Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Adam E. Carlin Appointed Chair of Sylvester Board of Governors


The cancer center also announced five business and community leaders have joined as new members of the Sylvester Board of Governors.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, has announced that Adam E. Carlin, Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Management Director at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, has been appointed Chairman of the Sylvester Board of Governors. Sylvester also announced five new Board members.

“We are very grateful to Adam for accepting the position as Chair of our Board,” said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester. “Adam has been a Sylvester champion and Board member for many years and I’ve gotten to know him as a deeply respected community leader, with a keen business sense and true passion for the work we do at Sylvester. I look forward to his leadership as Chair and his valuable counsel.”

“It is an incredible honor and privilege to have the opportunity to work closely with Sylvester leadership as well as its doctors and researchers to truly make a difference in the lives of our current and future patients as well as their families,” said Carlin. “My primary goal as Board Chair is to do anything necessary to help assure Sylvester continues on its quest to provide our community and patients with the best treatment and care.”

In his role at Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management, Carlin advises ultra-high net worth individuals and families, endowments, pension funds as well as for profit and nonprofit institutions. He is an active supporter of education, having taught at both the undergraduate and graduate levels at the University of Miami School of Business Administration. He currently serves on the boards of the New World Symphony, The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Cancer Support Community Greater Miami and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

In addition to the Board Chair, Sylvester announced the following new Board members:

Community leaders

Norman Braman: Braman has played a vital role in South Florida for many years as both entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 1995, he and his wife Irma established the Braman Family Foundation, which, through grants, supports a wide spectrum of art, religious, and charitable causes, including funding for the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester.

Eric Feder: Feder is President of Lennar Commercial and Vice Chairman of Rialto Capital Management. He is involved in many charitable endeavors serving the community, including serving on the board for the Dolphins Cancer Challenge as Vice Chairman, which raises funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Craig Robins: Robins is CEO and President of Dacra, the real estate development company he founded in 1987. He is also the Founder and Chairman of the Anaphiel Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting arts education; a member of the Board of Trustees of the Perez Art Museum Miami; and an active supporter of ICA Miami.

University appointments

Leonidas Bachas: Bachas is Dean of the University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences. He joined the University of Miami in July 2010. A distinguished analytical and biological chemist, Bachas was formerly the Frank J. Derbyshire Professor of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky and chair of its Department of Chemistry. Throughout his career, he made mentoring young instructors and researchers one of his top priorities.

Jean-Pierre Bardet: Bardet is Dean of the University of Miami College of Engineering. He joined the University of Miami in that role in August 2015. His research interests range from earthquake engineering and tsunamis to geomechanics, civil infrastructure systems, and megacities. He is the recipient of awards from numerous scientific organizations, including the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering Science and Technology, the National Academy of Engineering, and the National Science Foundation.

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