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Experts Develop New Tool to Help Contain COVID-19 in Mexico

The tool presents a daily portrait on the extent of social distancing measures adopted by state governments in Mexico 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 Mexico

The tool presents a daily portrait on the extent of social distancing measures adopted by state governments in Mexico in accordance with international recommendations, the timeliness of their adoption, and the population’s response in terms of reduced mobility.
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Public Health Researchers Study Effects of COVID-19’s Social Restrictions on Loneliness and Mental Health

The study is one of 24 University of Miami COVID-19 related projects that received rapid response grants for areas of research that will provide information about the effects of the pandemic.

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Public Health Researchers Study Effects of COVID-19’s Social Restrictions on Loneliness and Mental Health

The study is one of 24 University of Miami COVID-19 related projects that received rapid response grants for areas of research that will provide information about the effects of the pandemic.
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New Tool Provides Insight into the Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

In the era of COVID-19, University of Miami experts are using a newly developed tool to further study this population by exploring the behavioral and psychosocial impacts of the pandemic.

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New Tool Provides Insight into the Psychosocial Impact of COVID-19 on Latino Gay and Bisexual Men

In the era of COVID-19, University of Miami experts are using a newly developed tool to further study this population by exploring the behavioral and psychosocial impacts of the pandemic.
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Methamphetamine Use and HIV Create Perfect Storm for COVID-19 Transmission

Experts have provided an overview of biological and behavioral risks and how methamphetamine use and HIV impact COVID-19 risk and fuel community-level transmission, as well as suggest the use of mobile devices to provide support to those with mental health and substance use disorders. 

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Methamphetamine Use and HIV Create Perfect Storm for COVID-19 Transmission

Experts have provided an overview of biological and behavioral risks and how methamphetamine use and HIV impact COVID-19 risk and fuel community-level transmission, as well as suggest the use of mobile devices to provide support to those with mental health and substance use disorders. 
May is Hard of Hearing Month

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Strategies to Help the Hard of Hearing during COVID-19 Precautions

Audiology and public health experts strongly recommend that communities take special measures to continue communicating and stay connected with people who are hard of hearing.

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Strategies to Help the Hard of Hearing during COVID-19 Precautions

Audiology and public health experts strongly recommend that communities take special measures to continue communicating and stay connected with people who are hard of hearing.
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Department of Public Health Sciences More Than Doubles in NIH Research Grant Funding

Out of 45 public health departments within medical schools nationwide, the department 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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Department of Public Health Sciences More Than Doubles in NIH Research Grant Funding

Out of 45 public health departments within medical schools nationwide, the department 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 of Medicine Magazine Publishes Special Issue on Response to COVID-19

The special report highlights the groundbreaking efforts of Miller School of Medicine researchers to control the spread of the virus from the perspectives of both basic science and public health.

U-TRACE Initiative to Address COVID-19 Public Health Crisis

The initiative brings together UM’s expertise in epidemiology, occupational health and safety, infectious diseases, nursing, informatics, environmental exposure assessment, and public health education. 

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Sylvester Researchers Collaborate with County to Provide Important COVID-19 Answers

SPARK-C is the first of its kind nationally and incredibly important for a successful public health response. The effort has been employing a test using a drop of blood from a fingertip to check for antibodies to the virus, which signals past or present infection.

Rideshare Drivers Report Acute Musculoskeletal Pain, Study Finds

Rideshare Drivers Report Acute Musculoskeletal Pain, Study Finds

Miller School of Medicine experts led a pilot study titled which investigated acute musculoskeletal pain among this population. The study was published in the May issue of the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

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