News & Events : 2015

Steven P. Rosenberg, M.D.

Researchers Find Rapid Increase in Prices of Prescription Dermatologic Drugs

Consumer prices for 19 brand-name prescription dermatologic drugs increased rapidly between 2009 and 2015, according to a new study led by Steven P. Rosenberg, M.D., a voluntary professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Eckhard Podack and Research Team Find Perforin-2 to be Potent Weapon against Bacterial Infection

The late eminent Miller School of Medicine researcher Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., and a multi-disciplinary team of investigators have discovered that the protein Perforin-2 is a highly potent mechanism of the immune system for fighting bacterial infection. Their findings may provide an answer to the looming medical threat of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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Dr. Waibel featured on NBC's TODAY Show.

Triplets scarred in fire: Healing with lasers, preparing for a wedding.
In 2009, triplet sisters Chandra, Trae and Jordan Berns visited TODAY to talk about the new laser treatment that offers hope for healing the third-degree burn scars they suffered in a tragic fire that killed their mother when they were toddlers.

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Keyvan Nouri, M.D.

Early Study Finds Many Parents Not Shielding Babies from Sun’s Harmful Rays

Despite routine warnings about the dangers of extreme sun exposure, many parents are not taking appropriate steps to protect their babies. That’s the finding of a small study conducted by skin cancer experts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Register for Dermatology 2015 – November 21-22

The Dermatology 2015 conference will take place November 21-22 at The Alexander Hotel on Miami Beach. Those interested in attending should register before October 23 to receive early bird registration pricing.

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From left, Ivan Jozic, Ph.D., Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., Irena Pastar, Ph.D., Horacio Ramirez, Ashley Marie Rosa and Stephen C. Davis.

Wound Healing Researchers Receive Major Recognition and Win Awards at National Meeting

A team of researchers from the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Subcutaneous Surgery had a strong presence at the recent annual meeting of the Wound Healing Society and Symposium of Advanced Wound Care. The department is a national leader in the field, a standing that was demonstrated by some of the honors earned at the meeting.

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From left, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Sebastian the Ibis,  James Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D., and Manuel Huerta.

Runners and Walkers Help Fight Melanoma at SunSmart 5K

This year’s SunSmart 5K Walk/Run drew nearly 500 participants. The non-profit event, organized by Miller School of Medicine students, builds community awareness for melanoma and heart health.

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UM study explores how stem cells can help burn victims

A pair of University of Miami doctors are conducting the research, funded by the Department of Defense, to develop new therapies using donor stem cells to restore tissue and reduce long-term scarring from burns. The treatment, if successful, could revolutionize burn care by decreasing the need for reconstructive skin graft surgery.

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Paolo Romanelli, M.D.

Psoriasis Clinic Highlights Need for Biologics

In the January 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, Paolo Romanelli, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, published the results of eight years of research gathered while directing the Monthly Biologics Center for Indigent Patients with Psoriasis at Jackson Memorial Hospital.

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