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Florida Cancer Data System staffers celebrate 13th consecutive gold certification.

Florida Cancer Data System Receives Gold Certification

06.30.2015

The Florida Cancer Data System, Florida’s legislatively mandated, statewide, population-based cancer registry, has received the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries’ highest certification for the 13th consecutive year. Gold certification is awarded to central registries who meet the highest levels of completeness, data quality and timeliness in cancer abstract reporting.

Ricardo Komotar, M.D.

UHealth Neurosurgeon Using New Technology to Remove Brain Tumors

06.23.2015

Neurological surgeons at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have added another novel technique to their expertise in precisely removing brain tumors. Ricardo J. Komotar, M.D., Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology at UHealth – University of Miami Health System, is one of the first neurosurgeons in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to remove a brain tumor using the NICO BrainPath system.

Erin N. Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Erin N. Kobetz Named Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity

06.17.2015

Erin N. Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been named Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In this role Kobetz will be responsible for elevating the awareness of current regional health disparities while developing a culture in which UHealth – University of Miami Health System and the Miller School can achieve health equity for patients.

From left, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Julio C. Barredo, M.D., Linda Martinez, Ph.D., Jorge Martinez, and Audrey Martinez, M.D., at a previous check presentation from CancerFree KIDS in 2012.

CancerFree KIDS Awards Grant to Dr. Julio C. Barredo

06.02.2015

Thanks to a grassroots fundraising effort, Julio C. Barredo, M.D., the Director of Children's Cancer Programs at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant to help find new treatments and cures to battle pediatric cancers.

From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D., Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D., Ronald C. Desrosiers, Ph.D., Diana Lopez, Ph.D., Jonathan C. Trent, M.D., Ph.D., Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Zubrod Memorial Lecture Program Spotlights Faculty and Young Investigators

05.26.2015

Six Miller School of Medicine physician-scientists were recognized for their contributions to cancer research and treatment as part of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 16th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 15. It was the first time multiple faculty awards have been part of the program.