News : 2013 : October

Michael S. Kapiloff, M.D., Ph.D.

Key Link Between Heart Enzyme and Sudden Cardiac Death Uncovered in Study by Michael S. Kapiloff

A Miller School researcher has identified a key linkage between a little-known enzyme and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an inherited heart defect that can be deadly in children and cause sudden cardiac death in seemingly healthy young athletes.

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Michael Freundlich, M.D.

Study Identifies Cardiac-Protection Mechanisms of Vitamin D in Kidney Failure

A study led by Michael Freundlich, M.D., professor of clinical pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Nephrology, identified the renin-angiotensin system, which is known to regulate blood pressure, as a key molecular target through which vitamin D treatment improves cardiac hypertrophy in chronic kidney disease.

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Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., James Wilkinson, M.D., M.P.H., and Tracie L. Miller, M.D.

With Major Statement by the American Heart Association, Pediatric Cardio-oncology Comes of Age

Led by the Miller School’s Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., the American Heart Association has issued a major and unprecedented scientific statement on the life-threatening or quality-of-life reducing cardiovascular problems that the growing number of childhood cancer survivors are destined to face decades after their initial treatment. It was published online in advance of print in Circulation, the official journal of the AHA.

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The winning

"Cards For Kids" Winning Creation Now Available for Purchase

During UM’s inaugural Week of Well-Being last April, more than 100 UM faculty, staff and students volunteered their time and talents to create beautiful cards for children receiving care through the Miller School’s Department of Pediatrics and Holtz Children’s Hospital. University employees voted for the best card, pictured at left, which is now available for purchase in packs of 10 cards and 10 envelopes for $10.

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