e-Update: News for University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Faculty and Staff

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Ernesto A. Pretto, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., left, with Christopher A. Fraker, Ph.D.

Ernesto A. Pretto, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., left, with Christopher A. Fraker, Ph.D.

Miller School Researchers Develop Revolutionary Anesthesia Formulation

An innovative anesthesia formulation developed by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine research team could dramatically improve surgical care around the world.

“If proven safe and effective in clinical trials, this new formulation could revolutionize the delivery of general anesthesia,” said Ernesto A. Pretto, Jr., M.D., M.P.H., professor and Chief of the Division of Solid Organ Transplant and Vascular Anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology.

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David F. Ertel, M.B.A., M.P.H.

David F. Ertel, M.B.A., M.P.H.

David F. Ertel to Assume Top Financial and Strategy Positions at Miller School and UHealth

David F. Ertel, M.B.A., M.P.H., the Chief Financial Officer of Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, has been named Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer for Health Affairs.

As CFO, Ertel will be responsible for the business systems of the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, reporting to Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., Senior Vice President for Health Affairs and CEO of UHealth.

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Mustafa Tekin, M.D.

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Mustafa Tekin, M.D.

Miller School Researchers Identify Gene Essential to Normal Inner Ear Development

A Miller School of Medicine research team led by Mustafa Tekin, M.D., a professor in the Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics who has been exploring the genetics of deafness for more than a decade, has discovered a previously unrecognized gene, ROR1 (receptor tyrosine kinase-like orphan receptor 1), that is essential for the development of the inner ear and hearing in humans and mice. Their findings were recently published in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences).

The inner ear is a vertebrate organ of delicate and complex architecture that translates sound into electrical signals deciphered by the brain. Despite recent progress in identifying genes that determine many forms of hearing loss — the most common sensory disorder — the genetic basis of inner ear anomalies has remained largely unknown. Tekin’s team’s expertise in identifying and characterizing deafness genes led to a $2 million NIH grant to identify the genetic causes of inner ear anomalies, which in turn led to the discovery of ROR1.

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Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D.

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Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Goldberger Describes New Precision Therapies for Atrial Fibrillation at Lemberg Lecture

Though it is one of the most common heart rhythm disorders, atrial fibrillation (A-fib) can eventually lead to heart failure or stroke if not properly diagnosed and treated.

Jeffrey Goldberger, M.D., M.B.A., Chief of the Cardiovascular Division in the Department of Medicine at UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, is working on the development of new precision therapies that could dramatically improve the health outcomes of patients with A-fib.

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From left, Stephen Siegel, Chairman, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee, Elizabeth J. Franzmann, M.D., Craig H. Smith, Partner, Hogan Lovells, presenting sponsor of Biomedical Award, and Charles Felix, Publisher, South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report, and Co-Chair, Health Care Heroes Awards Task Force.

From left, Stephen Siegel, Chairman, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee, Elizabeth J. Franzmann, M.D., Craig H. Smith, Partner, Hogan Lovells, presenting sponsor of Biomedical Award, and Charles Felix, Publisher, South Florida Hospital News & Healthcare Report, and Co-Chair, Health Care Heroes Awards Task Force.

Sylvester’s Dr. Elizabeth J. Franzmann honored with 2016 Health Care Heroes Award

The Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce has honored Elizabeth J. Franzmann, M.D., Director of Head and Neck Research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, with the 2016 Health Care Heroes Award in the biomedical category. This prestigious award recognizes individuals, institutions and programs that have made an extraordinary impact on the South Florida health care community, and whose acts of heroism represent a display of dedication to excellence in their area of expertise beyond the scope of their profession.

Franzmann was presented with the Health Care Heroes Award at the May 10 event in recognition of her groundbreaking clinical research on selective salivary biomarkers for oral and throat cancers and her extensive work in oral cancer treatment and prevention, a disease diagnosed in more than 600,000 people worldwide, and 48,000 in the U.S. each year.

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From left, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., Ana M. Palacio, M.D., M.P.H., Rose Van Zuilen, Ph.D., and S. Barry Issenberg, M.D.

