Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of public health sciences and Director of the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Jessie Trice Hero Award for her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of underserved and minority populations.
Extending Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s outreach to Peru, a University of Miami and Jackson Memorial Hospital team led by Julio C. Barredo, M.D., Director of Children’s Cancer Programs at Sylvester and the Toppel Family Chair in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, recently conducted the initial training workshop for specialists who will operate Peru’s first comprehensive pediatric bone marrow transplant referral center.
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and UM Division of Interventional Oncology have teamed up to host an unforgettable event, “Drive for Life,” from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, and Sunday, October 13, at Palm Beach International Raceway, 17133 Bee Line Highway, in Jupiter.
Joining Broward County officials and University of Miami leadership, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) last week celebrated the opening of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at its new Plantation location. UM President Donna E. Shalala noted that Sylvester at Plantation also will give Broward patients convenient access to the Miller School of Medicine's more than 100 current clinical trials.
Over the decades, thousands of basic science studies on the thyroid gland and thyroid hormone have been published, but they lacking a standard design, making it difficult to compare and apply their results to improving the diagnosis and treatment of thyroid diseases. The Miller School’s Antonio C. Bianco led the international task force charged with resolving that problem.
Support the Dolphins Cycling Challenge and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center with your next catering order from Corporate Caterers. Now through October 31, the company will donate 10 percent of University catering orders to the DCC, benefiting Sylvester and its cancer research efforts.
Francisco Vega, M.D., Ph.D., an expert in the diagnosis and investigation of cancers arising from the blood and lymphatic system, has been appointed director of hematopathology in the Department of Pathology. Formerly head of the Lymphoma Section at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Hematopathology, Vega officially joined the Miller School and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center September 1.