As hospitals and communities around the world take action against the possibility of Ebola, the University of Miami is also taking preventative measures. The Miller School of Medicine issued an Ebola preparedness manual and organized an information session Friday at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.
Department News : 2014 :
The Department of Public Health Sciences was honored by Dr. John Armstrong’s, Florida’s Surgeon General, visit to the medical campus on October 23rd. During a luncheon organized by the Department, students were able to discuss their public health interests and receive valuable expert feedback from Dr. Armstrong.
The work of several University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students and residents was highlighted at the Palm Beach County Medical Society’s James J. Byrnes Future of Medicine Poster Symposium October 9 and 10 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach.
An interdisciplinary group of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently published a study that found a lack of accredited outpatient vascular testing facilities in some regions throughout the U.S., including the southern stroke belt.
David J. Lee, Ph.D., professor of public health sciences, has been appointed to the NIH National Deafness and Other Communication Disorders Advisory Council for a four-year term.
Daniel J. Feaster, Ph.D., associate professor of public health sciences, has been awarded $1 million for a three-year project to improve methods for patient-centered outcomes research. Funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, Feaster’s project, “Methods for Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects: Random Forest Counterfactual Machines,” was one of 46 new awards selected from 490 submissions.
A National Cancer Institute supplemental award will make the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center the coordinating center for the NCI’s Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program–Region 3 (GMaP3) — a research consortium of 11 institutions in seven southeastern states and Puerto Rico. The project is part of the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities’ Community Networks Program Centers.
The physical environment built for human use, such as a neighborhood, city or suburb, has been found to have an impact on human health. Specifically, the “walkability” of an environment influences the weight, body mass index and chronic disease incidence of those who live there. By rethinking our built environments, we can have a positive impact on human health.
Seth J. Schwartz, Ph.D., associate professor of public health sciences, was honored with a 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from Florida State University’s College of Human Sciences.