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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.  

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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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. 

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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FEATURED NEWS:

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.  

FEATURED NEWS:

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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FEATURED NEWS:

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.

FEATURED NEWS:

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.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS & EVENTS

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Dr. Guillermo Prado Receives National Award for Research Excellence

Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., dean of the University of Miami Graduate School, Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences, and director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine, was recently honored by the National Hispanic Science Network with the National Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator. The prestigious award recognizes outstanding contributions to drug abuse research.

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UM Public Health Leader Emphasizes Importance of Prevention Strategies

Primary prevention strategies are crucial in addressing the nation’s persistent medical challenges, according to Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., dean of the University of Miami Graduate School, Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences, and director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine.

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Noted Sylvester Public Health Researcher to Chair NIOSH Study Section

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., MPH, a principal investigator in firefighter safety initiatives launched by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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Eminent endowed chairs awarded

John Quelch, dean of the Miami Business School, vice provost of executive education and professor of public health sciences, was awarded the Leonard M. Miller University Chair. Quelch was awarded in honor of the Miller and Fain families.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE NEWS & EVENTS