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UM Experts to Study the Impacts of COVID-19 on Medical Cannabis Users

Medicinal cannabis users – one of the many vulnerable populations that may be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 – have been advised to prepare for possible delays in health care delivery. Learn more about a new University of Miami-led study that is seeking to leverage epidemiology expertise and collect data on the patterns and trends of this vulnerable population amid the rapidly evolving status of COVID-19.

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UM Experts to Study the Impacts of COVID-19 on Medical Cannabis Users

Medicinal cannabis users – one of the many vulnerable populations that may be disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 – have been advised to prepare for possible delays in health care delivery. Learn more about a new University of Miami-led study that is seeking to leverage epidemiology expertise and collect data on the patterns and trends of this vulnerable population amid the rapidly evolving status of COVID-19.
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Department of Public Health Sciences More Than Doubles in NIH Research Grant Funding

The department received $11.8 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research grants in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019, raising it from No. 19 in FFY2018 ($5.4 million) to No. 13 in FFY2019 ($11.8 million) – according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. This represents a six-spot increase. The department is also the fourth-highest NIH-funded department within the Miller School of Medicine, as well as No. 20 in rankings compared to schools of public health, representing a seven-spot increase since 2018 (No. 27).

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Department of Public Health Sciences More Than Doubles in NIH Research Grant Funding

The department received $11.8 million in National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research grants in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2019, raising it from No. 19 in FFY2018 ($5.4 million) to No. 13 in FFY2019 ($11.8 million) – according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. This represents a six-spot increase. The department is also the fourth-highest NIH-funded department within the Miller School of Medicine, as well as No. 20 in rankings compared to schools of public health, representing a seven-spot increase since 2018 (No. 27).
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University experts tackle multiple questions surrounding the coronavirus

News@TheU: Dr. Jose Szapocznik, professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Jose Castro, professor of clinical medicine in the division of infectious disease at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine share insights on the coronavirus outbreak in a Q&A session.

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University experts tackle multiple questions surrounding the coronavirus

News@TheU: Dr. Jose Szapocznik, professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Jose Castro, professor of clinical medicine in the division of infectious disease at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine share insights on the coronavirus outbreak in a Q&A session.
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Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Updates from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization. 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information

Updates from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the World Health Organization. 

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Infectious Disease and Public Health Experts Weigh in on the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Dr. Gio Baracco, an infectious disease specialist at the Miami Veterans Affairs Health System and professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, provided insight on the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Dr. José Szapocznik, Ph.D., chair emeritus and professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences, also provided input during a Q&A session.

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Infectious Disease and Public Health Experts Weigh in on the Coronavirus Disease 2019

Dr. Gio Baracco, an infectious disease specialist at the Miami Veterans Affairs Health System and professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, provided insight on the current outbreak of the coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. Dr. José Szapocznik, Ph.D., chair emeritus and professor at the Department of Public Health Sciences, also provided input during a Q&A session.
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Global Public Health Protection Against the Spread of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Public Health Sciences and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami will be starting a collaboration to promote international coordination in the response to combat infectious disease outbreaks. Dr. Jorge Saavedra and Dr. Jose Szapocznik will be leading the efforts on behalf of the University of Miami.

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Global Public Health Protection Against the Spread of Infectious Diseases

The Department of Public Health Sciences and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami will be starting a collaboration to promote international coordination in the response to combat infectious disease outbreaks. Dr. Jorge Saavedra and Dr. Jose Szapocznik will be leading the efforts on behalf of the University of Miami.
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Dr. Hermes Florez Named Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences

Dr. Hermes Florez, MD, M.P.H, Ph.D., has been named Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Florez is a professor and director of the Division of Epidemiology and Population Health Sciences within the department. Dr. Florez also serves as the director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Miami Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. "I am appreciative that Dr. Florez has graciously accepted the opportunity to step up into the role of interim chair. It’s an especially exciting time for the department and the work we are doing in public health. I fully support Dr. Florez and his strategic vision for the department,” said Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean and chief academic officer at the Miller School of Medicine.

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University of Miami School of Education and Human Development Leads Panel on Tackling the Opioid Epidemic

The School of Education and Human Development invited five key stakeholders and leaders in the field to a panel discussion that addressed the implications for prevention and treatment in tackling the opioid epidemic.

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Study Examines 33-Year Data to Investigate Cancer Risk in over 100,000 Career Florida Firefighters

A new study published in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine examined cancer risk in over 100,000 career Florida firefighters, including approximately 5,000 females who were assessed from 1981 to 2014. Researchers from the NCI-designated Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Public Health Sciences, as well as the Florida Cancer Data System co-authored the study.

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Attractive Toxic Sugar Baits Found to be an Effective Mosquito Control Method in Mali, West Africa

In a study recently published in Malaria Journal, researchers found that attractive toxic sugar baits are an effective control method of the Anopheles mosquitoes in Mali, West Africa, where sustained malaria transmission occurs despite the use of other control methods. 

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