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

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Join us as we challenge the systemic and structural barriers that support racism and social injustice.
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UM to Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Testing Site for the COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network

Led by infectious diseases expert Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, M.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor of clinical medicine and alumna of the Master of Science in Public Health Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences, the initiative at the Miller School of Medicine is part of a large-scale study established by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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UM to Launch COVID-19 Vaccine Testing Site for the COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network

Led by infectious diseases expert Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, M.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor of clinical medicine and alumna of the Master of Science in Public Health Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences, the initiative at the Miller School of Medicine is part of a large-scale study established by the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

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Climate-Driven Atlantic Hurricanes and COVID-19 Transmission: Mitigating between the Concurrent Threats

A multi-disciplinary group of experts have provided critical information on the intersection of climate-driven Atlantic hurricanes and COVID-19 transmission – highlighting the complexities and potential solutions to addressing these two threats.

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Climate-Driven Atlantic Hurricanes and COVID-19 Transmission: Mitigating between the Concurrent Threats

A multi-disciplinary group of experts have provided critical information on the intersection of climate-driven Atlantic hurricanes and COVID-19 transmission – highlighting the complexities and potential solutions to addressing these two threats.

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Dr. Adam Carrico Awarded NIH Grant to Study Risk for COVID amid Meth Use and HIV

Adam Carrico, Ph.D., professor and director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how methamphetamine use and HIV could create an increased risk for infection with the novel coronavirus in sexual minority men.

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Dr. Adam Carrico Awarded NIH Grant to Study Risk for COVID amid Meth Use and HIV

Adam Carrico, Ph.D., professor and director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how methamphetamine use and HIV could create an increased risk for infection with the novel coronavirus in sexual minority men.

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UM Entomologist Shares Insight on South Florida’s West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever Cases

In Miami-Dade County, there have been nearly two dozen locally transmitted West Nile virus cases so far this year, including eight reported in July. Monroe County has reported 22 cases of dengue. 

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UM Entomologist Shares Insight on South Florida’s West Nile Virus and Dengue Fever Cases

In Miami-Dade County, there have been nearly two dozen locally transmitted West Nile virus cases so far this year, including eight reported in July. Monroe County has reported 22 cases of dengue. 

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UM Researchers Receive $2.27 Million Grant to Study Neighborhood Greenness and Cardiometabolic Health among Hispanics

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Department of Public Health Sciences' Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., research associate professor, and José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus, a $2.27 million grant that will support a three-year, multi-disciplinary study on neighborhood greenness and metabolic syndrome among Hispanics.

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UM Researchers Receive $2.27 Million Grant to Study Neighborhood Greenness and Cardiometabolic Health among Hispanics

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute has awarded Department of Public Health Sciences' Scott C. Brown, Ph.D., research associate professor, and José Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus, a $2.27 million grant that will support a three-year, multi-disciplinary study on neighborhood greenness and metabolic syndrome among Hispanics.
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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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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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"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 28 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

Vice President Pence Visits UM to Highlight Launch of Phase 3 COVID-19 Clinical Trial

Vice President Mike Pence visited the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine along with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to thank the University for its leadership in launching the first Phase 3 clinical trial of a COVID-19 vaccine. Susanne Doblecki-Lewis, M.D., M.S.P.H., associate professor of clinical medicine and alumna of the Master of Science in Public Health Program in the Department of Public Health Sciences, is leading UM’s participation in the clinical trial, part of the National Institutes of Health COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network. The trial will test a vaccine developed by scientists at the NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and collaborators at biotechnology company Moderna, Inc.

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M.D./M.P.H. Class of 2024 Begins Its Journey in First-Ever Virtual Orientation

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the M.D./M.P.H. Class of 2024 orientation was held virtually this year via Zoom, where leadership and faculty convened to welcome new students. There were more than 60 attendees in the orientation, including new students, leadership, faculty, and staff.

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Is Pot Heart Healthy? NIH Funds Novel Study

The UM School of Nursing and Health Studies is proud to announce a new four-year, $2.9 million NIH grant for Dr. Denise C. Vidot, assistant professor, to study the impact of various types of cannabis use on heart disease, the No. 1 cause of mortality in the U.S. Dr. Vidot, a secondary faculty in the Department of Public Health Sciences, obtained her Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the department's Graduate Programs in 2015.

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Student with Healthcare and Law Focus Interns Remotely at Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Emely Sanchez, a rising third-year UM law student who received her Master’s in Public Health in the Department of Public Health Sciences in 2018, is spending her summer interning at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with their Public Health Law Program and their Center for Global Health’s Health System and Human Resources team.

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HEALTH AND MEDICINE NEWS & EVENTS