News : 2012

David Watkins, Ph.D.

Nature Study Pinpoints Mechanism that Controls AIDS in Rare Cases

A Miller School researcher and his team have discovered how a rare, few people infected with HIV fight off AIDS without taking antiretroviral drugs, a finding that may bring scientists a step closer to developing a vaccine for HIV/AIDS.

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Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., explains the CFAR to the journalists as David Watkins, Ph.D., listens.

Miller School Gives Foreign Journalists Close-up View of War on HIV/AIDS

As the International AIDS Conference wrapped up in Washington, D.C., last week, 25 journalists from 25 countries visited the Miller School campus for an up-close view of how the U.S. is fighting the epidemic in the clinical and research arenas.

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The Miller School Wins Prestigious Designation as Center for AIDS Research

The National Institutes of Health has recognized the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as Florida’s first and only Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), a prestigious designation awarded to only about 20 of the nation’s most prolific and promising AIDS research institutions.

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Lisa Metsch, Ph.D., Enhances HIV/AIDS Care Through Research

When Lisa Metsch, a newly minted Ph.D. in sociology, joined the Miller School faculty in 1994 to evaluate HIV prevention strategies for drug users, she noticed something both troubling and transformative: The study groups assembled to test HIV interventions included people at risk for what was then a fatal disease as well as people already living with the virus.

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Marc Buoniconti and Patricia Cantwell Win Health Care Heroes Awards

Marc Buoniconti, president of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, was recognized as the 2011 Individual of Merit at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Care Heroes Awards at Jungle Island on May 12. Dr. G. Patricia Cantwell won the Health Care Professional Award.

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Six UM Investigators Receive Grants for Promising HIV/AIDS Research

The University of Miami Developmental Center for AIDS Research (D-CFAR), which provides seed money to stimulate new research and new collaborations in HIV/AIDS, has awarded grants to six investigators for the purpose of developing pilot data for NIH grant proposals.

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Miller School’s CFAR Hosts Françoise Barré-Sinoussi

The Miller School’s Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) hosted one of the world’s foremost scientists engaged in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, Ph.D., co-winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize for Medicine for the discovery of HIV, presented an hour-long lecture, “What Can We Learn from the Diverse Spectrum of HIV/SIV Infections?” to faculty and students at the Lois Pope LIFE Center auditorium…

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From left, four of the CFAR’s five directors are Savita Pahwa, M.D., Gwendolyn Scott, M.D., Margaret Fischl, M.D., and Guillermo “Willy” Prado, Ph.D.

The Miller School Wins Prestigious Designation as Center for AIDS Research

The National Institutes of Health has recognized the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as Florida’s first and only Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), a prestigious designation awarded to only about 20 of the nation’s most prolific and promising AIDS research institutions.

Read more »