News : 2013 : April

Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D.

UM Study in JAMA Pediatrics Promotes Public Health Solutions for Intellectual Disabilities

In 2002, the Miller School’s Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., was intrigued by a question Sargent Shriver posed during a board meeting at the Mailman Center for Child Development. The statesman wondered whether the programs and policies he and his wife Eunice Kennedy Shriver had championed for decades to reduce the burden of intellectual and other developmental disabilities were actually working.

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Ofelia Alvarez, M.D., examines patient Nikenson Alexandre.

New National Lecture Honors Late Director of UM’s Sickle Cell Center

The state’s Foundation for Sickle Cell Disease Research has honored the late Charles H. Pegelow, M.D., who directed the University of Miami Sickle Cell Center for more than two decades, by establishing an annual lecture at the 36th National Sickle Cell Disease Scientific Meeting. The lecture is named for the internationally recognized leader in the research and treatment of sickle cell disease.

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Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., and Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A.

UM Pediatricians Enlist Colleagues, Teachers and Parents in Ending the “Cinnamon Challenge"

Hoping to halt the Internet-fueled fad that dares kids to swallow a tablespoon of powdered cinnamon, two of the Miller School’s top pediatric experts are urging fellow physicians, parents and teachers to discuss the potential harm of the “Cinnamon Challenge” with adolescents and teens.

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Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D.

Researchers Find that Combined Anti-HIV Therapies May Protect Children’s Hearts

In addition to preventing the spread and transmission of HIV, the combination drug therapies now used to treat the once-fatal virus that causes AIDS appear to protect the hearts of children born with HIV, according to a multicenter NIH-funded study led by the Miller School’s Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D.

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