News and Events : 2017 : October

The recipients of the 2017 Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics: from left, Luc Bertrand, Ph.D., Dana Bis, Ph.D. candidate, Anastasia Vedenko, Ph.D. candidate, and David Sant, Ph.D. candidate.

Researchers Receive the Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics

Three University of Miami Miller School of Medicine doctoral students and one postdoctoral researcher have been selected for a prestigious award that honors the legacy of a renowned geneticist, the late Louis J. “Skip” Elsas, M.D. The four were named as the 2017 recipients of the Louis J. Elsas Research Award in Biochemical Genetics, established by the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation in 2011.

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DHG Faculty to Serve as Key Personnel for up to $30.2 Million Award in Alzheimer's Disease Research

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The Alzheimer’s disease Follow-Up Study research team during a study meeting. From left, Brian Kunkle, Ph.D., Jeffery Vance, M.D., Ph.D., Katrina Celis Delgado, M.D., Margaret Pericak-Vance, Ph.D., Larry Deon Adams, and Michael Cuccaro, Ph.D. Delgado and Adams are clinical coordinators for the HIHG diversity studies.

Miller School and Collaborators to Receive up to $30.2 Million for Alzheimer’s Research

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and collaborators have been selected to receive awards totaling up to $30.2 million in grant funding for Alzheimer’s disease research. The awards include a grant expected to total $22.7 million over five years and a second grant for $7.5 million. Both awards were given by the National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institutes of Health.

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Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D.

Sylvester Genetics Researcher Receives Prestigious Pioneer Award from NIH

A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center genetics researcher was honored today with the prestigious “Pioneer Award” and a five-year $5+ million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant will support Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D., professor of human genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, in pursuing a novel line of research on “Enhancer RNA Therapy.”

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