W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery, and Coleen Atkins, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, have been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to further develop a promising compound that could potentially help millions suffering from brain injury.
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Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller professor and vice chair of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Associate Dean for Therapeutic Innovation, is one of 15 researchers nationally to receive a Distinguished Investigator Grant from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation.
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine student Johanna Kreafle recently won an American Medical Association poster competition for a novel program she co-founded that educates patients about their health in the waiting room as part of their doctor visits.
At the eighth annual Foundations of Translational Research Boot Camp hosted November 17-21 by the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), students, fellows and early career investigators gained a better understanding of the translational research process.
Nearly 60 patients gathered recently to celebrate the sixth anniversary of patient clinical trials at the 2014 Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Patient Reunion at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Joshua M. Hare, M.D., ISCI’s founding director, said patients, faculty and staff have all contributed to make a major impact in the field of regenerative medicine.