News : 2014

From left, Shivank Bhatia, M.D., Dipen Parekh, M.D., Bruce Kava, M.D., Christopher Gomez, M.D., and Sanoj Punnen, M.D.

Miller School Researchers to Study New Treatment for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

The Miller School of Medicine has been awarded a $470,000 grant to be part of a multicenter clinical trial to evaluate an emerging treatment option for benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), an enlarged prostate, which affects more than 50 percent of men over age 50. With this approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the University of Miami will be one of just ten sites in the nation and the second site in South Florida.

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From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Stephen Nimer, M.D., Joan Scheiner, Chair of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Board of Governors, Phil Corey, Govindarajan Narayanan, M.D., Linda Corey, and Robert Quencer, M.D.

Sylvester Unveils Philip and Linda Corey Patient Reception Area at Interventional Radiology Clinic

With the cutting of a ceremonial, bright orange ribbon, the leadership and faculty of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine officially unveiled the new Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Interventional Radiology Clinic, and dedicated the new Philip and Linda Corey Patient Reception area.

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Noam Alperin, Ph.D.

Research Team Improves Identification of Surgical Candidates for Neurological Disorder

A multidisciplinary group of Miller School of Medicine researchers, collaborating with investigators from the University of Munich and the University of Pittsburgh, has identified 10 complementing morphologic and physiologic measurements that better characterize a neurological disorder known as Chiari Malformation Type I (CMI) and are likely to improve identification of appropriate surgical candidates.

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Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D.

Miller School Researchers Win $3 Million NIH/NCI Grant to Study Prostate Cancer Management

The National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute has awarded researchers at the Miller School of Medicine $3 million in funding over five years to explore breakthrough uses of MRI imaging and genetic signatures in managing prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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From left, Jean Jose, D.O., Lee Kaplan, M.D., and Allan D. Levi, M.D., Ph.D.

Miller/UHealth Team Defines New Surgical Technique for Removing Neuromas

A collaborative report encompassing three Miller School and UHealth departments highlights a new technique for surgically accessing sensory nerves and neuromas. Published online ahead of print in the journal Neurosurgery, the report is the first to illustrate the use of pre-operative ultrasound combined with specialized needle placement to localize the infrapatellar branches of the saphenous nerve.

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Robert C. Hendel, M.D.

Dr. Robert Hendel Named Interim Chief of Cardiovascular Division

Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine and radiology, has been named interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Before this appointment, he was the Associate Chief of Clinical Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Director of Cardiac Imaging at the Miller School

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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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