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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.

FEATURED NEWS:

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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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. In an insightful commentary published in The Lancet by a trio of authors that includes University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Dr. Felicia Marie Knaul, director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas at UM, the authors point out that two universal health care programs are under siege in their respective countries, one they describe as a “mature democracy” and the other—Mexico—which “is a fairly young democracy without the institutional checks and balances that prevent arbitrary decisions.”

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CAN Community Health Partners with the IDEA Exchange

Making phone calls to secure a shelter bed, handing cold water to someone living on the street, taking an oral swab to test for HIV, escorting a newly diagnosed patient to Jackson Memorial Hospital – these are all part of a typical day for staff members at the University of Miami’s two-year-old IDEA Exchange, Florida’s first and only legislatively authorized syringe exchange.

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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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Construction Sites Are Excellent Breeding Grounds for Vector Mosquitoes, Researchers Find

If you don’t like mosquitoes, what are some places in Miami-Dade County you should avoid? Construction sites. 

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