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Wearable Bio-Sensor Holds Promise of Safer Anesthesia for All

Doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are developing a unique device designed to make safe anesthesia available to doctors and patients throughout the developing world, where conventional general anesthesia is both expensive, risky, and often impractical.

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Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

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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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Patients will be seen by UM clinicians and genetics experts, who will perform in-depth and comprehensive clinical examinations, as well as cutting-edge genomics investigations, including whole genome sequencing.

Miller School Becomes a Site for NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is among five new academic medical sites across the nation that have joined the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and been awarded a grant by the agency to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions. The new awards, announced September 24, are part of the second phase of the agency’s expansion of the network.

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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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