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Florida’s first case of dengue fever in 2018 confirmed

Vector-borne specialist John Beier tells us what we should know about the illness.

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Florida’s first case of dengue fever in 2018 confirmed

Vector-borne specialist John Beier tells us what we should know about the illness.
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Five Qs: The hidden—and deadliest—risk of fighting California’s wildfires

Erin Kobetz, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative, discusses the risk of cancer for firefighters.

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Five Qs: The hidden—and deadliest—risk of fighting California’s wildfires

Erin Kobetz, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative, discusses the risk of cancer for firefighters.
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Global health at the crossroads

To address disparities between the health and well-being of diverse populations in various regions of the world, the University of Miami will implement a new course called "Introduction to Global Health: Effective Responses to Hemispheric Challenges." The course will be taught by UM President Julio Frenk, a public health expert, First Lady Felicia Knaul, director of the UM Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and renowned health economist, and co-taught by Natalia Rodriguez, a UM research assistant professor of anthropology.

FEATURED NEWS:

Global health at the crossroads

To address disparities between the health and well-being of diverse populations in various regions of the world, the University of Miami will implement a new course called "Introduction to Global Health: Effective Responses to Hemispheric Challenges." The course will be taught by UM President Julio Frenk, a public health expert, First Lady Felicia Knaul, director of the UM Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and renowned health economist, and co-taught by Natalia Rodriguez, a UM research assistant professor of anthropology.
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New U-LINK awards focus on climate change risks

Three of U-Link's inaugural grant recipients advance to the next round of funding with proposals related to climate change risks, one of Florida's biggest challenges. Proposal topics range from the human health effects of toxins and pathogens in South Florida, improving hurricane communication for vulnerable populations, and enhancing green infrastructure to enhance coastal resilience.

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New U-LINK awards focus on climate change risks

Three of U-Link's inaugural grant recipients advance to the next round of funding with proposals related to climate change risks, one of Florida's biggest challenges. Proposal topics range from the human health effects of toxins and pathogens in South Florida, improving hurricane communication for vulnerable populations, and enhancing green infrastructure to enhance coastal resilience.
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Opioid Crisis: Miami Police To Place Addicts in Rehab, Not Jail

The University of Miami, along with Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, South Florida Behavioral Health Network, and others, will be partnering with law enforcement officials to set up an outpatient treatment service for individuals found with small quantities of opioids. The year-long initiative is going to be funded by grants from the Justice Department worth $1.6 million.

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Opioid Crisis: Miami Police To Place Addicts in Rehab, Not Jail

The University of Miami, along with Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, South Florida Behavioral Health Network, and others, will be partnering with law enforcement officials to set up an outpatient treatment service for individuals found with small quantities of opioids. The year-long initiative is going to be funded by grants from the Justice Department worth $1.6 million.
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Hurricane Maria stirred up dangerous pollutants on this Puerto Rico waterfront

Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., an associate professor of environmental health, found that levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in Guanica Bay increased after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico.

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Hurricane Maria stirred up dangerous pollutants on this Puerto Rico waterfront

Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., an associate professor of environmental health, found that levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in Guanica Bay increased after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico.
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS & EVENTS

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Poster Symposium Highlights Work of Medical Students and Residents

The work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium, held February 7 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach. The students who presented at the symposium are part of the four-year M.D./M.P.H. program offered at the Miller School’s regional medical campus, and the residents represented the internal medicine residency training program at JFK Medical Center in Atlantis. 

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A dark day for universal health coverage

On Dec. 14, 2018, universal health care programs in both the United States and Mexico were dealt significant blows to their future and impact.

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CAN Community Health Partners with the IDEA Exchange

CAN Community Health – a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the treatment, care and continual wellness of people living with HIV, hepatitis C, STDs and other diseases – made a recent donation to the IDEA Exchange that will help meet the deeply complex needs of a vulnerable population.

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New U-LINK awards support innovative ideas for tough problems

Teams of scholars will use U-LINK grants to examine ways to reduce opportunity gaps and biases in multiple realms and improve brain injury treatments and coastal protections.

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