From left, Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., Ana M. Palacio, M.D., M.P.H., Rose Van Zuilen, Ph.D., and S. Barry Issenberg, M.D.

Educational Development Office is Reorganized to Better Meet Faculty Needs and Fulfill Mission

The Educational Development Office (EDO) has been reorganized to better meet the needs of faculty at the Miller School of Medicine and fulfill its mission. Effective June 1, the EDO is now led by Acting Co-Directors Alex J. Mechaber, M.D., professor of medicine, the Bernard J. Fogel Chair in Medical Education, and Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, and S. Barry Issenberg, M.D., the Michael S. Gordon Professor of Medicine and Medical Education, and Senior Associate Dean for Research in Medical Education, who will leverage the resources of both the Office of Medical Education and the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education.

Other members of the new EDO leadership team are Acting Associate Director Rose Van Zuilen, Ph.D., associate professor of medicine, and Acting Assistant Director Ana Palacio, M.D., M.P.H., associate professor of medicine. The EDO leadership will be working closely with all Miller School scientists, clinicians and technology experts who have a focus in medical education innovation, research and faculty development.

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Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D.

Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Jeffrey Brosco Appointed to HHS Advisory Committee on Disorders in Newborns and Children

Jeffrey P. Brosco, M.D., Ph.D., a nationally recognized pediatrician and scholar at the Miller School of Medicine, has been appointed to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children.

Brosco, who is professor of clinical pediatrics and Associate Director of the Mailman Center for Child Development, will serve a four-year term on the committee, which advises the HHS secretary on policies related to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel of tests given to newborns to detect serious genetic and metabolic conditions.

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J. William Harbour, M.D.

J. William Harbour, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Study Size and Gene Expression to Classify Uveal Melanomas

A team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has conducted two new studies that may help guide prognosis and treatment of uveal melanomas.

Building on key discoveries made in recent years, the research team, led by J. William Harbour, M.D., an eye cancer expert at Sylvester, factored tumor size and mutations into a patient’s prognosis. The findings from their studies were recently published as separate articles in JAMA Ophthalmology.

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Miller School Class of 2017 participants Linsey E. Lindley, Ph.D., left, with Seth Sankary.

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Miller School Class of 2017 participants Linsey E. Lindley, Ph.D., left, with Seth Sankary.

Medical Education Conducts Skills Exercises for Third-Year Students

The University of Miami Hospital and Clinics welcomed 198 third-year Miller School of Medicine students from both the Miami and regional medical campuses for the 21st annual Objective Structured Clinical Examinations — a medical school rite of passage that tests the clinical skills of students. More than 100 faculty members from the Departments of Anesthesiology, Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Family Medicine served as faculty evaluators in the annual assessment.

During the two days of exercises, held June 4-5, 11 stations were set up, each with objectives to measure specific competencies. At most stations, students encountered people portraying patients and were required to obtain an appropriate history from them, perform an appropriate physical exam or display proficiency in communication skills. Stations also assessed students’ clinical reasoning and decision-making skills. The exercises are modeled after the United States Medical Licensing Exam Step 2 Clinical Skills Examination, a required component of medical licensure in the U.S.

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Jean Marie Malecki, M.D., M.P.H.

Jean Marie Malecki, M.D., M.P.H.

‘Public Health Legend’ Dr. Jean Marie Malecki Honored With Distinguished Alumna Award

One of the first American public health officials to deal with a bioterrorism attack in the United States recently received the Distinguished Alumna Award from the Department of Public Health Sciences.

Jean Marie Malecki, M.D., M.P.H., received her Master of Public Health degree from the Miller School of Medicine in 1986. In the early days of the School’s Department of Public Health Sciences, she also taught epidemiology, biostatistics and public health, and she remained an adjunct professor until 2009. Since 1991, she has spent her career championing advanced public health care initiatives as Director of the Palm Beach County Health Department.

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Lazaros J. Lekakis, M.D.

Lazaros J. Lekakis, M.D.

