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Miller School representatives Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D. (third row, far left), and Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D. (second row, far right), joined representatives from NIDDK and the other five Clinical Research Units at the first Diabetic Foot Consortium meeting.

Wound Healing Clinical & Translational Research Team Receives Grant to Join Diabetic Foot Consortium

To help improve outcomes for patients with diabetic foot ulcers, the clinical and translational research team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery received a four-year, $1.7 million grant to become one of six Clinical Research Units (CRU) across the U.S. This team approach to research is part of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease

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The Turner family at the Liberty City Health Fair. First-year student Darren Turner is at right, joined by his grandmother Beverly Williams, left, his father Daryl Turner, M.D., and his mother Kimberly Turner.

Miller School Comes Out in Force for Community Service in Liberty City

Throughout the morning and early afternoon of December 8, 197 people from Liberty City and surrounding communities lined up to learn about their risks for high blood pressure, diabetes, colorectal cancer and much more.

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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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