In an upcoming phase two human study, researchers will use nine outcome fields — cognitive, behavioral, psychosocial, sleep, pain, sensorimotor, cardiovascular, inflammatory biomarkers, and neuroimaging studies — to evaluate the drug’s efficacy.

‘Concussion Pill’ Shows Promise in Pre-Clinical Pilot Study

Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, along with their partners at Scythian Biosciences, are one step closer to finding a new treatment for concussion. In 2016, the multidisciplinary Miller School team embarked on a five-year study to examine the effects of combining CBD with an NMDA antagonist for the treatment of traumatic brain injury and concussion.

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 From left, Sheila A. Conway, M.D., Cynthia Emory, M.D., and Kristy Weber, M.D.

Breaking Into Orthopaedics a Challenge for Female Surgeons

Women are better represented in the ranks of medicine than ever before. One need only look at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s current first-year students — the Class of 2021 — in which a full 58 percent of the class is female. But while the number of women in medicine continues to grow, one specialty in particular — orthopaedic surgery — continues to lag far behind all others in gender equality.

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Award winners with Faculty Council and Miller School leadership.

Miller School Faculty Council’s Inaugural Award Program Honors Teaching and Research Excellence

The Faculty Council of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine held its first-ever awards program during its final meeting of the academic year on May 22. The atmosphere was just right for something new, with faculty members chatting amiably beside a well-stocked supper buffet, and live jazz adding a musical dimension to the event.

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Current grading systems for muscle injuries provide clinicians with inadequate information.

Muscle Injuries Should be Graded Differently to Guide Athletes’ Return to Sports, Study Finds

Current grading systems for muscle injuries may not provide clinicians with enough information to guide athletes on when they can return to their respective sports with minimal risk of re-injury. That’s the finding of an article co-authored by Thomas M. Best, M.D., Ph.D., research director at the University of Miami Sports Medicine Institute, and published in the Journal of Sport and Health Science.

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Amiethab A. Aiyer, M.D., demonstrates proper ankle wrapping to a group of medical students.

Dr. Amiethab A. Aiyer Receives Grant to Study Prevention of Arthritis in the Ankle

In hopes of finding new ways to potentially prevent the debilitating effects of arthritis in different regions of the ankle, Amiethab A. Aiyer, M.D., chief of the Foot & Ankle Service and assistant professor in the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Division of Orthopaedic Surgery, recently received a prestigious research grant from the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS).

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