Health and Medicine

Sierra Domb uses her communications skills to raise awareness of and funding for studies on a sensory-altering neurological condition.

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COVID-19 is ravaging Latin America

In a virtual seminar hosted Wednesday by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, participants presented projections for deaths in the region.

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COVID-19 is ravaging Latin America

In a virtual seminar hosted Wednesday by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, participants presented projections for deaths in the region.

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COVID-19 is ravaging Latin America

In a virtual seminar hosted Wednesday by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, participants presented projections for deaths in the region.

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COVID-19 is ravaging Latin America

In a virtual seminar hosted Wednesday by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, participants presented projections for deaths in the region.

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Price of testing for COVID-19 can be off the charts

Lack of both transparency and competition in the fragmented health care industry pave the way for surprise billing and a wide variability in costs for diagnosis, say health care policy specialists.

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Price of testing for COVID-19 can be off the charts

Lack of both transparency and competition in the fragmented health care industry pave the way for surprise billing and a wide variability in costs for diagnosis, say health care policy specialists.

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Price of testing for COVID-19 can be off the charts

Lack of both transparency and competition in the fragmented health care industry pave the way for surprise billing and a wide variability in costs for diagnosis, say health care policy specialists.

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center receives transformational $126 million gift

Sylvester, part of UHealth and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will use the anonymous gift—the largest in the University’s history—to propel into its next chapter of excellence.

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center receives transformational $126 million gift

Sylvester, part of UHealth and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, will use the anonymous gift—the largest in the University’s history—to propel into its next chapter of excellence.

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COVID-19 in the Americas seminar will explore policies, perspectives

Participants in the virtual discussion—hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation—will discuss data and projections for the region, which continues to be a hot spot for the virus.

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COVID-19 in the Americas seminar will explore policies, perspectives

Participants in the virtual discussion—hosted by the Institute for Advanced Study of the Americas and the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation—will discuss data and projections for the region, which continues to be a hot spot for the virus.

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A leadership conversation about the fall semester

In these unprecedented times, University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Erin Kobetz, who is leading the tracking and tracing efforts on campus, provide a candid assessment of the University’s reopening progress.

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A leadership conversation about the fall semester

In these unprecedented times, University of Miami President Julio Frenk and Erin Kobetz, who is leading the tracking and tracing efforts on campus, provide a candid assessment of the University’s reopening progress.

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Miller School part of nationwide convalescent plasma study

The University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute is starting a controlled, randomized trial to gather data about whether plasma is as helpful to treat COVID-19 as some physicians believe.

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Course explores global health and disparities during the pandemic

Students enrolled in a public health class will examine how countries reacted, or failed to react, to COVID-19 to protect their residents.

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Rules are different for dating during a pandemic

A University of Miami expert explains the new conventions of courting in an environment where social distancing is mandatory.

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Voluntary COVID-19 testing begins Thursday

The University of Miami will randomly test students, faculty, and staff for COVID-19 as part of its tracking strategy to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic infections across all campuses.

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Voluntary COVID-19 testing begins Thursday

The University of Miami will randomly test students, faculty, and staff for COVID-19 as part of its tracking strategy to determine the prevalence of asymptomatic infections across all campuses.

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New dashboard tracks coronavirus impact on the University community

The University of Miami COVID-19 Dashboard, released Monday, provides a snapshot on testing, positive results, students in quarantine or isolation, and hospitalizations.

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New dashboard tracks coronavirus impact on the University community

The University of Miami COVID-19 Dashboard, released Monday, provides a snapshot on testing, positive results, students in quarantine or isolation, and hospitalizations.

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Having a doctor who shares the race of their patients may ease pain

New research suggests that Black patients may have less pain and anxiety when treated by a physician of their own race.

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Having a doctor who shares the race of their patients may ease pain

New research suggests that Black patients may have less pain and anxiety when treated by a physician of their own race.

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Obese people face greater risk from COVID-19

There is new evidence that a body mass index of 30 or more can cause more vulnerability and severe complications if one contracts the coronavirus.

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Obese people face greater risk from COVID-19

There is new evidence that a body mass index of 30 or more can cause more vulnerability and severe complications if one contracts the coronavirus.

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What you need to know about accessing student services

Various student-focused offices—including the Student Health Service, Counseling Center, and Camner Center for Academic Resources—are ready and able to assist via virtual visits.

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What you need to know about accessing student services

Various student-focused offices—including the Student Health Service, Counseling Center, and Camner Center for Academic Resources—are ready and able to assist via virtual visits.

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Student records history during the pandemic

Amanda Nwaba, a Miller School of Medicine student, is gathering stories that document how her peers have been involved in battling COVID-19—not just in Miami, but with information that impacts the country.

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Student records history during the pandemic

Amanda Nwaba, a Miller School of Medicine student, is gathering stories that document how her peers have been involved in battling COVID-19—not just in Miami, but with information that impacts the country.

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Public health student learns the power of a phone call

So far, junior Nicolas Hernandez has provided more than 1,000 Spanish-speakers in the Carolinas with vital information about the novel coronavirus.

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Public health student learns the power of a phone call

So far, junior Nicolas Hernandez has provided more than 1,000 Spanish-speakers in the Carolinas with vital information about the novel coronavirus.

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