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2021 COVID-19 Impact Report

"I cannot say enough about the remarkable resiliency of our faculty, research staff, administration, students, and alumni who have become effective learners in the middle of a pandemic and have partnered seamlessly to deliver and participate in pioneering programs that have improved public health outcomes locally, nationally, and globally," said Dr. David J. Lee, chair and professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. "I invite you to peruse through our department COVID-19 Impact Report, which showcases the work conducted by our incredible group of public health leaders."

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2021 COVID-19 Impact Report

"I cannot say enough about the remarkable resiliency of our faculty, research staff, administration, students, and alumni who have become effective learners in the middle of a pandemic and have partnered seamlessly to deliver and participate in pioneering programs that have improved public health outcomes locally, nationally, and globally," said Dr. David J. Lee, chair and professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences. "I invite you to peruse through our department COVID-19 Impact Report, which showcases the work conducted by our incredible group of public health leaders."

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New Miller School-Led Lancet Study on Redefining the Future of Pandemics

Published in the prestigious Lancet Public Health journal, the study outlines 10 recommendations by an international group of thought leaders on how the world can better prevent and prepare for pandemics such as COVID-19 by adopting a robust global public health convention or treaty.

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New Miller School-Led Lancet Study on Redefining the Future of Pandemics

Published in the prestigious Lancet Public Health journal, the study outlines 10 recommendations by an international group of thought leaders on how the world can better prevent and prepare for pandemics such as COVID-19 by adopting a robust global public health convention or treaty.
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New Program to Train Next Generation of HIV Behavioral Scientists

Participants will be trained to be conscious of the structural impediments driving health disparities, engage with and elevate the voices of community stakeholders in research, and ultimately commit to a career focused on addressing HIV and mental health in Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ communities that are most impacted by HIV.

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New Program to Train Next Generation of HIV Behavioral Scientists

Participants will be trained to be conscious of the structural impediments driving health disparities, engage with and elevate the voices of community stakeholders in research, and ultimately commit to a career focused on addressing HIV and mental health in Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ communities that are most impacted by HIV.

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New Panel to Advocate for a Global Public Health Convention for the 21st Century

José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus of the Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences, formed the new global panel of public health leaders working to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent pandemics and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. 

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New Panel to Advocate for a Global Public Health Convention for the 21st Century

José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus of the Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences, formed the new global panel of public health leaders working to strengthen the world’s ability to prevent pandemics and respond to infectious disease outbreaks. 
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Department of Public Health Sciences Announces New Resiliency Scholarship

The purpose of the full-tuition scholarship—valued at $97,650—is to foster innovative thinking in public health research and practice, as well as support resilient M.P.H. and M.S.P.H. students in their efforts to address community or global public health issues through their graduate studies.

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Department of Public Health Sciences Announces New Resiliency Scholarship

The purpose of the full-tuition scholarship—valued at $97,650—is to foster innovative thinking in public health research and practice, as well as support resilient M.P.H. and M.S.P.H. students in their efforts to address community or global public health issues through their graduate studies.
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Study Shows Pfizer and Moderna are Effective in Preventing COVID-19 Among Health Care and Frontline Workers

These interim findings, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Series, reinforce the success of current COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and can reassure the public and these workers that they begin gaining protection after their first dose of the vaccines.

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Study Shows Pfizer and Moderna are Effective in Preventing COVID-19 Among Health Care and Frontline Workers

These interim findings, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Series, reinforce the success of current COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and can reassure the public and these workers that they begin gaining protection after their first dose of the vaccines.
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The Greener the Neighborhood, the Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias, UM Study Finds

The study—published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease—found that a greater presence of neighborhood greenness was associated with a lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease by 20 percent and non-Alzheimer's disease by 11 percent.

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The Greener the Neighborhood, the Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementias, UM Study Finds

The study—published online in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease—found that a greater presence of neighborhood greenness was associated with a lower prevalence of Alzheimer’s disease by 20 percent and non-Alzheimer's disease by 11 percent.
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Dr. Tyler Bartholomew Examines the Effects of the IDEA Exchange’s State-Mandated Distribution Model on Injection Risk

“The ultimate goal of our program is to provide clients low barrier access to enough new injection equipment so that they have a new, unused syringe every time they need one,” said Bartholomew, a Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health candidate. “This study continues to add to the existing literature that optimizing syringe coverage is important in reducing risk, and we should remove barriers, like one-for-one exchange policies, to ensure all clients have the ability to remain safe and healthy.” 

