News : 2012 : January

William O’Neill, M.D., far left, reads a scan to guide him through the catheterization.

Heart Recovery Center Launched at Miller School of Medicine

The Miller School of Medicine has launched the first-in-the-nation Heart Recovery Center, further underscoring its expertise in treating cardiovascular disease. This new focus on recovering heart muscle was on display last week as the Miller School hosted a regional hemodynamics course, complete with a live case presentation to more than 100 of the country’s leading interventional cardiologists.

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Ferenc Rick, M.D., Ph.D., Andrew Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c., and Norman Block, M.D.

Antagonists of Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone Inhibit Advanced Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men in most Western nations. Managing the disease in advanced cases is especially problematic because of severely limited treatments. Therefore, novel therapies are critically needed. A team of Miller School physician-scientists has demonstrated that an antagonist of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) has the ability to suppress the progression of late stage prostate cancer. The findings are published in the January 16 online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Bahamas Medical Symposium

The International Medicine Institute (IMI) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted a medical symposium in collaboration with Colina Insurance in the Bahamas in December, 2011.

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