News : 2012 : October

Dileep Yavagal, M.D., is conducting the first intra-arterial stroke stem cell trial in the U.S. at the Miller School.

Interventional Neurologist Dileep Yavagal, M.D., Tests Potential New Stem Cell Stroke Therapy

Dileep Yavagal, M.D., assistant professor of clinical neurology and neurosurgery and Director of Interventional Neurology, is conducting a phase 2 clinical trial of a revolutionary new treatment for ischemic stroke derived from a patient’s own bone marrow stem cells.

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Surrounding Miami Project President Marc Buoniconti, seated, are, from left, Barth A. Green, M.D., Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., Governor Rick Scott, UM President Donna E. Shalala, student David Goldstein, and state Senator Anitere Flores.

Governor Scott Celebrates State’s New Concussion Protections at Miami Project

Recognizing the contributions of UM’s concussion experts and a high school soccer player lucky enough to be one of their patients, Governor Rick Scott visited The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis last week to officially sign into law a bill designed to safeguard Florida’s youth athletes from the potentially devastating consequences of brain injuries suffered on the playing field.

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Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., far right, poses with the WalkSafe team, front, Petra Caliste, program administrator; front row, from left, Taijha Harden, WalkSafe coordinator; Lauren Baker, student volunteer; Carolina Gutierrez, assistant director; Carolina Rios, communications coordinator; Jackie Smith, program volunteer; and William Ward, student volunteer; back row, from left, Ashlee Quintero, sports concussion coordinator; Flo Rida; Katie Swidarski, WalkSafe coordinator; Katie McInvale, program volunteer; and Jonathan Hooshmand, research assistant.

UM WalkSafe Promotes Health and Safety on International Walk to School Day

In UM WalkSafe’s 11th year of decreasing pedestrian injuries, increasing physical activity and improving the environments around schools, program faculty and staff joined more than 500 students, parents, teachers and community leaders on October 3 to promote safety and wellness at Miami Park Elementary School on International Walk to School Day.

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