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From left, Emerson Fittipaldi, Stephen Olvey, M.D., and Marc Buoniconti.

Screening of Autosports Safety Documentary Raises Money for KiDZ Neuroscience Center

An advance screening of a documentary about the work of autosports safety pioneer Stephen Olvey, M.D., drew a large audience of famed race drivers and other supporters to help raise money for the KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D.

UM Expert Co-Authors New Recommendations to Improve Stroke Systems of Care and Patient Outcomes

A neurologist with UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine co-authored newly released guidelines to translate the latest advances in stroke care to improve patient outcomes. The statement emphasizes the need for certified stroke treatment centers to turn major advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into better patient outcomes, and says comprehensive stroke sys

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Mark S. Nash, Ph.D.

Dr. Mark S. Nash Receives Rehabilitation Lifetime Achievement Award

Mark S. Nash, Ph.D., professor of neurological surgery, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and physical therapy at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was recently selected by the Board of Governors of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine to receive the organization’s John Stanley Coulter Award.

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Joshua M. Hare, M.D., with Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D.

New Study Shows Stem Cells Can Be Given Safely to Stroke Patients with Catheterization Procedure

A national study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has shown that the delivery of stem cells to the brain using a tiny catheter introduced through the groin into the carotid artery in the brain is safe for patients with strokes.

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David R. Gater, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. David Gater Named Chair of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

David R. Gater, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will join UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine on June 1 as chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gater comes from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, where he has been the inaugural Rocco Ortenzio Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2013.

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