News : 2015 : December

Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., left, and F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

Two Miller School Leaders Named to American Pediatric Society

Judy Schaechter, M.D., M.B.A., and F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D., two distinguished leaders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have been accepted into the American Pediatric Society, a highly selective national organization focusing on pediatric research and scholarship.

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Denise C. Vidot, Ph.D.

Miller School Study Finds Marijuana Users Have Lower Rate of Metabolic Syndrome

Marijuana users have a significantly lower rate of metabolic syndrome than non-users, according to a recent study by researchers at the Miller School of Medicine. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors, including high blood pressure, high blood sugar, unhealthy cholesterol levels, and abdominal fat, linked to increased risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes, as well as other health problems.

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Clockwise from front, Christian Faul, Ph.D., Karla Schramm, Alexander Grabner, M.D., Saurav Singh and Christopher Yanucil.

Miller School Researchers Receive NIH Grant to Study Cardiac Complications in Kidney Disease

A cardiorenal research team from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a $1.9 million five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health to study life-threatening complications for the heart in chronic kidney disease.

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Kimberly Reynolds, M.D., left, with Liz Bayes Santos, M.D., M.S.

Two Miller School Pediatricians Named APA Educational Scholars

Two members of the University of Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics have been accepted into the Educational Scholars Program of the Academic Pediatric Association (APA). Kimberly Reynolds, M.D., and Liz Bayes Santos, M.D., M.S., both of whom are hospitalists, board-certified pediatricians and assistant professors of pediatrics, were among 24 physicians nationwide chosen for this prestigious academic program.

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Premedical students at White Coat Society presentation.

White Coat Society Provides Opportunities to Shadow Physicians

The White Coat Society, an organization focused on meeting the needs of the University of Miami’s premedical community, recently announced the 25 participants selected for its 2015-16 shadowing program.

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