When Danielle Press went boating off Key Biscayne the afternoon of September 14, she didn’t realize she would be severely injured in a boating accident and make medical history. One month after being rushed to Ryder Trauma Center, surgeons from the Miller School of Medicine/Jackson Memorial Hospital performed the world’s first nerve graft using a combination of Press’ own nerve and Schwann cells.
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Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, neurological surgery and neurology at the Univerisity of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine, an extraordinary honor that reflects the height of professional achievement and commitment to service in health and medicine.