Noam Alperin, Ph.D.

Researchers Explore Pharmacological Complement to iNPH Brain Shunt Procedures

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Miller School and Weill Cornell Medical College has found that a drug commonly given to young, obese females to treat idiopathic intracranial hypertension also has a condition-reversing effect when given to seniors of either gender who have idiopathic normal-pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH), a type of brain malfunction caused by excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid.

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Joel E. Fishman, M.D., Ph.D.

Chief of Cardiothoracic Radiology Receives Esteemed Fulbright Scholarship

Joel E. Fishman, M.D., Ph.D., professor of radiology and Chief of the Section of Cardiothoracic Radiology, has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the United States Department of State. Fishman will teach cardiothoracic radiology to residents in Israel at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center and Tel Aviv University from October 2014 to January 2015.

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Joshua M. Hare, M.D.

Clinical Studies Show Stem Cell Line is Effective

Building on a trailblazing body of work in stem cell research at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, an interdisciplinary team led by Joshua M. Hare, M.D., Director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, revealed the results of two pioneering studies in cardiac stem cell therapy during oral presentations at the American Heart Association national convention held in Dallas.

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Participants in the Drive for Life benefit  can drive or ride in cars like this Lamborghini to support interventional oncology research.

Drive for Life to Support Cancer Research at Sylvester

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UM Division of Interventional Oncology have teamed up to host an unforgettable event, “Drive for Life,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13, at Palm Beach International Raceway, 17133 Bee Line Highway, in Jupiter.

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From left, Viky Y. Suncion, M.D.; Eduard Ghersin, M.D.; Maureen H. Lowery, M.D.; Joshua M. Hare, M.D.; Joel E. Fishman, M.D.; Darcy L. DiFede Velazquez, RN, B.S.N.; Alan W. Heldman, M.D.; Jose da Silva, Ph.D.; Phillip Ruiz, M.D.; Alexandra Amador; and Ivonne H. Schulman, M.D.

UM Study in JAMA Shows Donor and Patient Stem Cells Can Repair Heart Tissue

In a study that could help advance the field of regenerative medicine for years to come, the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School has found that mesenchymal stem cells, whether from patients or donors, can treat people whose hearts were previously damaged and scarred after a heart attack.

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