In the spirit of the holiday season, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center announces today a gift to the community: the Well Being/Being Well conference, an integrated, educational approach to helping individuals achieve a healthy lifestyle. The conference will feature best-selling author and pioneer in the field of mind and body, Deepak Chopra, and UM President and former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Donna E. Shalala, as keynote speakers. The event is part of UM/Sylvester’s continuous commitment to offer the community a broad range of information about living with and surviving cancer as well as maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The Well Being/Being Well inaugural conference will be held at the Miami InterContinental Hotel on April 22, 2008.
Izidore S. Lossos, M.D., director of the lymphoma program at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor of medicine at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine received the 2007 Celgene Young Investigator Award for Achievements in Clinical Hematology Research during a ceremony Saturday, December 8th in Atlanta. This is the sixth year for the prestigious award that is given to a clinician under the age of 45 who has made a significant research contribution in clinical hematology.
Nordstrom, Inc., one of the nation’s leading fashion specialty retailers, will kick off the opening of its third Miami-area store with an evening gala on Wednesday, February 13, 2008. The party is expected to raise more than $300,000 for the Junior League of Miami, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis/The Miami Project at the University of Miami, and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Nordstrom Aventura Mall opens on Friday, February 15, 2008.
Party in the Park was a huge success, gathering more than 500 guests, along with cancer survivors and their doctors at the Village of Merrick Park. The November 29th event featured eleven patients modeling designer fashions as they graced the runway with their world-renowned doctors who escorted them through their treatment. Guests were treated to food and drinks from South Florida’s top restaurants. Guests came from as far away as Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to support UM/Sylvester in its research and clinical mission. CBS4 was on hand along with other photographers and videographers. The event raised more than $100,000 for cancer research at UM/Sylvester.
Today marks a momentous occasion for the University of Miami and its Miller School of Medicine as the University takes ownership of the newly renamed University of Miami Hospital and Clinics. Owning and operating a full-scale hospital is a first for the 55-year-old medical school.