Novel Immunotherapy Trial for Lymphoma Offers Hope to Patients at Sylvester

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are testing a novel cellular immunotherapy approach to treating patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who have failed standard therapy. This investigational anti-CD19 chimeric antigen receptor T cell (CAR-T) therapy, known as KTE-C19, is being studied in a Phase II clinical trial for patients with aggressive non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Sylvester is the first cancer center in South Florida to treat patients using this new approach.

“CAR-T cells represent a remarkable new way of harnessing the immune system and redirecting it to destroy cancer cells,” said Lazaros J. Lekakis, M.D., associate professor of medicine, a hematologic oncologist at Sylvester and principal investigator for the trial at the cancer center. “In this trial, Kite Pharma, the sponsor of the study, genetically engineers the patient’s own T cells, an important component of the immune system, to recognize lymphoma cells and attack them in a way that mimics the way the immune system fights serious infections.”

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From left, Jackson Bowser, Eileen Davis, Ph.D., Laura Cruz, Ph.D., Abby Araya, BreAnne Danzi, Bridget Davidson, Tasha Brown, Clara Ko, Brian Richter, Allison Weinstein, Ph.D., and Jason Jent, Ph.D.

From left, Jackson Bowser, Eileen Davis, Ph.D., Laura Cruz, Ph.D., Abby Araya, BreAnne Danzi, Bridget Davidson, Tasha Brown, Clara Ko, Brian Richter, Allison Weinstein, Ph.D., and Jason Jent, Ph.D.

The Children’s Trust Honors Mailman Center’s Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Program

An innovative Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) service offered by the University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development has been honored as “2016 Program of the Year” by The Children’s Trust, a Miami-Dade funding organization that promotes the physical and emotional well-being of children.

The free PCIT program focuses on teaching parents and other caregivers how to enhance their relationships with young children, age 2 to 7, and reduce problem behaviors at home, school, and in public places. Launched in 2011, the evidence-based program serves more than 100 families a year, and has a wait list for services, according to program director Jason Jent, Ph.D., assistant professor of clinical pediatrics.

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From left, Teresa Van der Gaag, Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., and Vincent Omachonu, Ph.D.

From left, Teresa Van der Gaag, Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., and Vincent Omachonu, Ph.D.

Industrial Engineering Students Help Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Enhance Patient Experience

A team of industrial engineering students is helping Bascom Palmer Eye Institute enhance its patient experience. The collaborative year-long project with the College of Engineering focuses on the delivery of services in the Institute’s glaucoma and retinal clinics.

“This interdisciplinary partnership reflects our continued efforts to foster a culture of service excellence,” said Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., Chair of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, which is the Department of Ophthalmology for the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. “It will give our leadership team a better understanding of our clinical processes and fresh insights into serving patients and families.”

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David Watkins, Ph.D.

David Watkins, Ph.D.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Awards Grant to Miller School for Zika Virus Study

A University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher has received a large grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to study the impact of the Zika virus in laboratory animals. David I. Watkins, Ph.D., professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pathology, will use the $821,000 grant to develop a model for rhesus macaques that can guide the development of diagnostic tools, vaccines and therapies in humans.

“Our Miller School researchers are playing a critical role in addressing the global challenge of the Zika virus,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., Dean of the Miller School. “This highly competitive grant from the Gates Foundation will help support the important scientific and clinical work being done here to find a solution for this growing public health threat.”

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Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D.

Physician Attire Found by Miller Researcher to Influence Patient Perception

A recent study published in JAMA Dermatology has clearly demonstrated that physician attire is affecting patients’ perception of their doctors’ professionalism as well as care outcomes. Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., professor and Chair of Dermatology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and collaborators illustrated through a cross-sectional survey of 261 subjects that by a large margin patients prefer their doctors to be in professional apparel.

The study focused on dermatologists’ clothing and how patients develop an opinion about their physician’s qualification based on first encounters. Part of this perception is related to physician attire. Kirsner found that 73 percent of those interviewed preferred professional attire, including suit, tie and white coat, in all clinical settings.

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Keynote speaker, Stanley Dudrick, M.D., left, with Patricia Byers, M.D.

Keynote speaker, Stanley Dudrick, M.D., left, with Patricia Byers, M.D.

