News : 2014 : April

Ralph Sacco, M.D., M.S., was one of four faculty members who spoke at the symposium.

Fit Friendly Symposium Discusses Healthy Work Environments

More than 50 corporate leaders joined UHealth and the American Heart Association at the 2014 Miami and Broward Fit Friendly Symposium, held at the UHealth Fitness and Wellness Center on April 22. The purpose of the panel event was to share health data and exchange tips for creating healthy work environments.

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SCI therapy research team, from left: Juan Pablo de Rivero Vaccari, Ph.D.; Robert W. Keane, Ph.D.; Helen M. Bramlett, Ph.D.; and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Discovery Scientists Receive NIH Funding for Spinal Cord Injury Therapy

A group of Miller School scientists has received a $1.6 million small business award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a unit of the National Institutes of Health, to support development and clinical trials of a novel anti-inflammatory antibody treatment for human spinal cord injury.

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Clinical neurotrauma research team members are, standing, from left, Varan Govind, Ph.D., research assistant professor; Maria Muniz, senior administrative assistant; Carlos Bidot, M.D., senior research associate; Rebecca Safon, R.N., B.S.N., C.R.C.C., research nurse specialist; Karla Gonzalez, M.A., C.R.C.C., clinical research coordinator; and Petra Caliste, Program Administrator of WalkSafe. Seated are Gillian Hotz, Ph.D., left, and Ross Bullock, M.D., Ph.D.

NIH Grant Funds Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Miller School scientists will join researchers from more than 20 other institutions in the International Traumatic Brain Injury Initiative, a five-year international research project on concussion and traumatic brain injury funded by an $18.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health.

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