News : 2015 : August

Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D.

Dr. Omaida C. Velazquez Named Chair of Department of Surgery

Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., professor of surgery, radiology, and biochemistry and molecular biology, and David Kimmelman Endowed Chair in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, has been named Chair of the DeWitt Daughtry Family Department of Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, after a thorough search that reviewed the most talented leaders in the surgical field in the U.S.

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From left, Thomas J. LeBlanc, Ph.D., Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Dushyantha T. Jayaweera, M.D.

Full Accreditation of Human Research Protection Program is Cause for Celebration

An unexpected summer downpour may have driven the festivities indoors, but nothing could dampen spirits last week when researchers and administrators gathered to celebrate the good news that the University of Miami’s Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) had been awarded full accreditation by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs.

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Helen M. Bramlett, Ph.D., with W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D.

Drs. Helen M. Bramlett and W. Dalton Dietrich Receive $2 million NIH Research Grant

Helen M. Bramlett, Ph.D., professor of neurosurgery and psychology, and W. Dalton Dietrich, Ph.D., Scientific Director of the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Senior Associate Dean for Discovery Science, and professor of neurological surgery, neurology and cell biology, have been awarded a five-year $2 million grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

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