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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

J. William Harbour, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Study Size and Gene Expression to Classify Uveal Melanomas

June 07, 2016

A team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has conducted two new studies that may help guide prognosis and treatment of uveal melanomas. Building on key discoveries made in recent years, the research team, led by J. William Harbour, M.D., an eye cancer expert at Sylvester, factored tumor size and mutations into a patient’s prognosis.

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Marco Ruggeri, Ph.D.

Bascom Palmer’s Dr. Marco Ruggeri Named Emerging Vision Scientist

June 07, 2016

Marco Ruggeri, Ph.D., research assistant professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was named a 2016 Emerging Vision Scientist by the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research for developing cutting edge imaging technologies for diagnostic and surgical applications in ophthalmology. Ruggeri was one of seven researchers selected from across the U.S. for the 2016 class of emerging vision scientists.

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Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., and Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D.

Two Bascom Palmer Physicians Named among World’s 100 Most Influential in Ophthalmology

May 03, 2016

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s Chairman, Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., and Philip J. Rosenfeld, M.D., Ph.D., have been named two of the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Ophthalmology. Alfonso is known for his clinical expertise and research in eye diseases, corneal surgery, corneal transplantation and ocular microbiology. Rosenfeld is one of the world’s leading experts on age-related macular degeneration.

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Abigail S. Hackam, Ph.D.

New Research Supports Grapes’ Benefits to Eye Health

April 19, 2016

Compounds found in grapes may help protect against eye disease, according to new research led by researchers at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The study, published in the journal Nutrition, showed that a diet supplemented with grapes was able to counter damage from oxidative stress and preserve retinal structure and function in a laboratory model of retinal degeneration.

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From left, Deborah Newman, Jael Hodgson and Monique Gattuso, all from pediatric critical care at Holtz Children's Hospital.

1,500 Turn Out for Medical Campus ‘Week of Well-Being’ Event

April 07, 2016

For Nicole Crooks, a family care coordinator at the Mailman Center for Child Development, the University of Miami “Week of Well-Being” medical campus event on Tuesday, April 5, provided an opportunity to learn about UM’s comprehensive benefits programs. For Frank Sotolongo, a patient account representative in the Miller School’s Department of Surgery, the goal was “to see all latest wellness offerings available to us.”

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