From left, Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., and Professor Dr. Lidia Rudnicka, president of the Polish Dermatological Society, receive medals from Professor Dr. Marek Zietek, rector of Wroclaw Medical University, at the 9th World Congress on Itch.

Miller School Dermatologist Honored at 9th World Congress on Itch

Gil Yosipovitch, M.D., professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored at the 9th World Congress on Itch (WCI), held October 15-17 at Wroclaw Medical University in Poland. Yosipovitch and Professor Dr. Lidia Rudnicka, president of the Polish Dermatological Society, received the Medal of Wroclaw Medical University at the opening ceremony of the international congress.

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Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., examines a patient's leg ulcer.

Dermatology Chair Co-Authors Guidelines for Treating Lower-Extremity Ulcers

A Miller School of Medicine dermatologist offers guidance to physicians diagnosing and treating leg and foot ulcers in a collaborative article published October 19 in the New England Journal of Medicine. “Chronic lower-extremity wounds affect millions worldwide, and optimizing results through evidenced-based care can improve patient outcomes, restore healthy limbs and save lives,” said Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D.

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Medical campus update: Hurricane Irma

The latest on Hurricane Irma and how it is affecting the medical campus.

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Immunofluorescence staining of a tissue section from a patient with a diabetic foot ulcer. Beta-catenin is shown as green.

Researchers to Study Multiple Biomarkers in Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently received notification of two DiaComp (Diabetes Complications) pilot grants from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) to study biomarkers in diabetic foot ulcers. Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., professor of dermatology, is the principal investigator in the two studies.

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From left, Preetha Kamath, Inna Granovsky, Dr. Paolo Romanelli, Madeline Lederer and Karishma Desai.

UM Students, Faculty Share Dermatology Experiences at University of Pisa

Karishma Desai and Madeline Lederer, second-year students at the Miller School of Medicine, broadened their clinical dermatology experiences this summer through an externship program with the University of Pisa in Italy. “During our month in Pisa we engaged in hands-on care, learned a great deal about wound healing and were even given the option of rotating through other fields of medicine as well,” said Lederer.

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