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The Academic Minute for 2022.08.15-2022.08.19

The Academic Minute from 08.15 – 08.19

Monday, August 15th
Ranjith Ramasamy University of Miami
The Impacts of COVID-19 and its Vaccines on Male Fertility
Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D., is an associate professor and director of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Reproductive Urology program. His extensive research in male fertility has been documented in various peer-reviewed journals. His team was the first to publish scientific research that showed that the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not impact male fertility. Dr. Ramasamy is the second recipient of the Young Investigator Award of Excellence from the Sexual Medicine Society of North America. He was also the recipient of the Ira and Esther Rosenwaks New Investigator Award from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in 2020. He is currently the recipient of a 3-year R01 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant for a first-of-its-kind study for treating erectile dysfunction using a combination of platelet-rich plasma and shockwave therapy.

Tuesday, August 16th
Luanda Grazette – University of Miami
Heart Failure: No Longer A Death Sentence
Dr. Luanda Grazette joined the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in November 2020 and is a professor of medicine and Director of Advanced Heart Failure, Heart Failure Recovery and Therapeutic Innovation. Her NIH funded clinical and translational research centers on the basic mechanisms of cardiac toxicity, plasticity and survival. In addition, she is an active mentor of students, residents and fellows.

Wednesday, August 17th
James Galvin – University of Miami
Properly Diagnosing Lewy Body Dementia
James Galvin, M.D., M.P.H., has over 25 years as a clinician-scientist specializing in brain health, cognitive aging, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, and related disorders. He has authored more than 300 papers, edited three books, and written 25 book chapters. He has been awarded over $100 million in grants from the NIH, Alzheimer’s Association, Michael J Fox Foundation, Departments of Health in New York and Florida, and numerous family and private foundations.

Thursday, August 18th
Christine Dinh – University of Miami
Multicenter National Clinical Trial For Neurofibromatosis Type 2
Dr. Christine Thuyvan Dinh, MD – Miami, FL – Neurotology – Book Appointment (

Friday, August 19th
Maria Abreu – University of Miami
Diet Studies for Patients with IBD and Crohn’s
Dr. Maria Abreu is a renowned gastroenterologist at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. She is a professor of medicine and professor of microbiology and immunology and director of the University of Miami Health System Crohn’s & Colitis Center.

Dr. Abreu has been selected as vice president of the American Gastroenterological Association which puts her in line to be president-elect in 2023 and president of the 16,000-member association in 2024.


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