February 7, 2017, 5-8:30 p.m.
Faculty Recognition Ceremony and Development Presentation
February 14, 2017
RSVP to Kadeja Henry no later than January 31.
Office for Diversity and Inclusion Open House. Details to be distributed in February.
February 24, 2017
Medical Student and Resident Research Day
March 17, 2017
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April 28, 2017
Class of 2017 Commencement Ceremony and Reception click here for more info.
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Holiday Toy and Food Drive a Success
The Pediatric Interest Group collected and donated and food to clients of the Delray Beach Health Center. Volunteer Services provided toys to 46 families (total of 108 children) of the Delray Beach Health Center. Due to the vast donation, They were able supply toys on a second day as well, to children that were visiting the Health Center. The excitement on the children and parents faces was unimaginable, and this would not be possible without the act of giving from the students of the Pediatric Interest Group.
Study Shows Chair Yoga Reduces
Pain and Increases Quality of Life
For the millions of older adults who suffer from osteoarthritis in their lower extremities (hip, knee, ankle or foot), chair yoga is proving to be an effective way to reduce pain and improve quality of life while avoiding pharmacologic treatment or adverse events. A new study, conducted by researchers, including the College's Dr. Joe Ouslander, and published in the current issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, is the first randomized controlled trial to examine the effects of chair yoga on pain and physical function in older adults with osteoarthritis.
Study Uses C. Elegans to Model Dopamine Transporter Behavior
College of Medicine researchers in
model to research how
the dopamine transporter localizes to synapses. In the report, the team mapped sequences in the protein that determine how this protein gets from its site of synthesis in cell bodies to the synapse where it will work to inactivate dopamine. Because the worms are transparent, the scientists can express a fluorescent protein (green fluorescent protein from jellyfish) tagged version of the transporter in the worm and see where it localizes. Read more here.
Study Evaluates Vertigo Interventions
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study conducted by the College's Richard Shih, M.D., shows that two drugs are equally effective in treating vertigo. See the full study here.
Honors & Awards
Bernardo Obeso Elected to Fellowship
Bernardo Obeso, M.D., has been elected to Fellowship in the Ame
rican College of Physicians.
The FACP status that he now holds reflects his commitment to the internal medicine community.
Student Receives Dissertation Year Award
, a Ph.D., student in Integrative Biology, who received a $1,000 dissertation year award to conduct a project titled "
Exploring the Role of hPNPase in Controlling RNA Oxidation
Master's Student Accepted to M.D./Ph.D. Program
Congratulations to master's in biomedical science Student, Spring Davis, who graduated in Fall 2016, and was accepted to University of Illinois-Chicago MSTP (M.D./Ph.D.) program.