Hundreds of people who had lost a friend, a relative or a colleague to suicide joined on the Coral Gables campus Sunday morning for the Out of the Darkness walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
News : 2013
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers played a key role in the largest international Alzheimer’s disease genetics collaboration to date, which identified 11 new regions of the genome that contribute to late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, doubling the number of potential genetics-based therapeutic targets to investigate.
A new drug development grant from the U.S. Department of Defense will allow researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to study potential treatments for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurological degenerative condition commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and the investigators of the NIH-funded Center for Research and Education on Aging and Technology Enhancement (CREATE), are the first group to receive the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society’s Jack A. Kraft Award for Innovation since its inception more than four decades ago.
Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., the Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center on Aging, who has deep ties to the state of North Carolina, is the recipient of one of the Psychiatric Foundation of North Carolina’s top honors for his many years of cutting-edge psychiatry research.
The Miller School of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are committed to raising awareness about and preventing suicide and, for the fourth year, will support the Out of the Darkness community walk sponsored by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
In a collaborative study, researchers at the Miller School led by Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Associate Dean for Therapeutic Innovation, and Shaun Brothers, Ph.D., research assistant professor, have discovered a genetic link and therapeutic strategy related to fear expression. The findings are published in the June 5 issue of Science Translational Medicine.
Different forms of childhood abuse increase the risk for mental illness as well as sexual dysfunction in adulthood, but little has been known about how that happens. An international team of researchers, including the Miller School’s Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has discovered a neural basis for this association.
Philip Harvey, Ph.D., the Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Chief of the Division of Psychology, told a world gathering of schizophrenia researchers recently that combining vocational rehabilitation and other psychosocial interventions with cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) holds promise for patients with schizophrenia.
A multidisciplinary team of University of Miami researchers has developed a novel prediction model for sudden cardiac death that has the potential to substantially reduce the number of people who abruptly lose consciousness and die shortly after experiencing acute symptoms of cardiovascular disease.
Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, traveled to Paris this April, where she was honored with an international Social Impact Award for her positive application of human-computer interaction research to pressing social needs.
Miller School researchers collaborated with an international team to identify a new gene associated with Alzheimer’s disease in African Americans. Published April 10 in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association, their study provides new directions for biological, genetic and therapeutic studies of Alzheimer’s disease.
Mohammad A. Faghihi, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Center for Therapeutic Innovation, has been awarded a $1.7 million five-year grant by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to study epigenetic regulation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), an important nerve growth factor found in the brain and periphery.
The Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) Miami and the World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) Miami/Fort Lauderdale will host a special presentation by Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., the Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Center on Aging, on Thursday, March 21, from 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the sixth floor of the Clinical Research Building.
The Miller School’s “Healthy Living for Better Days” initiative has received a $223,738 grant from the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation’s “Connections for Cardiovascular Health” program.
The Board of Trustees of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Research Foundation returned to the Miller School of Medicine last week for an update on the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute’s ongoing and new research into the causes and treatment of age-related cognitive disorders of the brain.
Michigan entrepreneur Wayne Lobdell is convinced that the mind-and-body wellness techniques his UHealth doctors introduced him to in South Florida are key to his recovered good health – so convinced that he and his wife Terry are ensuring all patients who visit UHealth’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach can access a broad range of holistic mind-body preventive and therapeutic interventions to enhance their own health and quality of life.