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UM Brings Top Dermatologist to Lead Melanoma Clinic

12.26.2008

James M. Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D. has joined the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery. Grichnik, who earned his medical degree from Harvard University, will focus his attention on expanding the melanoma program at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Luminaire’s PaperLove Art Auction Raises $240,000 to Benefit Sylvester

12.12.2008

With titles such as “Paper Vase,” “Kiss,” “Just a Moment,” and “Recycle Me,” the creations of dozens of artists were displayed for Luminaire PaperLove on Thursday evening, December 4. While the online bidding is still being tallied, the live art auction, created by Luminaire founders Nargis and Nasir Kassamali, raised more than $240,000 for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

UM Nobel Laureate Researcher Discovers Antioxidant Activity of Growth Hormone-Releasing Hormone

12.08.2008

h4. Finding Could Lead to Novel Treatment of Cancer and Neurodegenerative Diseases Researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have discovered the antioxidant activity of growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) antagonists in cancers. This discovery could lead to novel therapies against various cancers as well as neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s.