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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

News 2016

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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