A Miller School of Medicine researcher has received a large grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of the Zika virus in laboratory animals. David I. Watkins, Ph.D., professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology, will use the $821,000 grant to develop a model for rhesus macaques that can guide the development of diagnostic tools, vaccines and therapies in humans.
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Warren Kupin, M.D., professor of medicine, was one of 18 outstanding Miller School of Medicine instructors honored by their students at the 2016 George Paff Teaching Awards Ceremony on April 28 at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center. Second-year students Shirin Razdan and Matthew Chen co-chaired the ceremony, assisted by Soum Lokeshwar, Sophia Liu and Catherine Lee.
Speaking at the Miller School’s “Zika Forum: State of the Science, Public Health Safety and Ethics,” Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., professor of medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases, said, “We have a formidable team of virologists here who are up to the task of taking appropriate action against the virus.”