News : 2019

Ivan Gonzalez, M.D., with Yessica Flores and her daughter, Daniella Yac.

Miller School Pediatric Team Carefully Monitors Zika-Exposed Infants for Developmental Delays

Two years after a Zika virus outbreak in South Florida, the Caribbean and Latin America, a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine pediatric team is carefully monitoring more than 75 children who were exposed to the virus but do not have visible birth defects.

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Sickle cell disease occurs when a person inherits the defective hemoglobin gene from each parent.

Hope on the Horizon

There are currently an estimated 100,000 people in the United States who are living with sickle cell disease — a debilitating and life-threatening blood condition that predominantly affects people of African and Mediterranean descent, and Hispanic-Americans from Central and South America. For years, those who suffer from the disease have been treated with temporary solutions, but now advances in gene therapy have opened doors.

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From left: Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Stefanie Brown, M.D., and Rose van Zuilen, Ph.D.

Women in Academic Medicine Event Celebrates Accomplishments

They knew they were nominated, but none knew for sure who would win. Before a standing-room-only crowd, six women faculty members from specialties across the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received recognition at the Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) event on January 31. They stood one by one to receive awards for career achievement, mentorship, leadership or their role as trailblazers.

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A research team hopes to use machine learning technology to develop precision medicine treatments for patients with traumatic brain injuries.

New U-LINK Awards Support Innovative Solutions to Difficult Problems

Can machine learning help develop personalized treatments for the “silent epidemic” of brain injury, which affects 15 million Americans every year? A team of faculty from five disciplines, including two from the Miller School of Medicine, will begin trying to answer that question after receiving one of the second set of Phase I grants awarded by the University of Miami Laboratory for Integrative Knowledge, or U-LINK.

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