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Feng Gong, Ph.D., enjoys the interactive aspects of teaching M.D. and M.D./MPH students and training residents.

Miller School Professors Recognized for Promoting Positive Learning Environment in PULSE 360 Survey

In all, 33 Miller School professors received high scores for promoting a positive learning environment in the first PULSE 360 Survey for Faculty-Learner Engagement. The survey was performed by the Physicians Development Program Inc., an independent organization, to allow comparison to national data and to assure anonymous feedback to individual faculty members.

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From left, Paolo Romanelli, M.D., Fabrizio Galimberti, M.D., Ph.D., and Yumeng Li, M.D.

Miller School Researchers to Seek Subjects for Dermatology Clinical Trial

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery will soon begin registering subjects for a clinical study investigating treatments for a rare but often fatal skin disease. “It’s the deadliest disease in dermatology,” said Paolo Romanelli, M.D., professor of dermatology, referring to what is known generically as toxic epidermal necrolysis or TEN.

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Vivien Chen in the laboratory.

Miller School Student Wins First-Ever Wound Healing Society Summer Research Fellowship

Vivian Chen, a member of the Miller School Class of 2021, won the first Summer Research Fellowship Award ever given by the Wound Healing Society. The award, in addition to a stipend and funds for supplies, includes funding for travel expenses to present her research at the Wound Healing Society’s 2019 Annual Meeting next May in San Antonio.

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Tasuku Akiyama, Ph.D.

Dr. Tasuku Akiyama Receives $1.7 Million NIH Grant to Study Relationship between Itch and Anxiety

Tasuku Akiyama, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the neuronal circuit of affective (anxiety-related) itch. Dr. Akiyama’s research focuses on the mechanisms that drive chronic itch at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels.

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Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery trainees, residents and faculty at the second annual Celia & Samuel Resnik Research Day.

Second Annual Celia & Samuel Resnik Research Day Highlights Dermatology Achievements

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery recently held its second annual Celia & Samuel Resnik Research Day, featuring 28 oral and 32 poster presentations that highlighted the discoveries and accomplishments of the trainees, residents and faculty in its robust skin biology research and training programs.

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