News : 2014 : November

Coleen Atkins, Ph.D., and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Scientists Awarded $2 Million to Treat Cognitive Dysfunction After Brain Injury

W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis and Kinetic Concepts Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery, and Coleen Atkins, Ph.D., assistant professor of neurological surgery, have been awarded a $2 million, five-year grant by the National Institutes of Health to further develop a promising compound that could potentially help millions suffering from brain injury.

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Barth A. Green, M.D., left, receives congratulations from Robert M. Quencer, M.D.

Dr. Barth A. Green Commemorates 20 Years as Chair of Neurological Surgery

Surrounded by hundreds of colleagues, family and friends, Barth A. Green, M.D., celebrated 20 years as Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. With more than 39 years at the Miller School of Medicine, Jackson Memorial Hospital and Miami VA, Green has developed a world-class program renowned in the surgical management of complex spinal cord injuries and disorders.

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Michael Hoffer, M.D.

NFL Grant Awarded to Study Novel Diagnostic Device for Concussions

A $500,000 grant from the National Football League will enable the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and medical equipment manufacturer Neuro Kinetics Inc. to test the effectiveness of a diagnostic device prototype, the I-Portal® PAS goggle, for early and accurate detection of concussions.

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Clinton Wright, M.D., M.S.

Miller School Researchers Helping Lead National Study Evaluating New Alzheimer’s Drug

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is participating in a new, national Alzheimer’s disease clinical research study evaluating the potential benefits of an investigational medicine when taken by people with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s who are already being treated with donepezil (Aricept). Titled NOBLE, the trial is evaluating an investigational drug, T-817MA.

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