Tasuku Akiyama, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a five-year, $1.7 million National Institutes of Health grant to study the neuronal circuit of affective (anxiety-related) itch. Dr. Akiyama’s research focuses on the mechanisms that drive chronic itch at the systemic, cellular and molecular levels.
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The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery recently held its second annual Celia & Samuel Resnik Research Day, featuring 28 oral and 32 poster presentations that highlighted the discoveries and accomplishments of the trainees, residents and faculty in its robust skin biology research and training programs.
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.