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Sylvester Researcher Addresses Hispanic Cancer Care Disparities during Panel Discussion with Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Patricia Moreno, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and lead of evidence-based survivorship support care at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, recently participated in a panel discussion with First Lady Jill Biden in San Antonio, Texas on cancer prevention and treatment among Hispanics/Latinos.

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Sylvester Researcher Addresses Hispanic Cancer Care Disparities during Panel Discussion with Dr. Jill Biden

Dr. Patricia Moreno, assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and lead of evidence-based survivorship support care at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, recently participated in a panel discussion with First Lady Jill Biden in San Antonio, Texas on cancer prevention and treatment among Hispanics/Latinos.

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Researcher Invited to U.S. Capitol to Discuss National Impact of Substance Use, Addiction

Dr. Guillermo "Willy" Prado, who is a former Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health and current secondary professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, participated in a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C. on substance use and addiction.

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Researcher Invited to U.S. Capitol to Discuss National Impact of Substance Use, Addiction

Dr. Guillermo "Willy" Prado, who is a former Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health and current secondary professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, participated in a roundtable discussion in Washington, D.C. on substance use and addiction.

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Healthier Together: A Group-Based Approach to Weight Management and Lifestyle Change

Healthier Together: A Group-Based Approach to Weight Management and Lifestyle Change, created by two second-year M.D./M.P.H. students in the NextGenMD program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently graduated its first cohort of participants.

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Healthier Together: A Group-Based Approach to Weight Management and Lifestyle Change

Healthier Together: A Group-Based Approach to Weight Management and Lifestyle Change, created by two second-year M.D./M.P.H. students in the NextGenMD program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, recently graduated its first cohort of participants.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care-Associated Infections in Intensive Care Units in Low and Middle-Income Countries: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Findings

Dr. Victor Rosenthal, a research associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, recently co-authored the findings of a study conducted by the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) on the impact of COVID-19 on health-care associated infections in intensive care units in low- and middle-income countries.

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The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care-Associated Infections in Intensive Care Units in Low and Middle-Income Countries: International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) Findings

Dr. Victor Rosenthal, a research associate professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences, recently co-authored the findings of a study conducted by the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) on the impact of COVID-19 on health-care associated infections in intensive care units in low- and middle-income countries.

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Advances in Estimating Mortality Associated with Tropical Cyclones in the US

Tropical cyclones have a devastating effect on society, but a comprehensive assessment of their association with cause-specific mortality over multiple years of study has been lacking. In order to better understand mortality associated with cyclones in the United States, JAMA researchers have published an editorial looking at how six underlying causes of death: cancers, cardiovascular diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases, injuries, neuropsychiatric conditions, and respiratory diseases, have affected populations up to six months after a cyclone.

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Advances in Estimating Mortality Associated with Tropical Cyclones in the US

Tropical cyclones have a devastating effect on society, but a comprehensive assessment of their association with cause-specific mortality over multiple years of study has been lacking. In order to better understand mortality associated with cyclones in the United States, JAMA researchers have published an editorial looking at how six underlying causes of death: cancers, cardiovascular diseases, infectious and parasitic diseases, injuries, neuropsychiatric conditions, and respiratory diseases, have affected populations up to six months after a cyclone.

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Miller School Investigators Compare Recovery from Open versus Robotic Bladder Removal Surgery

In a multicenter study led by Miller School investigators, patients undergoing bladder removal surgery will need from three to six months to recover from either robot-assisted radical cystectomy or the traditional open approach. Dr. Isildinha Reis, research professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences, served as co-author of the study.

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Miller School Investigators Compare Recovery from Open versus Robotic Bladder Removal Surgery

In a multicenter study led by Miller School investigators, patients undergoing bladder removal surgery will need from three to six months to recover from either robot-assisted radical cystectomy or the traditional open approach. Dr. Isildinha Reis, research professor in the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences, served as co-author of the study.

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Public Health Researchers Work to Build a Global Response to Outbreaks

Dr. Jose Szapocznik, professor and chair emeritus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Jorge Saavedra, executive director of the AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami, are working to develop a global treaty to prevent pandemics and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.

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Public Health Researchers Work to Build a Global Response to Outbreaks

Dr. Jose Szapocznik, professor and chair emeritus at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences, and Dr. Jorge Saavedra, executive director of the AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami, are working to develop a global treaty to prevent pandemics and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.

