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Anthony Rizzo signs a poster for Elijah Sepich at Wrigley Field last year.

Major League Lymphoma Survivor Donates $650,000 for Teen Program at Sylvester

09.28.2017

The Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation recently made a generous $650,000 pledge to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Health System to help adolescents batting cancer and to promote cancer research. Rizzo, the founder of the Foundation, is a three-time, All-Star first baseman for Major League Baseball’s Chicago Cubs and a nine-year survivor of lymphoma, who was treated at Sylvester in 2008.

From left, Maria Santaella, M.S.N., RN-BC, with Val D. Bias, CEO of the National Hemophilia Foundation.

Maria Santaella Wins Nurse of the Year Award from National Hemophilia Foundation

09.21.2017

Maria E. Santaella, M.S.N., RN-BC, hemophilia nurse coordinator in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the Nurse of the Year Award from the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF). The award was presented during the foundation’s recent annual meeting in Chicago.

Leukemia blast cells.

Sylvester Director Dr. Stephen D. Nimer Receives Grant to Study Protein’s Link to Leukemia

09.19.2017

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was awarded a $300,000 Translational Research Program grant from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Nimer’s laboratory has been studying the RUNX1 protein, previously referred to as AML1, because it is commonly involved in chromosomal translocations seen in acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

From left, Michael Gittelman, Kymberlee J. Manni, Ph.D., Edward Abraham, M.D., UM President Julio Frenk, Jacqueline A. Travisano, Ed.D., and Jeffrey Duerk, Ph.D.

University of Miami Medical Campus Resumes Operations after Hurricane Irma

09.14.2017

Even before Hurricane Irma’s winds had finally subsided, the Miller School of Medicine campus was in recovery mode, making sure that it, and the University of Miami Health System satellite facilities, would be able to return to business as usual with minimal delay. In fact, with few exceptions, operations were back to normal on Wednesday morning, as employees returned to work, and patients began arriving for appointments.

The Miller School team shows its spirit at the FMA meeting.

Miller School Sends Big Team to Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting

09.06.2017

An enthusiastic group of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students, residents, faculty members and administrators attended the annual meeting of the Florida Medical Association last month, and one student was honored for his research work at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.