Department News : 2013 :

The initiative founders are, from left, Chanelle Diaz, Hansel Tookes, Dyani Loo and Marek Hirsch.

Students Launch Campaign to Allow Needle and Syringe Exchange Programs in Florida

Four Miller School students have launched a grassroots campaign aimed at convincing state lawmakers to allow the transfer of clean needles and syringes to people who inject illegal drugs, an infection-control practice authorized in 35 other states but illegal in Florida.

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Event co-chairs Rujuta Pandya, left, and Lydia Fein present President Shalala with a Women’s Health Awareness Week t-shirt.

Miller School Student Groups Promote Women’s Health During Women’s Health Awareness Week

In celebration of the third annual Women’s Health Awareness Week at the Miller School, the Women’s Health Interest Group, in partnership with the Preventive Medicine Club, OB-GYN Interest Group, and American Medical Women’s Association, hosted a series of events supporting the cause, which concluded with a Health Education and Resource Fair in Alamo Park.

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From left are UF's David Nelson, M.D.,  the NIH's John Ruffin, Ph.D., director of the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and UM's José Szapocznik, Ph.D.

CTSI Researchers at UM and UF Join Forces to Improve Health Outcomes in Florida

The Clinical and Translational Science Institutes (CTSIs) at the University of Miami and the University of Florida are joining forces to improve health outcomes for the state’s residents, a collaboration highlighted at a recent program focusing on the Miami CTSI’s clinical research.

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The CTSI's inaugural "CaneSearch" featured more than 100 research posters on obesity.

CTSI's 'CaneSearch' Focuses on Obesity and Collaboration

Showcasing its leading-edge research on obesity and collaborative approach to improving patient outcomes, the University of Miami celebrated the launch of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) with its inaugural “CaneSearch,” a daylong research forum dedicated to one of South Florida’s most pressing health challenges.

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Guillermo "Willy" Prado, Ph.D.

Miller School Public Health Leader Tapped for NIH Steering Committee

Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology and public health and Director of the Division of Prevention Science and Community Health, has accepted an invitation from the NIH-funded National Hispanic Science Network (NHSN) to serve on its National Steering Committee.

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