News : 2019

From left, Raymond Balise, Ph.D., Victoria Mitrani, Ph.D., Adam Carrico, Ph.D., Steven Safren, Ph.D., Daniel Feaster, Ph.D., Deborah Jones Weiss, Ph.D., M.Ed., Allan E. Rodriguez, M.D., and Maria Alcaide. M.D

Reception Launches New Mental Health Research Center to Combat Miami’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic

The University of Miami officially launched CHARM — its new Center for HIV and Research in Mental Health — at a reception held June 11 at the Miller School of Medicine. CHARM is funded by a four-year $3.32 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health. Researchers may apply for up to two $50,000 pilot program awards annually. Initial proposals are due in November, with funding awarded in January of 2020.

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New Study Identifies Molecular Aging ‘Midlife Crisis’

Just as a computer requires code to work, our bodies are regulated by molecular “programs” that are written early in life and then have to do their job properly for a lifetime. But do they? It’s a question that has intrigued researchers for years. A clue to the answer may be found in an article published by Miller School investigators and international collaborators in the journal Aging Cell.

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From left, Daniel Feaster, Ph.D., Steven Safren, Ph.D., and Deborah Jones Weiss, Ph.D., M.Ed.

New Mental Health Research Center Will Combat Miami’s AIDS Epidemic

The United Nations’ goal of ending AIDS around the world by 2030 is undeniably ambitious, but within tantalizing reach. Thanks to medications that suppress the once-fatal human immunodeficiency virus and prevent its transmission, new infections have dropped by nearly 50 percent over the past two decades.

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Poor Sleep a Cause of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

People who suffer from poor sleep and complain of difficulties getting their brain in gear might find validation in a study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine which shows that too little or interrupted sleep can, eventually, lead to impaired brain function.

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Older Adults Sought for Study on Link Between Physical and Mental Fitness

Can socializing and staying active keep you young? A new study at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine in New York hopes to show that, for older adults, the key to health and well-being lies in the interaction between physical activity and social connection.

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Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease Research Boosted by National and State Funding

It has been an elusive goal for many years, but researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine appear one step closer to an effective strategy to detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier. Recruitment for two new clinical trials is underway — backed by new funding on both the national and state levels.

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Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

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