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

Felicia Marie Knaul, a professor affiliated with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, will lead a new Lancet commission focused on building a connection between cancer and health care systems.

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.

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.

New Program to Train Next Generation of HIV Behavioral Scientists

Participants will be trained to be conscious of the structural impediments during 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.

Dr. Jose Szapocznik Provides Family-Based Treatment Workshops on Behalf of U.N. Office of Drugs and Crime

Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., chair emeritus and professor of public health sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has provided capacity-building workshops on family therapy to professionals throughout Latin America on behalf of the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime.

Researchers awarded $3 million from National Institutes of Health

Dr. Guillermo Prado— vice provost for faculty affairs and professor of public health sciences— and his research team have been awarded a NIH grant for an effectiveness-implementation trial of the eHealth Familias Unidas for Mental Health intervention.

New Panel to Advocate for a Global Public Health Convention for the 21st Century

Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and chair emeritus of the Miller School's Department of Public Health Sciences, formed the new global panel of public health leaders working to strengthen the world's ability to prevent pandemics and respond to infectious disease outbreaks.

Department of Public Health Sciences Announces New Resiliency Scholarship

The purpose of the full-tuition scholarship---valued at $97,650---is to foster innovative thinking in public health research and practice, as well as support resilient M.P.H. and M.S.P.H. students in their efforts to address community or global public health issues through their graduate studies.

Study Shows Pfizer and Moderna are Effective in Preventing COVID-19 Among Health Care and Frontline Workers

These interim findings, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report Series, reinforce the success of current COVID-19 vaccination campaigns and can reassure the public and these workers that they begin gaining protection after their first dose of the vaccines.

Message on Behalf of Dr. David J. Lee on Recent Mass Shooting Events

"Let us all stand together against all forms of xenophobia and violence that seek to diminish friends and colleagues of Asian descent and celebrate their contributions to a more diverse and vibrant United States," said Dr. Lee, interim chair and professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences.

The Greener the Neighborhood, the Lower Risk of Alzheimer's Disease and Dementias, UM Study Finds

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine-led study examining the relationship of neighborhood greenness to Alzheimer's Disease and non-Alzheimer's dementia, found a greater presence of neighborhood greenness was associated with a lower prevalence of Alzheimer's disease by 20% and non-Alzheimer's dementia by 11%

Dr. Tyler Bartholomew Examines the Effects of the IDEA Exchange's State-Mandated Distribution Model on Infection Risk

"The ultimate goal of our program is to provide clients low barrier access to enough new injection equipment so that they have a new, unused syringe every time they need one," says Bartholomew, a Ph.D. in Prevention Science and Community Health candidate.

Public Health's Division of Biostatistics Announces New Scholarships for Master of Science Students

Beginning in the fall 2021 semester, the Division of Biostatistics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine's Department of Public Health Sciences will provide partial scholarships to its graduate students.

Sylvester Experts to Study COVID-19 Health Outcome Disparities of Breast Cancer Survivors

Epidemiology experts with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are focusing their research on addressing COVID-19-related issues in breast cancer survivorship and promoting vaccination.

Dr. Felicia Knaul: Access to Pain Relief Medicines in Mexico Should Be a Priority for Policy Makers

Dr. Felicia Knaul, professor from the Department of Public Health Sciences, brings awareness to the disparities and crisis in Mexico in accessing opioid medicines for palliative care.

UM-Led Study Links Green Neighborhoods, Lower Stroke Risk

According to a new study led by the Department of Public Health Sciences and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, neighborhood greenness is associated with a decreased risk of stroke.