Nephrology expert Jochen Reiser, M.D., Ph.D., was among the many Miller School physicians and scientists who made presentations to members of the scientific and business communities at the third annual UM Innovation Technology Showcase.
News : 2010
The 2010 Memory Walk received a big show of support from the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth on Saturday at Merrick Park in Coral Gables. Hundreds of walkers turned out for the 5K event and helped raise more than $105,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association.
Staff and faculty at the Miller School received three of the South Florida Business Journal’s 2010 Excellence in Health Care Awards, earning the top honor in every category for which they were finalists. A team at The John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) received the Community Outreach Award, while Laurence Gardner, M.D., executive dean for education and policy, was honored.
Researchers have identified a gene that appears to increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common type of the disease. Abbreviated MTHFD1L, a gene on chromosome six, was identified in a genome-wide association study by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the Miller School.
University of Miami Miller School genetic researchers teamed up with 72 centers to discover new genetic targets for autism in the second phase of a collaborative study known as the Autism Genome Project (AGP). The results were published today in the journal Nature, one of the world’s most respected peer-reviewed scientific publications.
A gene that appears to increase a person’s risk of developing late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, the most common type of the disease, has been identified by a team of researchers led by Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., director of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.