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Noam Alperin, Ph.D.

Ongoing Study Improves Predictions of Which Chiari Malformation Patients Will Benefit from Surgery

A research team led by Noam Alperin, Ph.D., professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, and Director of the Physiologic Imaging and Modeling Lab, has continued to refine the means of determining which patients with a neurological disorder known as Chiari Malformation Type I (CMI) will benefit from surgery.

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2016 George Paff Teaching Award winners.

Medical Students Present 2016 Paff Teaching Awards to Outstanding Instructors

Warren Kupin, M.D., professor of medicine, was one of 18 outstanding Miller School of Medicine instructors honored by their students at the 2016 George Paff Teaching Awards Ceremony on April 28 at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center. Second-year students Shirin Razdan and Matthew Chen co-chaired the ceremony, assisted by Soum Lokeshwar, Sophia Liu and Catherine Lee.

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David S. Kushner, M.D.

Dr. David S. Kushner Contributes to Book on History of Trepanation

David S. Kushner, M.D., associate professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation and a neurologist with substantial experience in post-surgical care of patients who have had a trepanation, has contributed a chapter providing a modern perspective on the procedure to an upcoming book describing its history dating back more than 2,000 years.

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Sam Salama, M.D.

Dr. Sam Salama Named Executive Director of LAORA

Sam Salama, M.D., assistant professor of clinical surgery, has been named Executive Director of the Life Alliance Organ Recovery Agency (LAORA) at the Miller School of Medicine. A division of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery, LAORA is one of the nation’s 58 federally designated organ recovery agencies certified and regulated by the United Network for Organ Sharing.

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Noam Alperin, Ph.D. inside the space shuttle simulator at the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston.

NASA Grant Funds Research into Visual Changes during Long Space Flights

Noam Alperin, Ph.D., professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, and Director of the Physiologic Imaging and Modeling Lab, has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to study a condition causing blurred vision that occurs in many astronauts who spend long periods in space.

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