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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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Award winners with Faculty Council and Miller School leadership.

Miller School Faculty Council’s Inaugural Award Program Honors Teaching and Research Excellence

The Faculty Council of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its first-ever awards program during its final meeting of the academic year on May 22. The atmosphere was just right for something new, with faculty members chatting amiably beside a well-stocked supper buffet, and live jazz adding a musical dimension to the event.

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From left, Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., William H. Eaglstein, M.D., and Elof Ericsson, M.D.

Wound Healing Society Honors Dr. William H. Eaglstein with Lifetime Achievement Award

William H. Eaglstein, M.D., chair emeritus of the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Wound Healing Society for his numerous contributions to the field. In addition, Ivan Jozic, Ph.D., received the Young Investigator Award, and George Glinos, M.D., won the Anita Roberts Award.

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Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.

Dr. Marjana Tomic-Canic Appointed to NIH Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin Study Section

Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., vice chair of research and professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery, was recently appointed to a four-year position on the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS) Study Section at the National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review.

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