Latest News : 2015 : December

Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

Italian Surgical Team Transplants Islet Cells Using Diabetes Research Institute Technique

A surgical team in Milan, Italy, has transplanted insulin-producing islet cells in a patient with diabetes, using an innovative technique developed at the Miller School of Medicine’s Diabetes Research Institute. On November 17, Dr. Federico Bertuzzi, who heads the Islet Transplant Program at Ospedale Niguarda Ca’ Granda, a public hospital in Milan, successfully completed the first such transplant in the world outside Miami.

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More than 600 ophthalmologists from Latin America and the Caribbean attended Bascom Palmer Eye Institute’s 37th Annual Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology.

International Ophthalmologists Gather in Miami for Bascom Palmer’s Annual CURSO

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute held its 37th Annual Inter-American Course in Clinical Ophthalmology (CURSO) at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami on November 22-25. The four-day course attracted 633 ophthalmologists from 33 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. CURSO is the largest meeting in the United States held for Spanish-speaking ophthalmologists.

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Camillo Ricordi, M.D.

Dr. Camillo Ricordi Delivers Inaugural Lecture Named in His Honor

Camillo Ricordi, M.D., Director of the Miller School of Medicine’s Diabetes Research Institute, was chosen to deliver the keynote address at the Cell Transplant Society’s recent international congress in Melbourne, Australia. He delivered the inaugural Camillo Ricordi Lecture, named in his honor, on “Translational challenges and opportunities in cellular therapies and regenerative medicine.”

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Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D.

Celebration of Life Honoring Dr. Eckhard Podack Draws Hundreds of Colleagues, Family and Friends

“The greatest happiness for the thinking man is to have fathomed the fathomable; and to quietly revere the unfathomable.” These words, written by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, opened the program for the recent celebration of life for Eckhard R. Podack, M.D., Ph.D., a world-class medical researcher who devoted his life to making groundbreaking scientific discoveries that will ultimately extend or save the lives of many others.

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