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New Study Shows Stem Cells Can Be Given Safely to Stroke Patients with Catheterization Procedure

A national study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has shown that the delivery of stem cells to the brain using a tiny catheter introduced through the groin into the carotid artery in the brain is safe for patients with strokes.

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David R. Gater, Jr., M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. David Gater Named Chair of Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

David R. Gater, Jr., M.D., Ph.D., will join UHealth and the Miller School of Medicine on June 1 as chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Gater comes from Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine, where he has been the inaugural Rocco Ortenzio Chair of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation since 2013.

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Robert M. Quencer, M.D.

Dr. Robert Quencer Receives Gold Medal for Career Contributions to Spine Imaging

Robert M. Quencer, M.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Radiology, has received the Gold Medal from the American Society of Spine Radiology. The Gold Medal — the ASSR’s highest award — is given to an individual who has made major contributions to the science of spine imaging, to spine imaging research, to the society itself and to education in radiology.

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Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

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A team of UHealth neurosurgeons and neurologists was the first in the eastern U.S., and the second in the nation, to implant the Vercise Cartesia Directional Lead.

UHealth Parkinson’s Experts Continue to Advance Deep Brain Stimulation with Newer Surgical Options

Neurologists and neurosurgeons at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System are continuing to advance Deep Brain Stimulation for people with Parkinson’s Disease. Among the health system’s latest surgical advances, the team recently became the first in the eastern U.S. and the second in the nation to implant the Vercise Cartesia Directional Lead.

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