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More ancient skulls bearing evidence of trepanation — a telltale hole surgically cut into the cranium — have been found in Peru than the combined number found in the rest of the world.

Holes in the Head

According to a new study led by the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s David S. Kushner, M.D., trepanation was so expertly practiced in ancient Peru that the survival rate for the procedure during the Incan Empire was about twice that of the American Civil War — when, more three centuries later, soldiers were trepanned presumably by better trained, educated and equipped surgeons.

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Some of the newly elected student members of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Gold Humanism Awards Recognize Students with Compassion, Empathy and Respect for the Whole Patient

Recognition from your peers is often the most meaningful. At the recent fourth annual Gold Humanism Awards Initiation Banquet, 33 students and one faculty member from the Miller School of Medicine learned first hand what that feels like.

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Medical campus update: Hurricane Irma

The latest on Hurricane Irma and how it is affecting the medical campus.

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A Scholar Rock antibody (in orange) is shown binding to the myostatin precursor (in green and yellow) to prevent release of myostatin's muscle growth-prevention activity.

Drug Candidate Shows Therapeutic Potential in Preclinical Model of Spinal Cord Injury

The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Scholar Rock, a biotechnology company, have announced findings from a research collaboration that has demonstrated beneficial effects of a proprietary antibody in a preclinical model of spinal cord injury.

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From left, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Nanette Vega, M.A., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., and Stephen Symes, M.D.

Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements

Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty. The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors.

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