Amar R. Deshpande, M.D.

Next-Generation Medical Education Task Force to Design the Ideal Training for Doctors of the Future

As medicine and the delivery of health care continue to be transformed, the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — already a national leader in innovative education — is taking a global look at transforming the entire medical curriculum. And Amar R. Deshpande, M.D., who is leading the charge as chair of the Next Generation Medical Education Task Force, says the timing couldn’t be better.

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Immunostaining of the GHRH receptor (green) on prostate epithelial cells.

New Study Sheds Light on Challenging Prostate Disease

A recent study by University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Miami VA Medical Center researchers, led by Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c., the 1977 Nobel Prize winner for Physiology or Medicine, distinguished professor of pathology at the Miller School of Medicine, and a distinguished medical research scientist in the Department of Veterans Affairs, could lead to new, more-effective therapies for BPH.

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From left, Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., Ronald C. Desrosiers, Ph.D., and meeting organizers Raymond F. Schinazi, Ph.D., and Charles Boucher, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Ronald C. Desrosiers Receives International HIV Research Award

Ronald C. Desrosiers, Ph.D., professor of pathology and Director of Research Faculty Development at the Miller School of Medicine and an international leader in HIV research, received the David Barry DART Achievement Award at the HIV DART and Emerging Viruses conference in Los Cabos, Mexico.

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Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c.

Study Identifies Gastric Cancer Biomarker and Possible Treatment

Scientists at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Miami, and Shantou University Medical College in Guangdong, China, have shown that the hormone receptor GHRH-R could be a potential biomarker for gastric cancer, enabling earlier diagnoses and better staging.

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Kendal Harr, D.V.M., M.S.

Veterinary Pathologist to Speak on Oil Spill Health Implications Thursday

Do you know it is likely that more 100,000 turtles and 50,000 birds were killed following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on April 20, 2010? It is also estimated that it will take 39 years for the dolphin population to recover due to exposure to the oil. Furthermore, oil spills like the Deepwater Horizon disaster affect the entire ecosystem, including people.

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