First Lady Cancer Visit

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First Lady Jill Biden Visits Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness

First lady Dr. Jill Biden traveled to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on Saturday to support the fight against breast cancer. She highlighted the importance of cancer screening, research, and survivorship programs.

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First Lady Jill Biden Visits Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center to Spread Breast Cancer Awareness

First lady Dr. Jill Biden traveled to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on Saturday to support the fight against breast cancer. She highlighted the importance of cancer screening, research, and survivorship programs.
Flood

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Storms like Hurricane Ian exact a toll on public health long after the skies clear

Grid spoke with Naresh Kumar, a professor of environmental health at the University of Miami, about how researchers are just beginning to get a handle on the full scope of public health problems that follow hurricanes.

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Storms like Hurricane Ian exact a toll on public health long after the skies clear

Grid spoke with Naresh Kumar, a professor of environmental health at the University of Miami, about how researchers are just beginning to get a handle on the full scope of public health problems that follow hurricanes.
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Study Links Sexual Minority Stress with Cellular Aging Among Gay Men with HIV and Recent Methamphetamine Use

In a new study, researchers in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine examined the association between accelerated cellular aging in gay men and sexual minority stress, a unique type of stress related to discrimination, stigma, concealment of sexual identity, prejudice, and even anticipation of prejudice in sexual minority men (e.g., gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men).

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Study Links Sexual Minority Stress with Cellular Aging Among Gay Men with HIV and Recent Methamphetamine Use

In a new study, researchers in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine examined the association between accelerated cellular aging in gay men and sexual minority stress, a unique type of stress related to discrimination, stigma, concealment of sexual identity, prejudice, and even anticipation of prejudice in sexual minority men (e.g., gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men).
Mosquito

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CDC Renews Funding for Study of Vector-Borne Diseases

The Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease (SECVBD) will continue its vital work for another five years, thanks to renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Entomologist John Beier, Sc.D., a professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, leads the Miller School’s SECVBD efforts in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division.

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CDC Renews Funding for Study of Vector-Borne Diseases

The Southeast Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Disease (SECVBD) will continue its vital work for another five years, thanks to renewed funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Entomologist John Beier, Sc.D., a professor at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Public Health Sciences, leads the Miller School’s SECVBD efforts in collaboration with the Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division.
Cigarettes

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Sylvester’s Outstanding Faculty for 2022: In Their Own Words

Dr. Taghrid Asfar is an internationally known expert on reducing tobacco use and related deaths, and is deeply committed to improving smoking cessation treatments in disadvantaged and high-risk populations. Dr. Asfar is principal investigator on several efforts to advance health communications strategies to limit tobacco use among children and young adults.

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Sylvester’s Outstanding Faculty for 2022: In Their Own Words

Dr. Taghrid Asfar is an internationally known expert on reducing tobacco use and related deaths, and is deeply committed to improving smoking cessation treatments in disadvantaged and high-risk populations. Dr. Asfar is principal investigator on several efforts to advance health communications strategies to limit tobacco use among children and young adults.
Pregnancy

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Miller School Students Present Timely Research on Vaccines and Pregnancy at National OB-GYN Conference

Two second-year medical students and a recent M.P.H. graduate from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine collaborated on studies looking at attitudes and uptake of vaccinations during pregnancy. The studies were presented as side-by-side posters at the  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting 2022 in San Diego.

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Miller School Students Present Timely Research on Vaccines and Pregnancy at National OB-GYN Conference

Two second-year medical students and a recent M.P.H. graduate from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine collaborated on studies looking at attitudes and uptake of vaccinations during pregnancy. The studies were presented as side-by-side posters at the  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting 2022 in San Diego.
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A new treaty to prevent a new pandemic

El Universal: Since the spread of COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization in January 2020, the effects of this pandemic have not stopped being felt throughout the planet. Although the threat has entered a new phase of relative stabilization in certain regions of the world, the recent wave of infections of the Omicron BA.2 subvariant that has hit Europe and Asia, once again increasing cases, hospitalizations and even deaths, reminds us that the challenge to the health of the planet's inhabitants remains.

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A new treaty to prevent a new pandemic

El Universal: Since the spread of COVID-19 was declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organization in January 2020, the effects of this pandemic have not stopped being felt throughout the planet. Although the threat has entered a new phase of relative stabilization in certain regions of the world, the recent wave of infections of the Omicron BA.2 subvariant that has hit Europe and Asia, once again increasing cases, hospitalizations and even deaths, reminds us that the challenge to the health of the planet's inhabitants remains.
MOU

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University of Miami and Autonomous University of Zacatecas Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Eric C. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor with the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, pioneered a Memorandum of Understanding with the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (Universidad Autónoma De Zacatecas “Francisco García Salinas”).

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University of Miami and Autonomous University of Zacatecas Sign a Memorandum of Understanding

Eric C. Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor with the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Department of Public Health Sciences, pioneered a Memorandum of Understanding with the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (Universidad Autónoma De Zacatecas “Francisco García Salinas”).

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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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"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

Issues on Global Health Governance and Implications to Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness & Response

Ambassador Jimmy Kolker will discuss the kind of global health governance and cooperation needed to successfully prevent and battle pandemics. 

Fri, Dec 2nd, 2022, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

DSCRC Gordon Center Auditorium

 

Concordia Summit

Concordia Americas Summit concludes with focus on technologies, migrations

On Thursday, the final day of the two-day summit, University leaders tackled pressing issues in Latin America related to the intersection of technology and democracy and the unfolding migration crisis. The event took place at the Shalala Student Center on the Coral Gables Campus.

Dr. Patricia Moreno

Sylvester’s Lead of Evidence-Based Survivorship Supportive Care Receives ABMR Early-Stage Investigator Award

Patricia I. Moreno, Ph.D., lead of evidence-based survivorship supportive care at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was a recipient of the 2022 Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research (ABMR) Early-Stage Investigator Award.

Ph.D. Students

Two Ph.D. students of Epidemiology take part in the annual Society for Epidemiologic Research conference

Karlon H. Johnson Jr., MPH, and Ifedi Anikpo, MBBS, MPH, both Ph.D. students of Epidemiology, took part in SER’s annual meeting in Chicago, IL from June 14 - 17, 2022.

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