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Join us as we challenge the systemic and structural barriers that support racism and social injustice.

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Statement of Commitment

Join us as we challenge the systemic and structural barriers that support racism and social injustice.
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Experts Develop New Tool to Help Contain COVID-19 in Latin America

The tool presents a daily portrait on the extent of social distancing measures adopted by state governments in Latin America, such as Mexico and Brazil, 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 Latin America

The tool presents a daily portrait on the extent of social distancing measures adopted by state governments in Latin America, such as Mexico and Brazil, in accordance with international recommendations, the timeliness of their adoption, and the population’s response in terms of reduced mobility.
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Why Brazil is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic

Latin America has 51 percent of daily global deaths due to COVID-19, even though it holds only 9 percent of the population. Brazil has 22 percent of global deaths (53,895 deaths), second to the United States.

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Why Brazil is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic

Latin America has 51 percent of daily global deaths due to COVID-19, even though it holds only 9 percent of the population. Brazil has 22 percent of global deaths (53,895 deaths), second to the United States.
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Miller School’s NIH Research Funding Sets Record

Out of 45 public health departments within medical schools nationwide, the Department of Public Health Sciences 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’s NIH Research Funding Sets Record

Out of 45 public health departments within medical schools nationwide, the Department of Public Health Sciences 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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Orthopaedic Trauma Units Across the Globe Greatly Impacted by COVID-19, Study Finds

The study, published in the journal International Orthopaedics, includes the largest data set characterizing global COVID-19 situations and responses of orthopaedic trauma practices from around the world.

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Orthopaedic Trauma Units Across the Globe Greatly Impacted by COVID-19, Study Finds

The study, published in the journal International Orthopaedics, includes the largest data set characterizing global COVID-19 situations and responses of orthopaedic trauma practices from around the world.
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Experts Discuss a Potential Global Public Health Convention in University of Miami-Led Advisory Meeting

The convention would identify the principles on which to build a process and mechanism for increasing global health security against the spread of infectious diseases, as well as to improve infectious disease pandemic preparedness and rapid response.

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Experts Discuss a Potential Global Public Health Convention in University of Miami-Led Advisory Meeting

The convention would identify the principles on which to build a process and mechanism for increasing global health security against the spread of infectious diseases, as well as to improve infectious disease pandemic preparedness and rapid response.
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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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"As public health professionals, we have not and will not tolerate the overt, as well as structural racism that perpetuates the inequities in health and in all related determinants of health, such as education, housing, and employment. We will not stay silent. We call on students, faculty, and staff of the Miller School of Medicine to join us to systematically challenge the structures that support racism and discrimination in our school and in our communities by engaging in focused dialogue and advocacy that will lead to meaningful change in policy and everyday practice." – Dr. David J. Lee, professor and acting chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences

NIH-Funding At a Glance:


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The Miller School of Medicine is the No. 1 most NIH-funded institution in Florida.

National Institutes of Health research grants are vital for advancing research that leads to a greater understanding of a wide variety of diseases and public health issues.


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The Department of Public Health Sciences is the 4th most NIH-funded department out of 26 within the Miller School of Medicine.

The department was No. 8 in the 2018 federal fiscal year, rising to No. 4 in 2019. 


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The department is also No. 13 out of 45 public health departments within medical schools nationwide.

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research shows that the department more than doubled in NIH-funding in one year.


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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS & EVENTS

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Dr. David J. Lee, Miller School of Medicine Faculty Member Since 1990, Named Acting Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences

Dr. Lee, who is also chair of Graduate Programs at the Miller School of Medicine, has been a faculty member of the department since 1990.

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IDEA Syringe Program Wins 2020 Sapphire Award

The statewide award, presented by the Florida Blue Foundation, honors leadership and innovation by individuals, programs, and nonprofit organizations in improving hunger/food insecurity, opioids/substance abuse, or poverty in Florida communities. 

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Dr. Adam W. Carrico Appointed as Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health

Dr. Carrico is well-positioned to ensure the continued growth of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health to advance the understanding of the bio-behavioral, social, and cultural determinants of health to guide efforts to develop, test, and implement effective health programs.

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Orthopaedic Trauma Units Across the Globe Greatly Impacted by COVID-19, Study Finds

The study, published in the journal International Orthopaedics, includes the largest data set characterizing global COVID-19 situations and responses of orthopaedic trauma practices from around the world.

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