News and Events : 2017

A schematic showing how injection of gene therapy via a viral vector into the spinal cord offers promise to relieve chronic pain conditions.

Gene Therapy Provides Pain Relief Equivalent to Morphine in Study

In a new study published in NeuroReport, senior author Roy C. Levitt, MD, lead author Eugene S. Fu, MD, and their colleagues of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Management, showed delivering a key regulatory gene using an adeno-associated viral (AAV) vector could provide prolonged and profound analgesia in mice.

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University of Miami is First to Use New Epidural Device for Pain Management

University of Miami physicians are the first in the United States to offer patients pain relief using a new epidural infusion device recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The new instrument makes it easier to verify correct placement of the epidural injection.

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The Miller School team shows its spirit at the FMA meeting.

Miller School Sends Big Team to Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting

An enthusiastic group of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students, residents, faculty members and administrators attended the annual meeting of the Florida Medical Association last month, and one student was honored for his research work at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Medical campus update: Hurricane Irma

The latest on Hurricane Irma and how it is affecting the medical campus.

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Doctor examining patient's foot.

Collaborative Clinical Study Tests Impact of Novel Imaging Technology on Diabetic Foot Ulcers

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, working in collaboration with the inventors of a novel imaging technology at the Florida International University Department of Biomedical Engineering, are conducting a clinical study of a scanner that can see into tissue and monitor real-time physiological activity in diabetic foot ulcers.

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From left, patient Leon Jalfon with Ben Riestra, chief administrative officer of the Lennar Center.

Playing His Way Back to Health

Several weeks ago, patients and employees at the new Lennar Foundation Medical Center in Coral Gables began to notice classical music filling the front of the building. Someone was playing the piano in the building’s lobby — Chopin, specifically — and the music was rising up through the atrium to the floors above. The pianist turned out to be Leon Jalfon, a 20-year-old patient at the Lennar Center, who, upon seeing the Steinwa

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From left, Joshua D. Lenchus, D.O., with Brett Scotch, D.O., President of the Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society.

Dr. Joshua D. Lenchus Receives Osteopathic Medical Society’s Achievement Award

Joshua D. Lenchus, D.O., associate professor of clinical medicine, anesthesiology and radiology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, received the annual President’s Achievement Award from the Hillsborough County Osteopathic Medical Society. Lenchus was presented the award at the December board meeting of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association.

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