Health and Medicine

The new Public Health Ambassadors program, formed to support the safe reopening of campus and COVID-19 operating plans, officially kicked off with a virtual training this week.

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COVID-19 testing required of all students prior to return to campus

All students—both residential and non-residential—must test negative for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall semester.

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COVID-19 testing required of all students prior to return to campus

All students—both residential and non-residential—must test negative for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall semester.

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COVID-19 testing required of all students prior to return to campus

All students—both residential and non-residential—must test negative for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall semester.

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COVID-19 testing required of all students prior to return to campus

All students—both residential and non-residential—must test negative for COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall semester.

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Student enjoys being at the forefront of discovery

Employing her love for scientific inquiry that developed at a young age, Isadora Smith conducts research that could help lead to revolutionary treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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Student enjoys being at the forefront of discovery

Employing her love for scientific inquiry that developed at a young age, Isadora Smith conducts research that could help lead to revolutionary treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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Student enjoys being at the forefront of discovery

Employing her love for scientific inquiry that developed at a young age, Isadora Smith conducts research that could help lead to revolutionary treatments for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disorders.

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Pence visits University of Miami to highlight launch of COVID-19 clinical trials

“Today is a day of hope,” Vice President Mike Pence said during Monday’s visit to the Miller School of Medicine, where he and Gov. Ron DeSantis praised health care providers for their dedication and innovation in battling the pandemic.

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Pence visits University of Miami to highlight launch of COVID-19 clinical trials

“Today is a day of hope,” Vice President Mike Pence said during Monday’s visit to the Miller School of Medicine, where he and Gov. Ron DeSantis praised health care providers for their dedication and innovation in battling the pandemic.

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Wearing a mask helps ’Canes care for ’Canes

University of Miami leadership explain why wearing a mask is critically important for the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.

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Wearing a mask helps ’Canes care for ’Canes

University of Miami leadership explain why wearing a mask is critically important for the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff.

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Miller School panel discusses diversity and the need to confront racism

Led by University of Miami leaders and experts in civil rights and diversity, the panel talked about improving diversity, defeating racism, and creating a welcoming atmosphere at the Miller School of Medicine.

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Miller School panel discusses diversity and the need to confront racism

Led by University of Miami leaders and experts in civil rights and diversity, the panel talked about improving diversity, defeating racism, and creating a welcoming atmosphere at the Miller School of Medicine.

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Miller School dean to lead panel on racial justice

Henri R. Ford will chair a Miller School of Medicine event on July 22 that will feature experts on inclusion, civil rights, and diversity who will discuss ways to promote racial equality at the University and in South Florida.

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Researchers use 3D printing to develop a reusable N95 mask

Miller School of Medicine professors and students are closing in on design that could address the worldwide shortage of the most effective mask against COVID-19.

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Data experts to explore pandemic’s ethical challenges

Amid increased public health surveillance and contact tracing, a July 23 panel discussion will focus on the tricky balance between saving lives and protecting personal privacy.

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Quality of indoor air plummeted in some homes during COVID-19 shutdown

Environmental sensors placed in Miami- and Baltimore-area homes by University of Miami public health researcher Naresh Kumar recorded elevated levels of particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and other harmful substances during a two-month, stay-at-home period.

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Quality of indoor air plummeted in some homes during COVID-19 shutdown

Environmental sensors placed in Miami- and Baltimore-area homes by University of Miami public health researcher Naresh Kumar recorded elevated levels of particulate matter, carbon monoxide, and other harmful substances during a two-month, stay-at-home period.

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Summer program for budding neuroscientists retains its buzz online

Forced by the pandemic to rethink its research-focused program for undergraduates, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has more than quadrupled its reach by moving to a remote format.

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Summer program for budding neuroscientists retains its buzz online

Forced by the pandemic to rethink its research-focused program for undergraduates, The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis has more than quadrupled its reach by moving to a remote format.

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Researchers gear up for preclinical testing of coronavirus vaccine

Immunologist Natasa Strbo and her team are using their work on vaccines for HIV, malaria, and Zika to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.

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Researchers gear up for preclinical testing of coronavirus vaccine

Immunologist Natasa Strbo and her team are using their work on vaccines for HIV, malaria, and Zika to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.

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University engineers, architects design 3D-printed nasal swabs

A University of Miami team awaits FDA approval to mass-produce nasopharyngeal swabs used in coronavirus testing.

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University engineers, architects design 3D-printed nasal swabs

A University of Miami team awaits FDA approval to mass-produce nasopharyngeal swabs used in coronavirus testing.

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University leaders host town halls to share plans about the fall semester

During Tuesday’s virtual events, members of the University of Miami leadership discussed the essential steps that will be taken to safely resume campus activities.

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University leaders host town halls to share plans about the fall semester

During Tuesday’s virtual events, members of the University of Miami leadership discussed the essential steps that will be taken to safely resume campus activities.

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Innovative device to remotely monitor student-athletes' health amid the pandemic

With student-athletes returning to campus, the University is adding “tele-vigilance” to its multifaceted approach for containing the coronavirus.

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Innovative device to remotely monitor student-athletes' health amid the pandemic

With student-athletes returning to campus, the University is adding “tele-vigilance” to its multifaceted approach for containing the coronavirus.

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Why Brazil is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic

In a webinar hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, experts discussed why the country has been impacted so deeply.

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Why Brazil is now the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic

In a webinar hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas, experts discussed why the country has been impacted so deeply.

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