News : 2016 : December

From left, Stephen M. Weiss, Ph.D., M.P.H., with Marc D. Gellman, Ph.D.

Behavioral Medicine Pioneers Honored

Stephen M. Weiss, Ph.D., M.P.H., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Miller School of Medicine, and Marc D. Gellman, Ph.D., research associate professor of psychology in the College of Arts and Sciences, were honored this month by the International Congress of Behavioral Medicine for their contributions to the interdisciplinary field that combines medicine and psychology.

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

Dr. Charles B. Nemeroff Receives Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has received the 2016 Julius Axelrod Mentorship Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. The award was presented on December 5 during the President’s Plenary Session at the organization’s annual meeting in Hollywood, Florida.

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From left, Elizabeth Crocco, M.D., with Joe Natoli, UM's Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer, who introduced her.

A Memorable Program for Alzheimer's Awareness Month

As part of the UHealth Lecture Series, Elizabeth Crocco, M.D., associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, gave a presentation on memory, cognition, and new activities and studies taking place at the Center on Aging. Her presentation was part of the Memory Disorder Clinic’s effort to service the community during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month.

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The pilot needle exchange program, the IDEA Exchange named after the Infectious Disease Elimination Act, is just one area where University of Miami health officials have been working to find a cure and stop the spread of HIV/AIDS.

New Needle Exchange Program Launches on World AIDS Day

For years, while a student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Hansel Tookes fought the Florida legislature to pass the first law in the state that would allow drug users to exchange used needles for clean ones in an effort to combat HIV transmission among at-risk groups.

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