News : 2010

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., addressing members of the science and business communities at the third annual UM Innovation Technology Showcase at Four Seasons Miami.

Third UM Innovation Unites Research and Business

Nephrology expert Jochen Reiser, M.D., Ph.D., was among the many Miller School physicians and scientists who made presentations to members of the scientific and business communities at the third annual UM Innovation Technology Showcase.

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The UM team leads the way on the Memory Walk, from left, Carmen Baez-Garcia, R.N., clinical program coordinator for the Alzheimer’s disease study at the Hussman Institute, Abigail Garcia, Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D, director of the Hussman Institute and David Green, executive director, major gifts.

Miller School/UHealth Support Memory Walk Fundraiser

The 2010 Memory Walk received a big show of support from the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth on Saturday at Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Hundreds of walkers turned out for the 5K event and helped raise more than $105,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.

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At left, Laurence Gardner, M.D., seated, and, from left, Maria Gavier, Joycelyn Lee Robinson, Ph.D., Carla Jean, M.P.H., and Larry Deon Adams and, at right, Victor Perez, M.D., are among the Miller School honorees.

Miller School Sweeps the 2010 Excellence in Health Care Awards

Staff and faculty at the Miller School received three of the South Florida Business Journal’s 2010 Excellence in Health Care Awards, earning the top honor in every category for which they were finalists. A team at The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) received the Community Outreach Award, while Laurence Gardner, M.D., executive dean for education and policy, was honored.

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Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.

New Gene Associated with Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers have identified a gene that appears to increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of the disease. Abbreviated MTHFD1L, a gene on chromosome six, was identified in a genome-wide association study by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the Miller School.

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Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.

Miller School Genetic Researchers Identify New Targets in Autism

University of Miami Miller School genetic researchers teamed up with 72 centers to discover new genetic targets for autism in the second phase of a collaborative study known as the Autism Genome Project (AGP). The results were published today in the journal Nature, one of the world’s most respected peer-reviewed scientific publications.

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Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D.

Researchers Identify New Gene Associated with Increased Risk of Alzheimer's

A gene that appears to increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of the disease, has been identified by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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