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UM Public Health Experts Weigh in on Hurricane Dorian's Impact on The Bahamas

After Hurricane Dorian – the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in The Bahamas in early September – public health leaders, students, faculty and staff from the Miller School's Department of Public Health Sciences held a brainstorming session to discuss the deteriorating situation, potential relief efforts, and gather ideas on the various impacts of the storm. Among other needs, they discussed medical, displacement, environmental, mass migration and mental health needs.

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UM Public Health Experts Weigh in on Hurricane Dorian's Impact on The Bahamas

After Hurricane Dorian – the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in The Bahamas in early September – public health leaders, students, faculty and staff from the Miller School's Department of Public Health Sciences held a brainstorming session to discuss the deteriorating situation, potential relief efforts, and gather ideas on the various impacts of the storm. Among other needs, they discussed medical, displacement, environmental, mass migration and mental health needs.
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Office-Based Addiction Program Treating Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Clinics at UHealth

In 2017, there were 3,245 reported overdose deaths involving opioids in Florida, which led the state to declare opioid abuse as a public health emergency. The Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences has been committed to becoming a part of the solution in addressing the opioid epidemic. When Viviana Horigian, M.D., M.H.A., associate professor of public health, heard of Primary Care Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Trial, a research study led by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, she applied for and received the grant that makes UHealth one of the six health systems in the United States to house the program.

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Office-Based Addiction Program Treating Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Clinics at UHealth

In 2017, there were 3,245 reported overdose deaths involving opioids in Florida, which led the state to declare opioid abuse as a public health emergency. The Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences has been committed to becoming a part of the solution in addressing the opioid epidemic. When Viviana Horigian, M.D., M.H.A., associate professor of public health, heard of Primary Care Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Trial, a research study led by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, she applied for and received the grant that makes UHealth one of the six health systems in the United States to house the program.
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‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

The New York Times: New research shows that the extreme weather and fires of recent years may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand. Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, said that climate change intensifies chemicals that are spread into the air, water, and ground, which ultimately exposes people to an array of physical ailments.

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‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

The New York Times: New research shows that the extreme weather and fires of recent years may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand. Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, said that climate change intensifies chemicals that are spread into the air, water, and ground, which ultimately exposes people to an array of physical ailments.
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First graduate program merging climate and health to launch

The Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are launching a Master of Science in Climate and Health (MSCH) program in Fall 2020. The two-year graduate program will train future generations of clinical and research professionals, research analysts, planners, decision-makers and leaders to address the intricate relationship between human health and climate, climate change and weather patterns and anomalies.  

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First graduate program merging climate and health to launch

The Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are launching a Master of Science in Climate and Health (MSCH) program in Fall 2020. The two-year graduate program will train future generations of clinical and research professionals, research analysts, planners, decision-makers and leaders to address the intricate relationship between human health and climate, climate change and weather patterns and anomalies.  
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Department of Public Health Sciences Ranked Top 20 in NIH Research Grant Funding

According to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, DPHS ranks No. 19 in its field in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018.

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Department of Public Health Sciences Ranked Top 20 in NIH Research Grant Funding

According to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, DPHS ranks No. 19 in its field in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018.
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Dr. Seth Schwartz to Study Stress Impact on Puerto Rican Hurricane Maria Survivors in Florida

Seth Schwartz, Ph.D., professor of public health at the Miller School of Medicine, will conduct a study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) that will investigate the effects of hurricane-related stress and trauma on Puerto Rican families and their adolescent children, such as alcohol misuse and mental health conditions, including anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress. Dr. Schwartz and his research team will also examine the effects of forced migration and of cultural-related stress on youth and their parents.

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Barbershop Interventions Improving Health Outcomes: Studies Support Community Involvement

The Nation's Health: The Shop Docs, an initiative founded by Annette Grotheer, a fourth-year M.D./M.P.H. candidate at the Miller School, has partnered with several barbershops in Miami-Dade County to conduct blood pressure screenings. The program also plans to begin education on safe sex and HIV prevention in the coming months, as well as glucose testing for diabetes.

Department of Public Health Sciences Welcomes New Graduate Students

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences recently hosted the Fall 2019 orientation at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center. New graduate students met their fellow classmates, faculty and staff, learned about the various opportunities available to them within the department and at the Miller School, and gathered for coffee and desserts at La Estancia Argentina.

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Immersion Program Takes M.D./M.P.H. Students into the Community

The M.D./M.P.H. joint degree program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine implemented a public health immersion program two years ago to enrich students’ education with hands-on experience.

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