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Nick and Marc Buoniconti pose with Great Sports Legends and other honorees.

32nd Great Sports Legends Dinner Raises Millions for Miami Project to Cure Paralysis

The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, honored an unparalleled group of Hall of Famers, gold medalists, world champions and philanthropists in front of a crowd of more than 1,300 supporters Monday night, raising millions for spinal cord injury research during the 32nd Annual Great Sports Legends Dinner.

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Human kidneys.

Dr. Alessia Fornoni Receives Grants to Study Alport Syndrome

Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, director of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center, and associate director of the newly NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program, has received $100,000 in research funding from the Alport Syndrome Foundation.

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From left, Manuel Blandino Rosano, Ph.D., with Ernesto Bernal-Mizrachi, M.D.

Research Illuminates Potential Pathway to Type 2 Diabetes

Researchers at the Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are taking a closer look at a cell signaling pathway known to be important in regulation of insulin sensitivity. Specifically, they want to learn more about how changes in this mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) pathway within beta cells of the pancreas can lead to development of type 2 diabetes.

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From left, Maria Santaella, M.S.N., RN-BC, with Val D. Bias, CEO of the National Hemophilia Foundation.

Maria Santaella Wins Nurse of the Year Award from National Hemophilia Foundation

Maria E. Santaella, M.S.N., RN-BC, hemophilia nurse coordinator in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the Nurse of the Year Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). The award was presented during the foundation’s recent annual meeting in Chicago.

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Opioid Crisis Linked to Rise in Fungal Eye Infections, Say Bascom Palmer Researchers

A rise in fungal infections of the retina is linked to the nation’s opioid crisis, according to researchers at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Physicians treating intravenous drug users should be aware of this dangerous complication and screen their patients for recent changes in their vision.

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