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Michael Barron, M.D., delivering his capstone presentation at the Brookings Institution in March.

Dr. Michael Barron Explores Policy Strategy’s Relationship to Health Care Issues

Why is fixing the U.S. health care system so difficult? Why do so many of our health care quality measurements lag behind those of other countries even though we spend so much more? And what can we do about the unending increases in health care spending? Questions like these inspired Michael Barron, M.D., to sign up for the Policy Strategy program at the prestigious Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

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Nearly 800 employees and faculty caught the spirit at the 5 to Thrive launch event.

5 to Thrive Comes Alive at Major Event to Generate Employee and Faculty Input

Nearly 800 medical campus employees and faculty packed the tent erected on the Schoninger Research Quadrangle last Thursday afternoon, their animated conversation mixing with the DJ’s music as they celebrated the energetic launch of 5 to Thrive, a dynamic new initiative designed to make UHealth – the University of Miami Health System a truly preeminent academic health system for the 21st century.

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A schematic showing how injection of gene therapy via a viral vector into the spinal cord offers promise to relieve chronic pain conditions.

Gene Therapy Provides Pain Relief Equivalent to Morphine in Study

In a new study published in NeuroReport, senior author Roy C. Levitt, MD, lead author Eugene S. Fu, MD, and their colleagues of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, showed delivering a key regulatory gene using an adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector could provide prolonged and profound analgesia in mice.

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University of Miami is First to Use New Epidural Device for Pain Management

University of Miami physicians are the first in the United States to offer patients pain relief using a new epidural infusion device recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new instrument makes it easier to verify correct placement of the epidural injection.

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The Miller School team shows its spirit at the FMA meeting.

Miller School Sends Big Team to Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting

An enthusiastic group of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students, residents, faculty members and administrators attended the annual meeting of the Florida Medical Association last month, and one student was honored for his research work at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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