Florida Surgeon General and Secretary of Health John Armstrong, M.D., presented the state’s Cancer Center of Excellence Award to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on April 17, making it the only South Florida cancer center to receive the distinguished award.
Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine and CEO of UHealth, opened the program by welcoming Armstrong and other visitors. He cited Sylvester’s treatment of more than 5,000 new cancer patients each year and credited the visionary leadership of Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Sylvester’s Director, with attracting the top clinicians and researchers necessary to build a world-class cancer center.
With an eye toward finding leading-edge therapies to battle cancer, representatives of The Saul and Theresa Esman Foundation recently visited the Miller School of Medicine to take a tour of facilities and meet with the researchers whose work the Foundation has been supporting.
Eugene R. Schiff, M.D., Leonard Miller Professor of Medicine, Director and Dr. Nasser Ibrahim Al-Rashid Chair in the Schiff Center for Liver Diseases and Director of the Hepatology Research Laboratory at the Miller School of Medicine, has received the Hepatitis B. Foundation’s 2015 Baruch S. Blumberg Prize.
As part of National Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week, the University of Miami medical students and faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology’s Division of Head and Neck Surgery, hosted free, community head and neck cancer screenings on April 15-17.
Once again, the Miller School of Medicine has made the top tier of the “Most Affordable Medical Schools’ rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. Among private allopathic medical schools, which grant M.D. degrees, the Miller School, at $42,610 for annual costs, is second only to Baylor College of Medicine in the 2016 rankings.
The University of Miami Graduate School recognized its top graduate students, faculty, and staff at the 2014-2015 Graduate Awards Ceremony, including the Miller School’s Sandra L. Lemmon, Ph.D., professor of molecular and cellular pharmacology and Director of the M.D./Ph.D. program, as the Outstanding Graduate Program Director.