Miller School of Medicine Rises in NIH Research Grant Funding

The Miller School of Medicine received $120.7 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2017 — a $9.5 million increase over the school’s FFY 2016 total. According to the national rankings of medical schools based on data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, that total made the Miller School the No. 1 NIH-funded institution in Florida.

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Christine Thomas, Ph.D.

Miami Project Researcher Dr. Christine Thomas Passes Away

Christine Thomas, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurological Surgery and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, who researched neuromuscular weakness, fatigue, spasms and regeneration for more than 27 years, passed away in December after a long battle with cancer.

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From left, former student Xiao-Ming Xu, Ph.D., Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary Bartlett Bunge, Who Made Major Contributions to The Miami Project, Retires

In 1989, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., and her late husband, Richard P. Bunge, M.D., two of the world’s most respected researchers in the field of neurobiology, moved their laboratory from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine to the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The occasion for the move was Richard becoming the scientific director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

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From left, Bonnie Levin, Ph.D., Dedi Mieri, Ph.D., Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., Gil Lewitus, Ph.D., and Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., at the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Cannabinoid Research at the Technion in Haifa.

UM Team Studying Effects of Cannabinoids on Concussion Visits Experts in Israel

Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., research professor of neurological surgery and director of the concussion program at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, visited experts in Israel this month with some members of her multidisciplinary team leading a study on the effectiveness of cannabinoids in treating mild traumatic brain injury.

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Medical campus update: Hurricane Irma

The latest on Hurricane Irma and how it is affecting the medical campus.

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