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Dr. Lee Kaplan Presented with The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine

From left, rear, Norman Freidman, Nate Kaplan, Lisa Kaplan, Merry Kaplan, Jack Kaplan, Petra Levin and Dina Kaplan. From left, front, Lee Kaplan, M.D., with Stephen Levin.

From left, rear, Norman Freidman, Nate Kaplan, Lisa Kaplan, Merry Kaplan, Jack Kaplan, Petra Levin and Dina Kaplan. From left, front, Lee Kaplan, M.D., with Stephen Levin.

At a ceremony overlooking the University of Miami’s athletic fields, Lee D. Kaplan, M.D., chief of the University of Miami’s Division of Sports Medicine, became the first holder of The Petra and Stephen Levin Endowed Chair in Sports Medicine.

Kaplan was presented with the chair at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center November 9 before family, friends, and colleagues, as well as leadership from UM, UHealth, and the Miller School of Medicine. The chair will help promote Kaplan’s research into world-class treatment at the UM Sports Medicine Institute, one of the first academic, university-based sports medicine programs in the region, which is housed at Lennar, one of the finest facilities in the nation.

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From left, Gladys Campa, L.M.H.C., UHealth social worker and mental health counselor; Lisa Bard Levine, M.D., M.B.A., CEO, the MAVEN Project; Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A.; Diana Tunjano, UHealth medical assistant; Evette Torres, A.R.N.P., telehealth and special projects coordinator; Rolando Martinez, driver and registrar; Ana Maria Melero, A.R.N.P., M.S.N., M.P.H., clinical coordinator; Roxane Williams, M.P.H., program coordinator; Stacey DiStefano, director of strategic operations; and Maria V. Ferraris, M.Ed., project manager.

MAVEN Telehealth Project Will Improve Access to Specialty Care for Underserved Populations

Throughout Miami-Dade County, patients without health insurance frequently face long waits for specialty care. But the collaborative MAVEN Project launched Friday, November 17, at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Mailman Center for Child Development, promises to make a big difference by connecting patients to volunteer physicians through mobile clinics equipped with telehealth systems.

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A normal mouse spleen section, left, next to a spleen section from a mouse that has developed acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Awards Prestigious Grant to Sylvester to Accelerate Epigenetic Research

Recognizing the expertise, proven success record and promise of further discovery, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has awarded a Specialized Center of Research (SCOR) grant to a 12-member team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. The team is led by Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., director of Sylvester.

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Scientists in the new shared wet lab space.

UM and CIC Miami Establish South Florida’s First Shared Wet Lab for Early-Stage Biomedical Startup

The University of Miami and the Cambridge Innovation Center in Miami (CIC Miami) have partnered to establish South Florida’s first shared wet lab space for early stage biomedical startups. Years in the making, it is the final step in attracting and fostering biomedical discoveries in the South Florida region.

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A Step Closer to Realizing the Promise of Precision Medicine in Cancer

New findings by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center may prove to be an important solution to one of the more difficult problems faced in the field of precision medicine when it comes to treating cancer. An article reporting their findings, “Discordancy Partitioning for Validating Potentially Inconsistent Pharmacogenomic Studies,” was published online November 9 by Scientific Reports.

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Dr. Thomas J. Harrington with the 2017 Harrington Program graduates of the UM/Jackson internal medicine residency. Video & Photo Gallery

Renowned Harrington Medical Training Program Celebrates 50th Anniversary

Peru’s former Minister of Health Patricia Jannet Garcia Funegra, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Panamanian infectious disease specialist Nestor Sosa, M.D., and Brazilian oncologist Paulo M.G. Hoff, M.D., Ph.D., are three of the 464 Latin American and Caribbean physicians who have gained invaluable clinical and research knowledge in the past five decades through the William J. Harrington Medical Training Programs.

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