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Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D.

Dr. Sara J. Czaja Steps Down to Direct New Aging Center at Weill Cornell Medicine

After nearly 30 years at the University of Miami, Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., professor and director of the Center on Aging in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, has accepted a position as professor of medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine and director of the new Center on Aging and Behavioral Research at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York.

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From left: SNIP President Johnny He, Ph.D., Mahendra Kumar, Ph.D., and ISNV President Igor Koralnik, M.D.

Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Dr. Mahendra Kumar for Innovative Research in HIV/AIDS

The Society of Neuroimmune Pharmacology has granted its Lifetime Achievement Award to Mahendra Kumar, M.Sc., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in recognition of the advances he has made in the understanding of HIV and AIDS. His research sheds light on the important role hormones, neurotransmitters and cytokines play in disorders of the immune axis.

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Miller School student Xavier Scott, center, with Viviana Horigian, M.D., and Roderick King, M.D., M.P.H.

Miller School Stars Shine at International Student Research Conference

A select group of medical, graduate and M.D./Ph.D. students and resident physicians at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine had the opportunity to present their work and network with dozens of student peers and academic professionals at the 2018 Eastern-Atlantic Student Research Forum (ESRF).

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Brain scans showing tumor.

Sylvester Researchers Find Peripheral Biomarker for Glioblastoma Brain Tumors

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have discovered a peripheral biomarker in human blood serum that can be used to detect the presence and progress of glioblastoma brain tumors before and after treatment.

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Systems Biology and Data Science Symposium attendees. Photo credit: Carlos Enchenique.

Systems Biology and Data Science Symposium Presents Cutting-Edge Advances

Prominent speakers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and other departments and centers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine came together with invited experts from the National Institutes of Health and other leading national scientific organizations for an interactive two-day symposium on systems biology and data science preceded by a Data Science Hackathon.

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