People and Community

Alex Azar, who—as the nation’s top health expert—supervised Operation Warp Speed to develop COVID-19 vaccines in record time, will undertake a teaching and policy research position at the University of Miami this September.

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Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.

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Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.

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Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.

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Sophomore saves sister’s life with stem cell donation

After a live-saving transplant to overcome leukemia, Sophia Nealon teamed up with her sister to create “Bye, Bye, Bad Blood,” a creative children’s tale that aims to teach young cancer patients about their diagnosis and prepare them and their families for what is to come.

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Surfside mayor navigates challenges, tragedy

Mayor Charles W. Burkett, a University of Miami alumnus, is leading the town of Surfside out of an unthinkable tragedy.

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Surfside mayor navigates challenges, tragedy

Mayor Charles W. Burkett, a University of Miami alumnus, is leading the town of Surfside out of an unthinkable tragedy.

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Surfside mayor navigates challenges, tragedy

Mayor Charles W. Burkett, a University of Miami alumnus, is leading the town of Surfside out of an unthinkable tragedy.

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Director’s entrepreneurial spirit boosts the Launch Pad

Brian Breslin is an innovative leader who became an entrepreneur at 15. He brought his expertise to the Launch Pad—the University of Miami’s business support center—where he became its leader in 2017.

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Director’s entrepreneurial spirit boosts the Launch Pad

Brian Breslin is an innovative leader who became an entrepreneur at 15. He brought his expertise to the Launch Pad—the University of Miami’s business support center—where he became its leader in 2017.

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New evidence shows the COVID-19 Delta variant rapidly rising

The University’s coronavirus sequencing effort uncovered that there are several variants present in its patient population, but Delta is chief among them and easily transmitted. And its presence is likely triggering a local surge in the infectious disease.

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New evidence shows the COVID-19 Delta variant rapidly rising

The University’s coronavirus sequencing effort uncovered that there are several variants present in its patient population, but Delta is chief among them and easily transmitted. And its presence is likely triggering a local surge in the infectious disease.

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Researchers offer lifelines to Black women with HIV

Coinciding with the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, a unique Department of Psychology study known as MMAGIC helped dozens of marginalized women through unprecedented stress.

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Researchers offer lifelines to Black women with HIV

Coinciding with the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, a unique Department of Psychology study known as MMAGIC helped dozens of marginalized women through unprecedented stress.

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University Libraries sheds light on turmoil in Cuba, Haiti

Learn more about the Cuban and Haitian diasporas from the University’s Special Collections and Cuban Heritage Collection—the largest archive of materials about Cuba outside of the island.

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Bascom Palmer ranks No. 1 for 20th year in U.S. News & World Report

The Bascom Palmer Eye Institute was ranked first for the 18th consecutive year—20th time overall—since the publication began surveying U.S. physicians for its annual “Best Hospitals” rankings 32 years ago.

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Students help peers with research needs

Peer research consultants are trained to assist undergraduate and graduate students with a wide range of requests in Richter Library.

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Florida Task Force 2 members come home

Nearly a month after the deadly Surfside condo collapse, the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team/Task Force 2, which includes two Miller School of Medicine physicians, ends its deployment.

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Florida Task Force 2 members come home

Nearly a month after the deadly Surfside condo collapse, the South Florida Urban Search and Rescue Team/Task Force 2, which includes two Miller School of Medicine physicians, ends its deployment.

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Researcher advances strategy to manage fisheries

Renato Molina, assistant professor, explores how transboundary marine protected areas can lead to greater fisheries cooperation between countries.

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Researcher advances strategy to manage fisheries

Renato Molina, assistant professor, explores how transboundary marine protected areas can lead to greater fisheries cooperation between countries.

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The good and the bad for chocolate lovers

With the recent celebration of World Chocolate Day and National Milk Chocolate Day around the corner, it is a good time to remember some of the benefits of chocolate.

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The good and the bad for chocolate lovers

With the recent celebration of World Chocolate Day and National Milk Chocolate Day around the corner, it is a good time to remember some of the benefits of chocolate.

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Historian appointed Bacardí Chair in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

Michael J. Bustamante, noted scholar and author of “Cuban Memory Wars,” will help launch an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Cuban studies.

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Historian appointed Bacardí Chair in Cuban and Cuban-American Studies

Michael J. Bustamante, noted scholar and author of “Cuban Memory Wars,” will help launch an interdisciplinary undergraduate program in Cuban studies.

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Two studies examine how Latin American journalists cope with stress

University collaborations, one in Mexico and the other in Brazil, show that many reporters turn to colleagues and their desire to provide public service to bolster emotional strength when facing threat and harassment.

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Two studies examine how Latin American journalists cope with stress

University collaborations, one in Mexico and the other in Brazil, show that many reporters turn to colleagues and their desire to provide public service to bolster emotional strength when facing threat and harassment.

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Union leader: Flight attendants under threat from unruly passengers

During a talk hosted by the Miami Herbert Business School, Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, highlighted the role of collective action to safeguard workers’ rights and livelihoods.

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Union leader: Flight attendants under threat from unruly passengers

During a talk hosted by the Miami Herbert Business School, Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA, AFL-CIO, highlighted the role of collective action to safeguard workers’ rights and livelihoods.

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Frost School, Festival Napa Valley ‘join forces’

The Frost School of Music continues to expand opportunities for students and has partnered with the music, food, and wine festival. A selected group took a musical journey to California to perform in the 10-day event.

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Frost School, Festival Napa Valley ‘join forces’

The Frost School of Music continues to expand opportunities for students and has partnered with the music, food, and wine festival. A selected group took a musical journey to California to perform in the 10-day event.

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