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New Grant Will Support Research to Examine Cancer Risks Among Wildland Firefighters

FEMA has awarded $1.5 million to support research to examine cancer risks among wildland firefighters. The goals of the research study are to evaluate wildland firefighters’ routine exposure to carcinogens and measure biomarkers indicating chronic carcinogenic effects.

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New Grant Will Support Research to Examine Cancer Risks Among Wildland Firefighters

FEMA has awarded $1.5 million to support research to examine cancer risks among wildland firefighters. The goals of the research study are to evaluate wildland firefighters’ routine exposure to carcinogens and measure biomarkers indicating chronic carcinogenic effects.

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University health economist heads new commission to examine inequities in global cancer care

Dr. Felicia Knaul, professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, will lead the new Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems. The commission is focused on improving access to cancer care and to novel treatments for the disease worldwide.

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University health economist heads new commission to examine inequities in global cancer care

Dr. Felicia Knaul, professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences and director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, will lead the new Lancet Commission on Cancer and Health Systems. The commission is focused on improving access to cancer care and to novel treatments for the disease worldwide.

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Wastewater provides early detection of COVID-19

University of Miami researchers have developed a novel strategy to help predict COVID-19 outbreaks up to four days before a person tests positive for the disease by sampling wastewater flowing from campus buildings.

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Wastewater provides early detection of COVID-19

University of Miami researchers have developed a novel strategy to help predict COVID-19 outbreaks up to four days before a person tests positive for the disease by sampling wastewater flowing from campus buildings.

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Miller School Comprehensive Diabetes Center Concludes Clinical Drug Trials

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine participated in the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes (GRADE) — A Comparative Effectiveness multi-center clinical trial, marking the end of a 10-year effort aimed at finding the most effective medications for treating Type 2 diabetes.

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Miller School Comprehensive Diabetes Center Concludes Clinical Drug Trials

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine participated in the Glycemia Reduction Approaches in Diabetes (GRADE) — A Comparative Effectiveness multi-center clinical trial, marking the end of a 10-year effort aimed at finding the most effective medications for treating Type 2 diabetes.
NIH Chooses Miller School to Head Project for Its Safe Return to In-person School Initiative

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NIH Chooses Miller School to Head Project for Its Safe Return to In-person School Initiative

The Miller School’s project, titled, “Maximizing Child Health and Learning Potential: How to Promote a School Culture of Safety in the Era of COVID-19,” partners with the Miami-Dade County School District to develop and test feasibility of a national urban school COVID-19 testing protocol and health education and vaccine confidence initiative.

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NIH Chooses Miller School to Head Project for Its Safe Return to In-person School Initiative

The Miller School’s project, titled, “Maximizing Child Health and Learning Potential: How to Promote a School Culture of Safety in the Era of COVID-19,” partners with the Miami-Dade County School District to develop and test feasibility of a national urban school COVID-19 testing protocol and health education and vaccine confidence initiative.

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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 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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"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 chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences



DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS

Pandemic Anxiety Hero

Mental Health Experts Offer Insights on How to Overcome Anxiety

As the longevity and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic has affected work, education, travel, and all facets of society and fueled anxiety for many, some of the University’s top mental health experts are providing tips for curbing those anxious feelings.

New Meta

New Meta-Analysis Sheds Light on the Effects of Pediatric Obesity Interventions Among Hispanic Youth in the U.S.

A new meta-analysis-- co-first-authored by Dr. Sara St. George and Marissa Kobayashi-- studies the effects of pediatric obesity interventions on weight and lifestyle behaviors of Hispanic youth in the United States. Published on February 1st in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, the meta-analysis sheds light on the need for more impactful and effective interventions as a means of spreading positive health outcomes across the population.

Alexa Eckembrecher

Eckembrecher family continues tradition in public health

Alexa Eckembrecher is currently pursuing a career in health and public policy and is the youngest sibling in her family to enroll in graduate studies in public health at the University of Miami. She joins her two sisters, Daphne and Francelia, who graduated from the M.P.H. program in the Department of Public Health Sciences in 2019.

Christopher Fitzmaurice

Employee pushes limits, commits to DCC mission

Christopher Fitzmaurice, current M.S. in Prevention Science and Community Health candidate and exercise physiologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, shares goal-shattering tips that have helped him fundraise for the Dolphins Challenge Cancer.

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