Adding to an already illustrious list of awards and accomplishments, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., professor and Chairman of Neurology and Olemberg Family Chair of Neurological Disorders, has been named President-Elect of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN). Sacco was unanimously elected to the two-year position during the AAN’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on April 20.
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When Shaurya Joshi, a Ph.D. student in biomedical science in the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology, heard about the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal Saturday, his first thoughts were of his mom and relatives living in the nation’s capital, Katmandu.
Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., Pharm.D., M.S., Professor and Lucille P. Markey Chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Associate Director of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute (BioNIUM), has been elected to the Real Academia Nacional de Farmacia de España.
Matthias A. Salathe, M.D., professor of medicine and molecular and cellular pharmacology, and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, was recently awarded a competitive $1.95 million grant from the Florida Department of Health to conduct an unprecedented study on whether e-cigarette vapors have toxic effects on human airways.
While we usually associate allergies with red, teary eyes, University of Miami researchers Anat Galor, M.D., M.S.P.H, and Naresh Kumar, Ph.D, have discovered that there is a correlation between dry eye and allergy seasons. Dry eye is a disease with symptoms that include burning and dryness, as well as blurred vision. It affects one in six Americans over the age of 50.