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July 16, 2012 | Monday 
Researchers to Create World Database for Nervous System Repair
With the ultimate goal of accelerating the discovery of drugs to regenerate or protect nerves after spinal cord injury, Miller School of Medicine researchers have received a $2.5 million National Institutes of Health grant to develop a novel database that will enable neuroscientists to search the voluminous and growing number of studies related to nervous system repair, and link relevant data from those studies to other resources. | more

Researcher Awarded $9.9 Million Grant to Develop HIV Vaccine
David Watkins, professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Pathology, has been awarded a $9.9 million grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to develop an HIV vaccine. | more

Study: Winds, Current Steered Deepwater Horizon Oil Away from South Florida
Using the High Performance Computing Core at the University of Miami’s Center for Computational Science, Rosenstiel School researchers have shown how ocean currents and winds kept oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill from reaching South Florida. | more

Collegetown UM Doctors Lecture Series: Aging Gracefully
Sara J. Czaja, Leonard M. Miller Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and scientific director of the Center on Aging, will present “Aging Gracefully” on Thursday, July 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Whitten Learning Center, Room 120, as part of the Collegetown UM Doctors Lecture Series. | more

Kaplan Named Medical Director and Head Team Physician for UM Athletics
Lee Kaplan, associate professor of orthopaedics and chief of UHealth Sports Medicine in the Miller School’s Department of Orthopaedics, has been named medical director and head team physician for UM Athletics. | more

Botts and Wieclaw Named to National Watch Lists
Punter Dalton Botts and placekicker Jake Wieclaw, both of whom excelled as first-time starters for the Miami Hurricanes football team in 2011, have been named to national watch lists at their respective positions. | more

• ‘Raising ’Canes’ Collaboration Earns Recognition | more

  • UM Educator Jennifer Langer-Osuna Receives Prestigious Fellowship | more
  • Business School Helps Prepare Top Latin American Executives for Doing Business in the U.S. | more
  • History Graduate wins David John Ruggiero Dissertation Award | more
  • Miller Road and San Amaro Drive Intersection Closed | more
  • UM Bookstore Now Handles Personal Technology Retail Purchases | more
  • PEER Program Accepting Applications | more
  • Export Compliance Sessions | more
    Famed Composer’s Works Find a Home at UM
    Composer, arranger, and pianist Aldemaro Romero was an innovator of Venezuelan music, contributing to its increased visibility on the international scene. Now his works have found a home at the University of Miami. The Otto G. Richter Library recently celebrated the acquisition of 100 original manuscripts and other archival materials from the legendary Venezuelan composer. Pictured at the event are, from left, Esperanza B. de Varona, chair of the Cuban Heritage Collection; Ruby Romero-Issaev, Romero’s daughter; William D. Walker, dean of libraries and university librarian; and Cristina Favretto, head of Special Collections.
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    The Essentials of Caregiving
    This lunchtime seminar, sponsored by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, will provide an overview of the caregiving journey that most of us will embark upon at some point and to some degree—whether for a spouse, parent, or even a friend. Nancy Stein, founder of Seniority Matters, Inc., will cover the types of resources available, how to learn what your needs are, how to access the type of services needed, and more. | more

    • Information Technology to Upgrade Spam Filtering System | more
    • Hurricane Preparedness for Researchers | more

    Cinema Professor, Film Critic to Discuss Films of Woody Allen

    Cinema Professor Christina Lane and film critic Dan Hudak will discuss the work of Woody Allen, one of the most prolific, funny, and acclaimed contemporary filmmakers in history. The free panel discussion takes place tomorrow, July 17 at 6:30 p.m. at Books & Books Coral Gables. | more

    Gear Up for the 2012 Dolphins Cycling Challenge
    Riders and teams are already gearing up for this year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC), a two-day, 170-mile charity cycling event to benefit Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center that will take place from November 3 to 4. This week’s featured rider is Ana Marie Landin, research associate in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the Miller School of Medicine. | more

    Tuesday, July 17: CHP Public Program: Engaging with the Americas: Perspectives from the U.S. Southern Command | more
    Thursday, July 19: Ophthalmology Grand Rounds| more
    Friday, July 20: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Seminar Series: Insights into the Mitochondrial Respiratory Chain: From Cytochrome c Oxidase Assembly to Respirasome Biogenesis| more
    Friday and Saturday, July 20-21: Oncology Nursing Certification Review Course| more
    Friday through Wednesday, July 20-25: Cosford Screenings: Elles | Macbeth | Take This Waltz
    Monday through Friday, September 10-14: Save the Date: Foundations for Translational Research Bootcamp| more
    Saturday, July 21: Sports Concussion Community Workshop 2012| more
    Monday, July 23: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar| more
    Thursday, July 26: Collegetown UM Doctors Lecture Series: Aging Gracefully| more
    Through October 21: Introspection and Awakening: Japanese Art of the Edo and Meiji Period, 1615-1912| more
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