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Florida’s first case of dengue fever in 2018 confirmed

Vector-borne specialist John Beier tells us what we should know about the illness.

FEATURED NEWS:

Florida’s first case of dengue fever in 2018 confirmed

Vector-borne specialist John Beier tells us what we should know about the illness.
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Five Qs: The hidden—and deadliest—risk of fighting California’s wildfires

Erin Kobetz, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative, discusses the risk of cancer for firefighters.

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Five Qs: The hidden—and deadliest—risk of fighting California’s wildfires

Erin Kobetz, director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Firefighter Cancer Initiative, discusses the risk of cancer for firefighters.
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Global health at the crossroads

To address disparities between the health and well-being of diverse populations in various regions of the world, the University of Miami will implement a new course called "Introduction to Global Health: Effective Responses to Hemispheric Challenges." The course will be taught by UM President Julio Frenk, a public health expert, First Lady Felicia Knaul, director of the UM Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and renowned health economist, and co-taught by Natalia Rodriguez, a UM research assistant professor of anthropology.

FEATURED NEWS:

Global health at the crossroads

To address disparities between the health and well-being of diverse populations in various regions of the world, the University of Miami will implement a new course called "Introduction to Global Health: Effective Responses to Hemispheric Challenges." The course will be taught by UM President Julio Frenk, a public health expert, First Lady Felicia Knaul, director of the UM Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and renowned health economist, and co-taught by Natalia Rodriguez, a UM research assistant professor of anthropology.
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New U-LINK awards focus on climate change risks

Three of U-Link's inaugural grant recipients advance to the next round of funding with proposals related to climate change risks, one of Florida's biggest challenges. Proposal topics range from the human health effects of toxins and pathogens in South Florida, improving hurricane communication for vulnerable populations, and enhancing green infrastructure to enhance coastal resilience.

FEATURED NEWS:

New U-LINK awards focus on climate change risks

Three of U-Link's inaugural grant recipients advance to the next round of funding with proposals related to climate change risks, one of Florida's biggest challenges. Proposal topics range from the human health effects of toxins and pathogens in South Florida, improving hurricane communication for vulnerable populations, and enhancing green infrastructure to enhance coastal resilience.
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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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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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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.

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES NEWS & EVENTS

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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. The Miller School’s Department of Family Medicine and the Department of Medicine’s Division of Internal Medicine recently implemented an Office-Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT) program at two primary care clinics at the Professional Arts Center on the medical campus.

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

At a ceremony before many of the nation’s most prominent neurologists, 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.

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Dr. Guillermo Prado Receives National Award for Research Excellence

Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., dean of the University of Miami Graduate School, Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences, and director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine, was recently honored by the National Hispanic Science Network with the National Award of Excellence in Research by a Senior Investigator.

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UM Public Health Leader Emphasizes Importance of Prevention Strategies

Primary prevention strategies are crucial in addressing the nation’s persistent medical challenges, according to Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., dean of the University of Miami Graduate School, Leonard M. Miller Professor of Public Health Sciences, and director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health at the Miller School of Medicine.

HEALTH AND MEDICINE NEWS & EVENTS