchers in wound healing, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., became the holder of the William H. Eaglstein, M.D. Endowed Chair in Wound Healing.

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Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

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Taming a Toxic Stew

For months, the news has been filled with stories of toxic algal blooms fouling Florida’s waterways and coastline. The algae Karenia brevis has caused the worst red tide along Florida’s southwest coast in more than a decade, and a blue-green algae called cyanobacteria has coated the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and other freshwater canals.

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Patients will be seen by UM clinicians and genetics experts, who will perform in-depth and comprehensive clinical examinations, as well as cutting-edge genomics investigations, including whole genome sequencing.

Miller School Becomes a Site for NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is among five new academic medical sites across the nation that have joined the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and been awarded a grant by the agency to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions. The new awards, announced September 24, are part of the second phase of the agency’s expansion of the network.

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