News : 2011 : December

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

Rising NIH Ranking Reflects the Miller School’s Growing Research Prowess

Enhancing the University’s growing reputation as a research institution, the Miller School of Medicine climbed two spots to No. 39 in the amount of highly coveted research funding awarded by the National Institutes of Health during the 2010-11 federal fiscal year.

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(From left) Roberto C. Heros, M.D., Barth A. Green, M.D., Jonathan R. Jagid, M.D., Steven Falcone, M.D., M.B.A., Jorge J. Guerra, M.D., and M. Ross Bullock, M.D., Ph.D.

Jonathan Jagid, M.D., Receives University of Miami Medical Group Faculty Heroes Recognition Award

Jonathan R. Jagid, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, has been honored with the UMMG Faculty Hero Award for his exemplary patient care and commitment to the surgical treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease, brain injury and those who can benefit from specialized radiosurgery for brain and spinal tumors.

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Kevin Park, Ph.D.

Miller School/The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Researcher Co-Authors Nature Study

Kevin Park, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery at the Miller School’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and colleagues published a manuscript in the prestigious journal Nature that demonstrates that the deletion of two genes promotes continued and significant axon regeneration following injury.

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Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery and Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at University of Miami Hospital.

Komotar a Devoted Doctor

Re Fred Tasker’s Nov. 22 story New brain vaccine aims to turn fatal disease into chronic: I had just learned that a friend was diagnosed with the very type of brain tumor highlighted in the article. I took a shot in the dark and called the number listed in The Miami Herald.

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