Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Women’s Cancer Association of UM Announces Annual Donations to Fund Research


The Women’s Cancer Association of the University of Miami has donated $322,500 to fund six different research projects at the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. The single highest award, the Madelon Ravlin Memorial Award for $100,000, went to Sean P. Scully, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation at UM/Sylvester and Nandor A. Garamszegi, Ph.D., instructor of orthopaedics, to fund their study The Role of Tissue Degradation in Invasion and Metastasis of Osteosarcoma. The donation was made May 8th at the 50th Annual Installation and Grant Distribution Luncheon held this year at the Coral Reef Yacht Club.

UM/Sylvester Elects Rick Morgan as New Friends For Sylvester Chair


Rick Morgan — co-head of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Miami and Aventura offices and member of the firm's Board of Directors — was elected chair of Friends for Sylvester (FFS) at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. As chair, Morgan is charged with leading the Friends for Sylvester Board and nearly 350 members.

Renowned UM Physician Awarded Presidential Citation


Mark S. Soloway, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Urology at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and physician leader of the Prostate, Bladder, and Kidney Cancers Site Disease Group at UM/Sylvester, has been awarded the Presidential Citation by the American Urological Association. The award was given at the AUA’s annual meeting, held this year in Orlando.

Sagemont Lower School Holds Skate-a-thon to Raise Money for Cancer Research at UM/Sylvester


More than three dozen students at Sagemont Lower School in Weston are not old enough to be left alone, but are learning a grown-up lesson in giving back. They held a skate-a-thon fundraiser at Kaboom’s Skating Arcade in Davie on Saturday, May 10th, raising more than $1,800 in donations for the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Papanicolaou Corps For Cancer Research Donates Largest Gift Ever


The 19,000 member Papanicolaou Corps for Cancer Research today announced its largest, record-breaking gift of $4.15 million to fund cancer research at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, surpassing last year’s donation by $1 million. “We are so pleased to be able to present this gift to UM/Sylvester, especially given the current economy,” said Barbara Pessel, president of the Pap Corps, an all-volunteer fundraising group with members across the tri-county area that has supported cancer research at the University of Miami for 56 years.

UM/Sylvester Executive Named Chair of National Cancer Development Organization


Marilyn Stern Emas, M.Ed., executive director of development at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been named chair of the National Association of NCI-Supported Cancer Centers Development Officers (NACCDO). The organization works in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute’s Public Affairs and Marketing Network (PAN) for the purpose of sharing information and resources among the development, public affairs and marketing programs of cancer centers; enhancing the public understanding of the nation’s cancer-research efforts.

UM/Sylvester Hosts Annual Cancer Research Competition Featuring MIT Professor Dr. Tyler Jacks


The University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted the ninth annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Competition on Thursday, May 1. This year’s lecture was presented by Tyler Jacks, Ph.D., the David H. Koch Professor of Biology and the director of the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.