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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Top row, from left, Francius Adler, M.D. (Haitian general surgeon), Sammy (Haitian translator), Brian Morrison, M.D., Robert Griffith, M.D. (UM dermatology resident). Bottom row, from left, Mona Jeanty, M.D. (Haitian dermatologist), Danie Dure M.D. (Haitian dermatologist), Shesly Jean Louis, M.D. (Haitian dermatologist), Wilhelmina Edouard, M.D. (Haitian dermatology resident), Claudemene Charles, M.D. (Haitian dermatology resident), Ariel Eber (UM medical student).

Clinic in Haiti for People with Albinism Grows in Reach and Effectiveness

People with albinism in Haiti stand out not only because of their lighter skin, but also for their heightened risk of skin cancer in a country where many physicians are unaccustomed to diagnosing and treating the malignancy in their skin type.

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Doctor examining patient's foot.

Collaborative Clinical Study Tests Impact of Novel Imaging Technology on Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, working in collaboration with the inventors of a novel imaging technology at the Florida International University Department of Biomedical Engineering, are conducting a clinical study of a scanner that can see into tissue and monitor real-time physiological activity in diabetic foot ulcers.

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