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UM Public Health Experts Weigh in on Hurricane Dorian's Impact on The Bahamas

After Hurricane Dorian – the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in The Bahamas in early September – public health leaders, students, faculty and staff from the Miller School's Department of Public Health Sciences held a brainstorming session to discuss the deteriorating situation, potential relief efforts, and gather ideas on the various impacts of the storm. Among other needs, they discussed medical, displacement, environmental, mass migration and mental health needs.

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UM Public Health Experts Weigh in on Hurricane Dorian's Impact on The Bahamas

After Hurricane Dorian – the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in The Bahamas in early September – public health leaders, students, faculty and staff from the Miller School's Department of Public Health Sciences held a brainstorming session to discuss the deteriorating situation, potential relief efforts, and gather ideas on the various impacts of the storm. Among other needs, they discussed medical, displacement, environmental, mass migration and mental health needs.
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Office-Based Addiction Program Treating Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Clinics at UHealth

In 2017, there were 3,245 reported overdose deaths involving opioids in Florida, which led the state to declare opioid abuse as a public health emergency. The Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences has been committed to becoming a part of the solution in addressing the opioid epidemic. When Viviana Horigian, M.D., M.H.A., associate professor of public health, heard of Primary Care Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Trial, a research study led by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, she applied for and received the grant that makes UHealth one of the six health systems in the United States to house the program.

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Office-Based Addiction Program Treating Opioid Use Disorders in Primary Care Clinics at UHealth

In 2017, there were 3,245 reported overdose deaths involving opioids in Florida, which led the state to declare opioid abuse as a public health emergency. The Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences has been committed to becoming a part of the solution in addressing the opioid epidemic. When Viviana Horigian, M.D., M.H.A., associate professor of public health, heard of Primary Care Opioid Use Disorder Treatment Trial, a research study led by the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network, she applied for and received the grant that makes UHealth one of the six health systems in the United States to house the program.
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‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

The New York Times: New research shows that the extreme weather and fires of recent years may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand. Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, said that climate change intensifies chemicals that are spread into the air, water, and ground, which ultimately exposes people to an array of physical ailments.

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‘Toxic Stew’ Stirred Up by Disasters Poses Long-Term Danger, New Findings Show

The New York Times: New research shows that the extreme weather and fires of recent years may be making Americans sick in ways researchers are only beginning to understand. Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, said that climate change intensifies chemicals that are spread into the air, water, and ground, which ultimately exposes people to an array of physical ailments.
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First graduate program merging climate and health to launch

The Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are launching a Master of Science in Climate and Health (MSCH) program in Fall 2020. The two-year graduate program will train future generations of clinical and research professionals, research analysts, planners, decision-makers and leaders to address the intricate relationship between human health and climate, climate change and weather patterns and anomalies.  

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First graduate program merging climate and health to launch

The Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences and the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science are launching a Master of Science in Climate and Health (MSCH) program in Fall 2020. The two-year graduate program will train future generations of clinical and research professionals, research analysts, planners, decision-makers and leaders to address the intricate relationship between human health and climate, climate change and weather patterns and anomalies.  
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Department of Public Health Sciences Ranked Top 20 in NIH Research Grant Funding

According to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, DPHS ranks No. 19 in its field in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018.

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Department of Public Health Sciences Ranked Top 20 in NIH Research Grant Funding

According to data compiled by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, DPHS ranks No. 19 in its field in grant funding from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018.
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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS & EVENTS

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Miller School Student Named to Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ List for Program Addressing Health Disparities

InventUM: Forbes magazine recently named Annette Grotheer, an M.D./M.P.H. candidate at the Miller School of Medicine and Department of Public Health Sciences, to its "30 Under 30" list in the health care category. Forbes recognizes 30 of the most promising game-changers under the age of 30 in 20 different industries from thousands of nominations every year. Grotheer, who is committed to addressing health disparities and improving outcomes for African American men, founded The Shop Docs in 2016. The nonprofit, which began as her M.P.H. capstone project, brings health education and screenings to barbershops in African-American Neighborhoods.

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The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos Announces New Ancillary Eye Study

Investigators from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos, recently announced SOL Ojos – a new 9.7 million dollar National Eye Institute-funded ancillary project – that will assess the prevalence of chronic eye disease and its associations with risk factors across participants of diverse Hispanic/Latino backgrounds.

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Dr. Seth Schwartz to Study Stress Impact on Puerto Rican Hurricane Maria Survivors in Florida

Seth Schwartz, Ph.D., professor of public health at the Miller School of Medicine, will conduct a study funded by the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities that will investigate the effects of hurricane-related stress and trauma on Puerto Rican families and their adolescent children.

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Researchers Receive State Funding to Study Human Impact of Harmful Algal Blooms

InventUM: Researchers with the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in collaboration with UM’s Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, have been awarded state funds that support research efforts to improve the understanding of the potential long-term human-health impacts of harmful blue-green algal blooms (HABs). 

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