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Florida Institute for Health Innovation Selected to Lead Regional Hurricane Response Hub

FIHI has been chosen to serve as one of five regional technical assistance centers for the Hurricane Response Hub initiative led by the National Network of Public Health Institutes.

Greater Greenness on Residential Blocks Linked to Lower Risks for Heart Disease

People living on blocks with the highest levels of tree canopy could have lower risks for a number of heart diseases compared with residents of blocks with the lowest levels of ‘greenness,’ a new study finds.


Providing help during a challenging crisis

Dr. Hermes Florez, division chief of the epidemiology, and his former student, Dr. Denisse Pareja, are working with Chicago-based medical nonprofit MedGlobal, Inc. to organize a series of missions to send supplies and medical care to Colombia. 


Poster Symposium Highlights Work of Medical Students and Residents

On February 7, the work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium.


A dark day for universal health coverage

On Dec. 14, 2018, universal health care programs in both the United States and Mexico were dealt significant blows to their future and impact. 

Battling the stress of Hurricane Maria

A University of Miami study determined that Hurricane Maria survivors in Central and South Florida experienced higher levels of mental stress than those who remained on the island. 



CAN Community Health Partners with the IDEA Exchange

CAN Community Health made a recent donation to the IDEA Exchange that will help meet the deeply complex needs of a vulnerable population.

New U-LINK awards support innovative ideas for tough problems

Teams of scholars will use U-LINK grants to examine ways to reduce opportunity gaps and biases in multiple realms and improve brain injury treatments and coastal protections. 


Construction Sites Are Excellent Breeding Grounds for Vector Mosquitoes, Researchers Find

If you don’t like mosquitoes, what are some places in Miami-Dade County you should avoid? Construction sites. 


Four Researchers Honored by the Batchelor Foundation

The 14th presentation of the Micah Batchelor Awards for Excellence in Children’s Health Research, created to recognize and inspire the development of innovative ideas and solutions to improve the health and well-being of children, took place November 8. 


Venezuela Spotlight: UM Study Finds More Stress among Migrants in Colombia than in U.S.

Newly published research by a public health researcher and developmental psychologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, reveals surprising news about this population’s levels of self-reported stress in their new homelands.

UHealth Launches Opioid Use Disorder Program in Primary Care Clinics

A new opioid use disorder program is now available through primary care clinics at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System.


Dr. Tatjana Rundek Awarded the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging

Renowned researcher, epidemiologist, mentor, and educator Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., formally became the holder of the Evelyn F. McKnight Endowed Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging.

Dr. Guillermo Prado Receives National Award for Research Excellence

Prado was recently honored by the National Hispanic Science Network with the National Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator.

UM Public Health Leader Emphasizes Importance of Prevention Strategies

Primary prevention strategies are crucial in addressing the nation’s persistent medical challenges.

Noted Sylvester Public Health Researcher to Chair NIOSH Study Section

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., MPH, has been named chair of the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

Eminent endowed chairs awarded

Two families with deep ties to Miami—the Millers and Fains— celebrate two endowed faculty chair appointments at UM.

Overtown streets where homeless live are blockaded during public health investigation

The number of cases of hepatitis C and HIV has increased near Northwest Second Avenue and Northwest First Avenue in Miami, an area under the 836 overpass where homeless have been residing.


The curious connection between vision and cognition

Graduate student Diane Zheng’s research on vision and cognitive deterioration has garnered her international recognition.

Worried About Mosquitos? Drain Your Bromeliads

Mosquito-borne illnesses are on the rise, but you can help protect yourself by making sure a common South Florida plant – the bromeliad – isn’t retaining water.

Cassandra Rene, UM MPH Alumni, Featured Global Health Fellowship

Cassandra Rene, M.P.H., a University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine graduate, is one of 13 students that is a part of the 2018 Global Health Equity Scholars Fellowship (GHES) Program.

Opiod Crisis: Miami Police To Place Addicts in Rehab, not Jail

Miami police will be working with local healthcare providers to direct opioid addicts to rehabilitation instead of jail, according to the Miami Herald.

Hurricane Maria stirred up dangerous pollutants on this Puerto Rico waterfront

Naresh Kumar, Ph.D., an associate professor of environmental health, found that levels of polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, in Guanica Bay increased after Hurricanes Irma and Maria hit Puerto Rico.