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Joshua M. Hare, M.D., with Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D.

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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Poor Sleep a Cause of Cognitive Decline in Older Adults

People who suffer from poor sleep and complain of difficulties getting their brain in gear might find validation in a study by researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine which shows that too little or interrupted sleep can, eventually, lead to impaired brain function.

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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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A patient who suffered a spinal cord injury received a brain implant that allows him to use his thoughts to move his paralyzed right arm

Transforming Thoughts to Movement Offers New Hope for Spinal Cord Injury Patients

What if paralyzed limbs could move using only the power of one’s thoughts? Borrowing a story line from the realm of science fiction, a team of researchers at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis—together with neurosurgeons and biomedical engineers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine—are using a brain-machine interface to make this once seemingly impossible feat a reality for victims of spinal cord injury (SCI

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Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Tatjana Rundek and Shelly Baer Receive ‘In the Company of Women’ Awards

Two outstanding women at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were honored at the 31st annual “In the Company of Women” awards ceremony, which showcased the contributions of 15 local women leaders. Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., was co-winner of the Outstanding Woman in Science and Technology award, and Rochelle A. “Shelly” Baer, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., received the Outstanding Woman in Health and Human Services award.

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