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From left, Megan Baker, UM President Donna E. Shalala, Ronan T. Swords, M.D., Ph.D., Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

Dr. Ronan T. Swords Receives Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia

10.29.2014

Ronan T. Swords, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine and Director of the Leukemia Program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received the Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia. The endowment comes from The Pap Corps: Champions for Cancer Research, a volunteer organization that raises money solely for cancer research at Sylvester.

UM held a ceremonial groundbreaking last Thursday for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center, scheduled to open on the Coral Gables campus in 2016. From left to right are Lennar Foundation trustees Waynewright Malcolm; Allan Pekor; Marshall Ames, who also serves as chairman of the foundation; and Shelly Rubin; UM President Donna E. Shalala; Lennar Foundation trustee Stuart A. Miller, who chairs the UM Board of Trustees; Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, Dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth; Joe Natoli, UM Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer; and Thomas J. LeBlanc, UM Executive Vice President and Provost.

Gift of $50 Million to Name UHealth's New Coral Gables Medical Center

10.29.2014

The Lennar Foundation, the charitable arm of The Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of quality homes, has given a lead gift of $50 million to name the UHealth at Coral Gables ambulatory center. A ceremonial groundbreaking event for The Lennar Foundation Medical Center took place last Thursday afternoon.

Suzanne Lechner, Ph.D.

Community-Based Programs Reduce Stress for Black Breast Cancer Survivors

10.28.2014

A team of researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a community-based stress management intervention program improved the psychological adaptation of underserved black breast cancer survivors. They also found that an educational program providing post-treatment breast cancer health and wellness information had a similar effect.

Scientist and Pulitzer prize-winning author Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.

Registration Open for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s WellBeingWell Conference

10.21.2014

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is proud to present the third WellBeingWell conference sponsored by Chico’sFAS. The one-day event will take place Thursday, November 6, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami Hotel from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Among the highlights are keynote speakers including Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.

Charles Vogel, M.D., accepts the proclamation from Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief recognizing October as “National Breast Cancer Awareness Month” and October 14 as “UM Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Day.”

Dr. Charles Vogel Receives Breast Cancer Proclamation from Broward Commissioners

10.21.2014

In an afternoon ceremony at the Broward County Government Center in Fort Lauderdale on October 14, Charles Vogel, M.D., professor of medicine and Director of the Women’s Center at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach, received a proclamation recognizing Sylvester as one of three centers that diagnose and treat the vast majority of breast cancer patients in Broward County each year.

UM sophomore CC Schieffelin, right, with her mother Barb, who lost her battle with cancer.

Bittersweet Success

10.21.2014

The video Celia’s Ride, which was produced by David Sutta Photography and chronicles UM sophomore Celia Schieffelin’s bittersweet success at raising more than $40,000 for the fourth Dolphins Cycling Challenge, has been nominated for a Suncoast Emmy, in the Community Service Announcement category.