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Mr. Stephen Zubrod, Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., and Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D.

Sylvester Hosts Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture


The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center proudly hosted the 11th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session on May 21. This year’s distinguished lecturer was Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., professor of biology and human genetics at Howard Hughes Medical Center at the University of Utah.

W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., Eckhard Podack, M.D., Ph.D., and Payton Liberto (center) at the 2010 Health Care Heroes Awards.

Two Miller School Faculty Honored with Health Care Heroes Awards


Two Miller School of Medicine faculty members were honored at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Health Care Heroes Awards at Parrot Jungle Thursday afternoon. W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., chief medical officer of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor of otolaryngology, was presented the premier honor at the luncheon, the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award.

May Abdel-Wahab, M.D., and Sheldon Greer, Ph.D.

Clinical Trial for Metastatic Brain Cancer Launching at Sylvester


Patients battling lung and breast cancer that has metastasized to the brain currently have limited effective treatment options. This has created a critical need for the development of new therapies. Researchers at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have just received approval to begin enrolling patients...

The Kalish Family presented the endowed chair to Krisha V. Komanduri, M.D., in honor of the late Ronald Kalish. In the back row with Dr. Komanduri, fourth from left, are Mr. Kaslish’s family, daughter-in-law Michele, grandson Ben, son Geoff, and wife Nedra. In front are grandchildren Lily and Eli.

The Kalish Family Dedicates the Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation


A standing-room only crowd celebrated the official dedication of The Kalish Family Endowed Chair in Stem Cell Transplantation to Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D., last week, a generous gift designed to help one of the world's leading stem cell transplant innovators fulfill his dream of curing the kind of dreadful cancers that claimed successful businessman Ronald Kalish in the prime of his life.

SunSmart 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness Draws Hundreds of People


More than 200 participants turned out for the third annual SunSmart Sprint 5K Run/Walk for Melanoma Awareness on Saturday, May 1. Runners and walkers gathered at Crandon Park on Key Biscayne for the 7 a.m. race, which raised an estimated $8,000 for the Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery to research and develop more treatment options for skin cancer patients.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on Track to Receive $9.5 Million


The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine could receive nearly $10 million for continued cancer research as a result of the 2010 legislative session. This additional funding approved by the state House and Senate will enable Sylvester to recruit more researchers with expertise in specific areas of cancer, along with their research teams. In turn, this money will play a criti