News : 2016 : September

Noam Alperin, Ph.D.

Ongoing Study Improves Predictions of Which Chiari Malformation Patients Will Benefit from Surgery

A research team led by Noam Alperin, Ph.D., professor of radiology and biomedical engineering, and Director of the Physiologic Imaging and Modeling Lab, has continued to refine the means of determining which patients with a neurological disorder known as Chiari Malformation Type I (CMI) will benefit from surgery.

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From left, Vance Lemmon, Ph.D., Kevin Park, Ph.D., and Sanjoy Bhattacharya, Ph.D.

Research Team Awarded $2 Million by NIH to Study Targets to Promote Axon Regeneration

A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine investigators has been awarded a three-year $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study biological treatments for blindness — specifically factors that affect neural regeneration in the retina. The Miller School team was one of only six nationwide to receive funding.

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Back row, from left, Cathy Rosenberg, Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., Macarena de la Fuente, M.D., Suzy Selby and Allan D. Levi, M.D. Front row, from left, Nancy and Stanley Engle.

Pledge Will Provide Advocate for Brain Tumor Patients

Spurred on by first-hand experience, Stanley and Nancy Engle recently made a generous commitment to help ease the difficulties facing brain tumor patients. The couple announced a $400,000 gift for a joint initiative of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine known as the UM Brain Tumor Initiative.

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