News : 2012 : March

From left are Roya Pedram Fatemi, Marco Magistri, Ph.D., Claes Wahlestedt, MD., Ph.D., Mohammad Ali Faghihi, M.D., Ph.D., Shaun Brothers, Ph.D., and Farzaneh Modarresi, M.D.

Study Reports Novel Drug Technology That Boosts Therapeutic Proteins

A Miller School-led research team has created a groundbreaking drug technology platform that enables the body to increase its protein levels, a novel invention that potentially could usher in treatment for a wide variety of serious diseases resulting from a lack of specific proteins.

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John E. Lewis, Ph.D.

Blood Test for Food Intolerances May Be New Tool in Fighting Obesity

A simple, affordable blood test can help identify food intolerances or hidden food sensitivities that may contribute to obesity, according to a new study led by John E. Lewis, Ph.D., associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Associate Director of the Medical Wellness Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D.

Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., Awarded $3.2 Million to Improve Schizophrenia Treatment

Philip D. Harvey, Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and chief of the Division of Psychology, has been awarded a $3.2 million grant from the NIH’s National Institute of Mental Health to study schizophrenia and improve treatment for the disorder that impairs the ability to function in everyday settings.

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Miller School Study Identifies Master Regulator for Schizophrenia

A team of researchers led by Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., the Miller School’s associate dean for therapeutic innovation, has pinpointed a “master” regulatory molecule in the brain that is altered in people with schizophrenia.

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

Dr. Charles Nemeroff Addresses Florida’s First Mental Health Science Summit

Although there is much certainty in the science behind mental health and addiction disorders, many people still need to be educated or reminded that the diseases can be effectively treated. That’s part of the mission of the first Mental Health and Addiction Disorders Science Summit, which Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., chair of psychiatry addressed on February 15.

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Annual Performance Evaluations Are Underway

The annual performance evaluation cycle began on February 1 and will run through April 27. All employees must be evaluated during this period and supervisors should submit the completed evaluations directly to their Human Resources representative no later than April 30.

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Medical Psychiatric Unit at UMH Brings Specialized Care to Patients

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the Department of Medicine have integrated services, opening the Medical Psychiatric Unit at University of Miami Hospital — the only medical psychiatry unit in South Florida.

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