News : 2013 : October

From left, Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Norm Parsons, Director of the UM Wellness Centers, lead the 2013 Out of the Darkness walk on the Coral Gables campus.

Out of the Darkness Walk Sheds Light on Suicide Prevention

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.

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The Miller School’s IGAP team includes, from left, John R. Gilbert, Ph.D., Gary Beecham, Ph.D., Eden R. Martin, Ph.D., Brian Kunkle, Ph.D., Margaret A. Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., and Kara Hamilton-Nelson. Not pictured is  Amanda Meyers, Ph.D.

International Collaboration Finds 11 New Alzheimer’s Genes to Target for Drug Discovery

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.

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Zane Zeier, Ph.D, Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., and Michael Benatar, M.D., Ph.D.

Defense Department Awards ALS Drug Development Grant to Miller School Researchers

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.

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Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D.

CREATE Team Becomes First Group to Receive Jack A. Kraft Award for Innovation

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.

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