News : 2012 : July

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UHealth Expands in Plantation

As UHealth continues to build and expand its clinical practice, UHealth experts are now available at the newly opened UHealth Plantation. Located in central Broward County in the Crossroads Office Park, UHealth Plantation is just minutes from I-595 and University Drive, providing easy access to high-quality care and services in one central location.

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Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., congratulate Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., for receiving the Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award and her litany of other achievements.

Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., Honored for Renewal of 39-Year-Old Grant

Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., the Christine E. Lynn Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience and a Professor of Cell Biology and Neurological Surgery at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, and her colleagues recently learned that the Bunge-Wood-Monje Laboratory’s 39-year-old NIH grant to investigate Schwann cell biology and transplantation would be funded for another five years.

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The members of the team are, from left, Eugene Roberts, Ph.D., Ashley Beecham, M.S., Susan Blanton, Ph.D., Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., Liyong Wang, Ph.D., and Chuanhui Dong, Ph.D.

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., and Multidisciplinary Team Awarded $2.8 Million to Study Cardiovascular Risks

Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., and a multidisciplinary team of Miller School investigators have received a $2.8 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to search for genetic determinants of subclinical carotid disease, cardiac hypertrophy, and left atrial enlargement

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UM Surgeon Publishes Findings About Gastric Bypass Surgery and Adjustable Gastric Banding

Recent findings from the Department of Surgery at the Miller School were published in the April edition of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. The study led by Nestor de la Cruz-Muñoz, M.D., associate professor of surgery and chief of the Division of Laparoendoscopic and Bariatric Surgery, shows that bariatric surgery results in significant and dramatic weight loss and improved fasting plasma glucose and HbA1c levels (a marker for diabetes) as far as three years post surgery among ethnically diverse adults with diagnosed and undiagnosed type 2 diabetes and pre-diabetes.

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La primera cirugía bariátrica realizada en una adolescente

Amanda pesaba 300 libras antes de someterse a esta operación que le devolvió la salud y las ganas de vivir.

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