A Florida mother is thanking University of Miami Health System doctors after they removed two benign brain tumors strangling her optic nerves and restored her sight – all while she was six months pregnant.
Two researchers from The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis — Director of Education Kim Anderson-Erisman, Ph.D., and Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D., both associate professors of neurological surgery — inspired students interested in science and engineering careers at the Miami-Dade County Public Schools’ 63rd Annual South Florida Regional Science and Engineering Fair on February 4.
Hope for some people with epileptic seizures not controlled by medication comes in the form of a new minimally invasive technique called laser interstitial thermal therapy. And the University of Miami Health System’s Epilepsy Center is the only facility offering this treatment option in South Florida.
When a heart attack patient with a clot blocking his left main artery arrived at Jackson Memorial Hospital, Cesar E. Mendoza, M.D., attempted unsuccessfully to restore blood flow using conventional balloon angioplasty. He remembered colleague Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D., reporting success capturing and removing the clots of stroke patients using a stent-retriever device and asked him to attempt the same technique on his patient.
The Florida Department of Health has announced the award of 16 grants totaling more than $16 million from the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. Six investigators at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were recipients of Bankhead-Coley and King grants totaling $5,728,856.