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Dr. Tyler Bartholomew Examines the Effects of the IDEA Exchange’s State-Mandated Distribution Model on Injection Risk

“The ultimate goal of our program is to provide clients low barrier access to enough new injection equipment so that they have a new, unused syringe every time they need one,” said Bartholomew, a Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health candidate. “This study continues to add to the existing literature that optimizing syringe coverage is important in reducing risk, and we should remove barriers, like one-for-one exchange policies, to ensure all clients have the ability to remain safe and healthy.” 

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Miller School Project to Use Health Data to Develop Strategies for Hard-Hit COVID-19 Communities

Racial minorities in South Florida—one of the many areas in the United States that has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—have been disproportionately affected by the effects of the pandemic. To help develop population-based strategies that can address these inequities, it is imperative to understand which community characteristics are associated with higher comorbidities, worse COVID-19 outcomes, and vaccine hesitancy.

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Miller School Project to Use Health Data to Develop Strategies for Hard-Hit COVID-19 Communities

Racial minorities in South Florida—one of the many areas in the United States that has been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic—have been disproportionately affected by the effects of the pandemic. To help develop population-based strategies that can address these inequities, it is imperative to understand which community characteristics are associated with higher comorbidities, worse COVID-19 outcomes, and vaccine hesitancy.

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Miami Herald, Dr. Viviana Horigian and Renae Schmidt: 'COVID-19 pandemic collided with loneliness and addiction epidemics. What now?'

Dr. Horigian and Ms. Schmidt noted that they are concerned, in particular, about the nation’s young adults, who have not been at the center of the spotlight, yet they represent generations that will carry the burden into the years to come. Recent studies have shed light to the mental-health consequences that these generations face.

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Miami Herald, Dr. Viviana Horigian and Renae Schmidt: 'COVID-19 pandemic collided with loneliness and addiction epidemics. What now?'

Dr. Horigian and Ms. Schmidt noted that they are concerned, in particular, about the nation’s young adults, who have not been at the center of the spotlight, yet they represent generations that will carry the burden into the years to come. Recent studies have shed light to the mental-health consequences that these generations face.
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Public Health’s Division of Biostatistics Announces New Scholarships for Master of Science Students

Beginning in the fall 2021 semester, the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences will provide partial scholarships to its graduate students. Students accepted and who choose to matriculate full time in the ten-month, 33-credit Master of Science (M.S.) in Biostatistics program will be granted an award, which will be valued at $7,500.

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Public Health’s Division of Biostatistics Announces New Scholarships for Master of Science Students

Beginning in the fall 2021 semester, the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences will provide partial scholarships to its graduate students. Students accepted and who choose to matriculate full time in the ten-month, 33-credit Master of Science (M.S.) in Biostatistics program will be granted an award, which will be valued at $7,500.

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Sylvester Experts to Study COVID-19 Health Outcome Disparities of Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors may have a higher risk for COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality due to compromised immune, heart, and lung functions. Epidemiology experts with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are focusing their research on addressing COVID-19-related issues in breast cancer survivorship and promoting vaccination.

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Sylvester Experts to Study COVID-19 Health Outcome Disparities of Breast Cancer Survivors

Cancer survivors may have a higher risk for COVID-19-related morbidity and mortality due to compromised immune, heart, and lung functions. Epidemiology experts with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are focusing their research on addressing COVID-19-related issues in breast cancer survivorship and promoting vaccination.
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"As public health professionals, we have not and will not tolerate the overt and 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

 

 

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Dr. David J. Lee Named Chair of the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences

“Dr. Lee brings 30 years of experience on the UM faculty as a public health leader in research, education, and vital service to our surrounding communities, and the world,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A. dean and chief academic officer of the Miller School of Medicine.

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Public Health’s Dr. Clyde McCoy Retiring, Honored for Pioneering Career

The University of Miami celebrates Clyde B. McCoy, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus of the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Public Health Sciences, who will be retiring after an impactful 47-year career with the University.

Speakers Advise Graduate Students to Embrace the Uncertainty

Graduate commencement ceremonies featured speakers who recognized the pandemic’s grip on the world and urged graduates to thrive during this period of volatility and encouraged them to be the leaders of tomorrow.

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Resilience, Persistence, and Achievement Highlighted at Miller School of Medicine Commencement

A number of speakers applauded the new graduates, urging them to embrace the challenges ahead and provide exceptional care to future patients.

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