News : 2014

Gwendolyn B. Scott, M.D., left, and Margaret A. Fischl, M.D.

Miller School Researchers Receive $5.67 Million Grant for HIV/AIDS Clinical Trials

Two researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have received a $5.67 million four-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to continue their clinical trials of adult and pediatric patients with HIV/AIDS. It is the latest in a series of federal HIV/AIDS grants to the Miller School, dating back to 1986.

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From left, Margaret Fischl, M.D., and Deborah Jones Weiss, Ph.D., M.Ed.

HIV Study Empowers Younger Women with Family Planning Options

A new HIV women’s study at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is providing Miami-Dade County’s youngest HIV-infected women with pre-conception counseling about having safer sex now and healthy babies in the future.

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Deborah Jones Weiss, Ph.D., M.Ed., Mahendra Kumar, Ph.D.

Researchers Receive $2.9 Million NIH Grant to Study Cardiovascular Disease in Drug Abusers wit

Mahendra Kumar, Ph.D., and Deborah Jones Weiss, Ph.D., M.Ed., in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, have received a $2.9 million, five-year grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to study cardiovascular disease in HIV-positive cocaine users.

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From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Governor Rick Scott, Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., and Senator Rene Garcia.

$1 Million Grant from State of Florida Will Support UM HIV/AIDS Research

Governor Rick Scott and Senator Rene Garcia visited the Miller School of Medicine Monday to present a check from the state of Florida for $1 million to advance HIV/AIDS research. The funding will help support ongoing AIDS research programs and extend the research capacity of UM’s Center for AIDS Research through synergistic collaborations with investigators at other institutions in South Florida.

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Miami CFAR Funds Seven Pilot Projects for HIV/AIDS Research

The Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) has awarded seven pilot grants to support HIV/AIDS research. Aligned with the areas of priority for CFAR, funding was awarded for projects related to HIV prevention and drug abuse, AIDS malignancies, co-morbidities, and cures.

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Enrique A. Mesri, Ph.D.

Sylvester/AIDS Researcher Unifies Theory on Human Viral Oncogenesis

Despite prevalence, public health importance, and the fact that virus-induced cancers are the most preventable through vaccination or anti-viral therapy, this group remains among the least understood of all cancers. A study led by Enrique A. Mesri, Ph.D., associate professor of microbiology and immunology, sheds light on this group of cancers and may help develop new targeted therapies.

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Apply Now for Travel Awards and Summer Research Awards

The Miami Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) is now accepting applications for 2014 Travel Awards and Summer Research Awards.

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Okhee Lee-Salwen, Ph.D.

Faculty and Staff Support the U: Professor Emeritus Continues Her Support with Legacy Gift

A professor in the School of Education and Human Development for more than two decades, Okhee Lee-Salwen endows scholarships to show her gratitude for the U.

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Geoffrey W. Stone, Ph.D.

Miller School Researchers Develop Promising Vaccine for Fighting the AIDS Virus

A research team at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has developed a vaccine that generates an immune system response strong enough to kill a model AIDS virus in mice. The vaccine marks a significant advance in HIV research and may lead to the development of additional new vaccines for influenza, malaria and cancer.

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