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Second, third and fourth from left, Education/Advocacy Award winners Dolores M. Perdomo, Ph.D., Chin-Chin Lee, M.S., M.S.P.H., and Sara J. Czaja. Ph.D., with other Claude Pepper Award winners.

Center on Aging Faculty Honored at United HomeCare Annual Dinner

Faculty and staff members with the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine’s renowned Center on Aging have been honored for their work in aging research and improving the quality of life for older adults. The ceremony was held May 11 at Jungle Island and included several awards named for the longtime political leader that celebrate the achievements of exceptional individuals in the community.

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From left, medical student Owen Tan with Nagi G. Ayad, Ph.D.

Student Researcher Owen Tan Named 2017 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellow

To support his research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Owen Tan, a student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a $5,000 summer fellowship grant from the St. Baldrick’s Foundation. The Miller School is one of only 21 institutions in the U.S. — and the only one in Florida — to receive a grant. Tan plans to use his to support his research into pediatric brain tumors.

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Researchers are pushing the frontiers of bioinformatics programming languages.

Miller School Researchers Help Push the Limits of Programming Languages in Biology

Bohdan Khomtchouk, a fourth-year human genetics and genomics Ph.D candidate working in the Center for Therapeutic Innovation and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has spearheaded the publication of a high-impact review paper published in the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics.

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From left, William F. Pirl, M.D., M.P.H., with Kelly Irwin, M.D., and Donna Greenberg, M.D., of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Sylvester’s Dr. William F. Pirl Recognized with APOS Education and Training Award

The American Psychosocial Oncology Society (APOS) selected William F. Pirl, M.D., M.P.H., associate director for Cancer Support Services at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, for the Outstanding Education and Training Award at its national conference on February 16. APOS grants the annual award to an individual who makes substantial contributions to educating or training others in the field.

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Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D.

In JAMA, UHealth Researcher Urges Caution in Use of Ketamine for Depression

In an article published in JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) Psychiatry, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine psychiatrist Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., joins colleagues in warning that physicians should carefully weigh the risks and potential benefits before prescribing ketamine as a treatment for depression.

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