Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center


Seed-One Ventures Invests in UM Start-up Company to Develop Broad-Based Therapies for Cancer


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and Seed-One Ventures announce the formation of Heat Biologics Inc. to develop two related platform technologies which introduce a novel lung cancer vaccine and asthma therapy, with potential applications in the treatment of a number of other inflammatory diseases. The two treatments were developed by Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., Sylvester Distinguished Professor of Medicine and chairman of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

UM/Sylvester Announces the 2008 In The Garden Gala


The kick-off event of South Florida’s fall social season – In The Garden Gala that benefits the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center – is set for Saturday, November 1 in the Grand Ballroom at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Held every other year, the gala is the signature fundraising event for Sylvester, South Florida’s only university-based cancer center.

UM Hires Top Physician-Scientist to Lead Stem Cell Transplant Program


The University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine has hired a top-tier, innovative physician and researcher from the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center to lead the adult stem cell transplant program at the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. Krishna Komanduri, M.D., will be the director of the UM/Sylvester Stem Cell Transplantation Program and associate director of translational research at the Miami Transplant Institute at Jackson Memorial Hospital.