With the Interventional Radiology Section team lining the halls, a grateful patient and the Dean of the Miller School smiling broadly, Govindarajan Narayanan, M.D., associate professor of radiology, declared a “new day for Sylvester” as he unveiled the new angio suite at University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.
Each cyclist rode for a different reason -- one to remember a brother who succumbed to prostate cancer, another for a spouse who’s been fighting breast cancer for years. But all of the 2,500-plus riders who participated in this year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge (DCC), shared a common goal: raising funds for the lifesaving treatments and research programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
Seven Miller School investigators are among the 31 recipients of the 2013 research grants the Florida Department of Health awarded recently to help researchers at state university and research institutes find cures for cancers and tobacco-related diseases.
Celia Schieffelin was one of more than 100 students and employees who donned workout clothes and sneakers last Wednesday to pedal, pant, and perspire at the Dolphins Cycling Challenge Spin-a-Thon, which is geared to raise funds for the lifesaving treatment and research programs at UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
A new Miller School study has identified a cellular pathway used to deactivate innate immune system signaling – a key discovery that could potentially lead to the development of novel vaccines or clinical treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
Two veteran Chief Financial Officers have joined the Miller School-UHealth team, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in healthcare finance to the University of Miami Medical Group and the Hospital Division at a critical time, the new era of healthcare ushered in by the Affordable Care Act.
As the nation marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a grant by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Inc. (FAMRI), to further its breast cancer research efforts. The grant of $150,000 is to support and encourage novel, early stage research into breast cancer, a disease associated with exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke.
Many of the University of Miami’s faculty and staff members give generously to the U. This week we profile Bradley Matthews, a sales account executive in UM’s Department of Athletics, who is grateful for the care his young son has received at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a rare form of eye cancer.
Led by the Miller School’s Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., the American Heart Association has issued a major and unprecedented scientific statement on the life-threatening or quality-of-life reducing cardiovascular problems that the growing number of childhood cancer survivors are destined to face decades after their initial treatment. It was published online in advance of print in Circulation, the official journal of the AHA.
Many of the University of Miami’s faculty and staff members give generously to the U. Starting with today’s issue of e-Update, we will profile some of the dynamic employee donors whose gifts to the institution help support a variety of University-related initiatives. This week we profile Amy Ferguson, Director of Major Gifts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.