A team of Miller School of Medicine researchers has been awarded a $1.26 million grant to explore genetic variation in U.S.-born and foreign-born Hispanic patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The project will build upon the existing interdisciplinary IBD clinical and genomics research collaborative at the Miller School.
Jacob McCauley, Ph.D., associate professor in the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics and Associate Director of the Center for Genome Technology, has been awarded a $3.1 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, to expand genetic studies of multiple sclerosis within the Hispanic population.
R. Rodney Howell, M.D., professor and Chairman Emeritus of the Department of Pediatrics, and a member of the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected President of the International Society for Neonatal Screening (ISNS). His three-year term will begin on September 11 at the 2016 ISNS International Symposium in The Hague, the Netherlands.