Latest News : 2010

Basic Science Chairs Launch Discovery Science Grand Rounds

The basic science department chairs at the Miller School will host the Discovery Science Grand Rounds the second Thursday of each month starting January 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium.

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Women’s Cancer League Developmental Grant Program 2010-11 Awardees Announced

The Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute is pleased to announce this year’s Sylvester Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute’s Women’s Cancer League Developmental Grant Program awardees.

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From left, Coleen Atkins, Ph.D., Marina Casalino-Matsuda, Ph.D., David Kamons, of Northern Trust, which manages the Stanley J. Glaser Foundation; Dean Pascal Goldschmidt, M.D.; Kent Benedict, of Northern Trust; Arumugan Jayakumar, Ph.D.; Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.; and Michael Kim, Ph.D., celebrate this year’s awards.

Glaser Research Awards Honor Miller School's Rising Stars

Seventy Miller School faculty, including several department chairs and center and institute directors, gathered in the Clinical Research Building last week to honor this year’s winners of the Stanley J. Glaser Research Awards and hear presentations from last year’s winners.

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James and Esther King and Bankhead-Coley grants help advance cancer research

Miller School Scientists Awarded Millions in State Research Grants

The battle against cancer being waged in numerous Miller School labs is getting a $12 million boost from the Florida Department of Health’s Biomedical Research Program grants supporting research in cancer and tobacco-related diseases. Twenty-three UM researchers collectively won about 27.5 percent – the largest share – of the $45.5 million in grants awarded…

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May Abdel-Wahab, M.D., and Sheldon Greer, Ph.D.

Clinical Trial for Metastatic Brain Cancer Launching at Sylvester

Patients battling lung and breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain currently have limited effective treatment options. This has created a critical need for the development of new therapies. Researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have just received approval to begin enrolling patients…

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Eli Gilboa, Ph.D., Fernando Pastor, Ph.D., and Despina Kolonias, M.S.

Research Team Develops Novel Strategy to Destroy Tumors Using the Immune System

Harnessing the immune system is emerging as one of the most promising new ways to fight cancer. Most cancer cells are eliminated by the immune system; however, over a lifetime, a few may escape this immune surveillance and lead to tumors and metastases.

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Laurence Sands, M.D., associate professor of surgery, accepted a 2010 George Paff Teaching Award from the Class of 2011. Also pictured are Elizabeth Ko and Joseph Greene, members of the Class of 2011.

Miller School Students Honor Faculty Members with 2010 George Paff Teaching Awards

Before a dozen faculty members were recognized with the 2010 George Paff Teaching Awards, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., associate dean for undergraduate medical education, presented a slide show to remind award recipients and other audience members of Paff’s impressive career as a Miller School educator.

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