News : 2015 : August

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HIHG Researcher Featured On NIH Director's Blog

Joseph Foster, research associate at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, was featured on NIH Director’s, Dr. Francis Collins, blog: LabTV: Curious About Genetics of Deafness.

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2015 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Interns Gain Valuable Research Experience

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics hosted 14 of South Florida’s top high school seniors for the 2015 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship in Biological and Computational Sciences. The program, which received a $500,000 five-year summer training grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, provides high school students with the unique opportunity to be directly involved in scientific research.

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Back row from left, intern presenter Linda Shahin, recruiter Aaron Uhlenberg, intern presenters Carlotta Verita, Luis Fornes and Jonathan Lee. Front row from left, intern presenters Mariam Farag, Bruny Garcia, Mariana Gomez and Margherita Tonini, Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Jeffery Vance, Ph.D., intern presenters Ismael Mercier, Daniel Dager, Jordan Ledgister and Franklin Zhang.

2015 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Interns Gain Valuable Research Experience

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics hosted 14 of South Florida’s top high school seniors for the 2015 JJ Vance Memorial Summer Internship in Biological and Computational Sciences. The program provides high school students with the unique opportunity to be directly involved in scientific research.

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HIHG Researcher Featured On NIH Director's Blog - LabTV: Curious About Parkinson’s Disease

Kinsley Belle, graduate student at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics was recently featured on NIH Director’s, Dr. Francis Collins, blog: LabTV: Curious About Parkinson’s Disease…

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Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., and Derek Dykxhoorn, Ph.D.

Researchers Win Contract to Study Stem Cells from Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Miller School researchers Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., and Derek Dykxhoorn, Ph.D., have won a three-year, $721,423 U.S. Department of Defense contract to ascertain and analyze induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease patients with specific Alzheimer’s-linked genetic mutations.

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Researchers Win Contract to Study Stem Cells from Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease Patients

Miller School researchers Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., and Derek Dykxhoorn, Ph.D., have won a three-year, $721,423 U.S. Department of Defense contract to ascertain and analyze induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) from early-onset Alzheimer’s Disease patients with specific Alzheimer’s-linked genetic mutations.

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HIHG Announces New Faculty Members

We are delighted to announce the appointments of Holly Cukier, Ph.D., as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and a member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics and Anthony J. Griswold, Ph.D., as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and a member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics.

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