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J. William Harbour, M.D.

Sylvester Associate Director Receives $2.5 Million Grant for Predictive Testing of Ocular Melanoma

May 23, 2017

J. William Harbour, M.D., associate director for basic research at Sylvester, and the Mark J. Daily Chair and vice chairman for translational research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute, a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study predictive testing of ocular (or uveal) melanoma, one of the deadliest types of cancer.

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Bascom Palmer Sponsors SEEING Exhibition at New Frost Museum of Science

May 08, 2017

The new Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science officially opens to the public Monday, May 8, with a special exhibition, SEEING: WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING AT?, made possible with the generous support of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. On view through October 20, SEEING investigates how eyes, brains, and robots see, while tackling the complex sensory experience of vision, understanding, and perception.

Focusing On You: Dr. Alana Grajewski

April 25, 2017

During this week’s segment of “Focusing on You: Breakthroughs in Precision Medicine,” Alana Grajewski, M.D., Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, discusses the opening of the Samuel & Ethel Balkan International Pediatric Glaucoma Center, the world’s first integrated services center dedicated to helping infants and children with glaucoma.

Dan Gologorsky, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Daniel Gologorsky Receives Resident Excellence Award

April 19, 2017

Daniel Gologorsky, M.D., M.B.A., a third-year resident at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the 2017 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation Resident Excellence Award. He received the award for exemplary performance in research, patient care, leadership and education.

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The top images show the untreated retina, left, and the effect of anti-Scg-3 therapy to treat retinopathy of prematurity in a mouse model. The bottom images zoom in on the blood vessels.

Study Suggests New Way to Prevent Vision Loss in Diabetics and Premature Babies

March 22, 2017

Researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, have identified a new molecule that induces the formation of abnormal blood vessels in the eyes of diabetic mice. The study suggests that inhibiting this molecule may prevent similarly aberrant blood vessels from damaging the vision of not only diabetics, but also premature infants.

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Thinh Tran, M.D., MBA., chief clinical officer and chief operating officer, joins the hand sanitizer mascot at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Successful Patient Safety Week Concludes

March 17, 2017

Friday was the fifth and final day of Patient Safety Week activities. With the theme of the day being preventing infection, hands across campus were washed and sanitized in record numbers. Hand sanitizer bottles were given away throughout UHealth locations, and the Hand Sanitizer Mascot made surprise inspirational appearances.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Study Points to Dangers in Unproven Stem Cell Treatments in Local Clinic

March 16, 2017

Three South Florida women suffered serious loss of vision soon after receiving stem cell treatments for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) at a Broward clinic in 2015, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. “The retinal detachments, bleeding in the eyes and other blinding complications in these three patients raise concerns about stem cell clinics that charge patients for their services and that lack clinical data to support their practices,” said Thomas Albini, M.D., associate professor of clinical ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute and co-author of the study.

From left, student pharmacist Bibi Barrios with UMH Pharmacy Clinical Manager Marlene Delavalle, Pharm.D.

Patient Safety Week Activities Continue on Thursday

March 14, 2017

Wednesday, the third day of Patient Safety Week, focused on the safe use of medications. It was a day of important educational outreach, an amusing but informative takeoff on the TV game show “Jeopardy” and an opportunity for UHealth’s pharmacy experts to enjoy some time in the spotlight. Thursday’s activities will focus on the safe use of alarms.

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