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Miller School’s NIH Research Funding Sets Record

Out of 45 public health departments within medical schools nationwide, the Department of Public Health Sciences was No. 13 in the 2019 federal fiscal year, receiving $11.8 million in NIH-funding. The department is the fourth highest NIH-funded department within the Miller School of Medicine and No. 20 out of 67 schools of public health in the nation. 

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Miller School’s NIH Research Funding Sets Record

Out of 45 public health departments within medical schools nationwide, the Department of Public Health Sciences was No. 13 in the 2019 federal fiscal year, receiving $11.8 million in NIH-funding. The department is the fourth highest NIH-funded department within the Miller School of Medicine and No. 20 out of 67 schools of public health in the nation. 
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Inequities, instability exacerbate COVID-19 in Peru, Argentina

Two former health ministers from Peru and Argentina detailed the socioeconomic and political contexts that have led to the pandemic’s disastrous impact on their respective countries—among the worst affected in Latin America—in a webinar hosted by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas. Dr. Felicia Knaul, director of the institute and faculty at the Department of Public Health Sciences, moderated the discussion.

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Inequities, instability exacerbate COVID-19 in Peru, Argentina

Two former health ministers from Peru and Argentina detailed the socioeconomic and political contexts that have led to the pandemic’s disastrous impact on their respective countries—among the worst affected in Latin America—in a webinar hosted by the University of Miami Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas. Dr. Felicia Knaul, director of the institute and faculty at the Department of Public Health Sciences, moderated the discussion.
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UM Begins Second COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

Physician-researchers with the Miller School of Medicine have begun a new Phase 3 clinical trial to test another investigational vaccine for COVID-19. Part of a large-scale international trial in partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the clinical trial to test the Janssen vaccine is the Miller School’s second in human study of its kind.

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UM Begins Second COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trial

Physician-researchers with the Miller School of Medicine have begun a new Phase 3 clinical trial to test another investigational vaccine for COVID-19. Part of a large-scale international trial in partnership with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, the clinical trial to test the Janssen vaccine is the Miller School’s second in human study of its kind.
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Association of American Medical College: Celebrating 10 Hispanic Pioneers in Medicine

Julio Frenk, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., president of the University of Miami and faculty in the Department of Public Health Sciences, was one of the 10 Hispanic pioneers in medicine recognized by the Association of American Medical College. The inspiring leaders have launched advances in medicine and research that led to Nobel Prizes, life-changing cures, and better care for millions of people.

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Association of American Medical College: Celebrating 10 Hispanic Pioneers in Medicine

Julio Frenk, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., president of the University of Miami and faculty in the Department of Public Health Sciences, was one of the 10 Hispanic pioneers in medicine recognized by the Association of American Medical College. The inspiring leaders have launched advances in medicine and research that led to Nobel Prizes, life-changing cures, and better care for millions of people.
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Physician Specialty Influences Clinical Trial Participation, Study Finds

In a recently published Clinical Trials study, Jared Silberlust, a 4th-year M.D./M.P.H. candidate at the Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with other experts at the Miller School, found that patients seen at specialty care clinics at a large academic center were significantly more likely to consent to be contacted for research than patients seen at primary care departments.

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Physician Specialty Influences Clinical Trial Participation, Study Finds

In a recently published Clinical Trials study, Jared Silberlust, a 4th-year M.D./M.P.H. candidate at the Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with other experts at the Miller School, found that patients seen at specialty care clinics at a large academic center were significantly more likely to consent to be contacted for research than patients seen at primary care departments.

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Climate-Driven Atlantic Hurricanes and COVID-19 Transmission: Mitigating between the Concurrent Threats

A multi-disciplinary group of experts have provided critical information on the intersection of climate-driven Atlantic hurricanes and COVID-19 transmission – highlighting the complexities and potential solutions to addressing these two threats.

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Climate-Driven Atlantic Hurricanes and COVID-19 Transmission: Mitigating between the Concurrent Threats

A multi-disciplinary group of experts have provided critical information on the intersection of climate-driven Atlantic hurricanes and COVID-19 transmission – highlighting the complexities and potential solutions to addressing these two threats.

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UM Researchers Receive $2.27 Million Grant to Study Neighborhood Greenness and Cardiometabolic Health among Hispanics

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Department of Public Health Sciences' Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., research associate professor, and José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus, a $2.27 million grant that will support a three-year, multi-disciplinary study on neighborhood greenness and metabolic syndrome among Hispanics.

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UM Researchers Receive $2.27 Million Grant to Study Neighborhood Greenness and Cardiometabolic Health among Hispanics

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Department of Public Health Sciences' Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., research associate professor, and José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus, a $2.27 million grant that will support a three-year, multi-disciplinary study on neighborhood greenness and metabolic syndrome among Hispanics.
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Experts Develop New Tool to Help Contain COVID-19 in Latin America

The tool presents a daily portrait on the extent of social distancing measures adopted by state governments in Latin America, such as Mexico and Brazil, in accordance with international recommendations, the timeliness of their adoption, and the population’s response in terms of reduced mobility.

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Experts Develop New Tool to Help Contain COVID-19 in Latin America

The tool presents a daily portrait on the extent of social distancing measures adopted by state governments in Latin America, such as Mexico and Brazil, in accordance with international recommendations, the timeliness of their adoption, and the population’s response in terms of reduced mobility.
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"As public health professionals, we have not and will not tolerate the overt, as well as structural racism that perpetuates the inequities in health and in all related determinants of health, such as education, housing, and employment. We will not stay silent. We call on students, faculty, and staff of the Miller School of Medicine to join us to systematically challenge the structures that support racism and discrimination in our school and in our communities by engaging in focused dialogue and advocacy that will lead to meaningful change in policy and everyday practice." – Dr. David J. Lee, professor and acting chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences

UM PUBLIC HEALTH TOTAL AWARDED GRANT FUNDING FROM JUNE 2019 TO PRESENT

NIH-Funding At a Glance:


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The Miller School of Medicine is the No. 1 most NIH-funded institution in Florida.

National Institutes of Health research grants are vital for advancing research that leads to a greater understanding of a wide variety of diseases and public health issues.


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The Department of Public Health Sciences is the 4th most NIH-funded department out of 28 within the Miller School of Medicine.

The department was No. 8 in the 2018 federal fiscal year, rising to No. 4 in 2019.


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The department is also No. 13 out of 45 public health departments within medical schools nationwide.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research shows that the department more than doubled in NIH-funding in one year.


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS & EVENTS

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Knaul elected into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

Felicia Knaul, Ph.D., director of the University of Miami's Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and faculty in the Department of Public Health Sciences, is among 77 new fellows honored for their impact on health sciences. Dr. Knaul has held senior government posts in Mexico and Colombia and worked for bilateral and multilateral agencies including the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and UNICEF. In 2017, she was inducted into the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico along with University of Miami President Julio Frenk.

Florida Node Alliance Renewed for an Additional Five Years

The Florida Node Alliance, one of the longest and highest-funded programs housed at and managed by the Miller School of Medicine, is a 20-year, $73.7 funded node of the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network framework.

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WSVN 7News: County launches investigation after 7News documents black smoke billowing from Miami funeral home’s crematory

In an interview with WSVN 7News, Dr. Naresh Kumar, associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, said that the concentrations were alarmingly high. Watch the full interview here.

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Miller School Public Health Researchers Study COVID-19 Antibodies in First Responders

The international peer-reviewed journal Occupational and Environmental Medicine has released a report by a team from the Miller School of Medicine on the prevalence of COVID-19 antibodies in a group of South Florida firefighters/paramedics. 

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