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opioid-crisis

FEATURED NEWS:

OPIOID CRISIS: MIAMI POLICE TO PLACE ADDICTS IN REHAB, NOT JAIL

The University of Miami, along with Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, South Florida Behavioral Health Network, and others, will be partnering with law enforcement officials to set up an outpatient treatment service for individuals found with small quantities of opioids. The year-long initiative is going to be funded by grants from the Justice Department worth $1.6 million.  

FEATURED NEWS:

OPIOID CRISIS: MIAMI POLICE TO PLACE ADDICTS IN REHAB, NOT JAIL

The University of Miami, along with Jackson Behavioral Health Hospital, South Florida Behavioral Health Network, and others, will be partnering with law enforcement officials to set up an outpatient treatment service for individuals found with small quantities of opioids. The year-long initiative is going to be funded by grants from the Justice Department worth $1.6 million.  

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FEATURED NEWS:

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.

FEATURED NEWS:

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.
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NEWS AND EVENTS

Discarded hypodermic needles are scattered under an 836 overpass in Overtown

Overtown streets where homeless live are blockaded during public health investigation

The IDEA (Infectious Disease Elimination Act) Exchange, a needle exchange program founded by Hansel Tookes, M.P.H., M.D., have stepped in to help in the provision of clean needles and linkage to drug addiction treatment after the 836 overpass has been blockaded due to a public health investigation.

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The curious connection between vision and cognition

Diane Zheng, a fifth-year epidemiology Ph.D. student, received international recognition on her paper that found an association between vision impairment and cognitive functioning.

Cassandra Rene, UM MPH Alumni, Featured as Global Health Fellow

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 Program (GHES).

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.

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