Dr. Patricia Byers Receives Award for Contributions to Florida’s Surgical Care

A long-time advocate for effective trauma care, Patricia Byers, M.D., professor of surgery at the Miller School of Medicine, was honored with the prestigious Raymond Alexander award from the Florida Chapter of the American College of Surgeons (ACS). She received the lifetime achievement award at the chapter’s annual recognition ceremony in Tampa.

“We are very proud of Dr. Byers’ countless contributions toward advancing the delivery of trauma surgery care and surgical nutrition in our community and nationally,” said Omaida C. Velazquez, M.D., professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery. “For her dedication to clinical services, teaching the next generation, and many scholarly contributions, Dr. Byers richly deserves this important and prestigious recognition.”

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Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D.

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Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D.

Sylvester Researchers Identify Novel Treatment for Aggressive Form of Breast Cancer

A recent study by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine revealed that triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), which has generally been unresponsive to hormone receptor-targeted treatments, can indeed be treated using vitamin D and androgen receptor-targeted therapy. The discovery offers a new treatment option beyond chemotherapy for this aggressive type of breast cancer. The study was published in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment.

“The most successful treatments for breast cancer target hormone receptors; if you remove the hormone or block it, the cancer cells are less likely to survive,” said Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D., breast cancer pathologist at Sylvester and lead author of the study. “However, triple-negative tumors have been unresponsive to receptor-targeted treatments. It was only when we discovered that two-thirds of triple-negative breast cancers express vitamin D and androgen receptors that we were able to treat the tumors using a hormone-receptor approach.”

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Marco Ruggeri, Ph.D.

Marco Ruggeri, Ph.D.

Bascom Palmer’s Dr. Marco Ruggeri Named Emerging Vision Scientist

Marco Ruggeri, Ph.D., research assistant professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, was named a 2016 Emerging Vision Scientist by the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR/AEVR) for his work on developing cutting edge imaging technologies for diagnostic and surgical applications in ophthalmology.

Ruggeri was one of seven researchers selected from across the United States for the 2016 class of emerging vision scientists. Last year, AEVR hosted the first Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill to recognize early-stage investigators who have not yet received an R01 grant. The second annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day is scheduled for September 14-15.

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Michael Mills, Area Chair for Florida for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, left, presents Patriotic Employer Award plaque to Alina Riesgo.

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Michael Mills, Area Chair for Florida for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, left, presents Patriotic Employer Award plaque to Alina Riesgo.

Miller School Pediatric Practice Manager Honored with Patriotic Employer Award

Alina Riesgo, Practice Manager in the Miller School of Medicine’s Department of Pediatrics, was honored recently with the Patriotic Employer Award for supporting a staff nurse serving in the U.S. Army Reserve. Daniel Lopez, LPN, a corporal in the Reserve, nominated Riesgo for the award from the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense program that promotes cooperation and understanding with civilian employers.

“We are very supportive of Danny’s contributions, as well as those of the many other men and women who serve our country in the military,” said Riesgo, who received the award April 29 in a ceremony in the auditorium of the University of Miami’s Mailman Center for Child Development. “We stay in close touch with Danny, before, during and after his Reserve assignments.”

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Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., delivered the 17th annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture.

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Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., delivered the 17th annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture.

National Medal of Science Winner Presents Sylvester’s Zubrod Memorial Lecture

Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., winner of the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1997, was the featured speaker at the 17th annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session, hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Lois Pope LIFE Center auditorium and the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on May 10.

Weinberg, a Founding Member of Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, the Daniel K. Ludwig Professor of Biology and Director of the Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, lectured on “Mechanism of Carcinoma Malignant Progression.” Approximately 200 people attended.

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From left, Yincai Wang, Ph.D., Mingjiang Xu, M.D., Ph.D., and Xi Chen, Ph.D.

From left, Yincai Wang, Ph.D., Mingjiang Xu, M.D., Ph.D., and Xi Chen, Ph.D.

Sylvester Researchers Present Findings and Discuss Latest Trends at Annual Retreat

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center doctors, researchers and caregivers came together on April 29 and 30 at the JW Marriott Miami on Brickell Avenue for the annual Sylvester retreat to present their latest research and discuss trends in NIH funding, viral oncology, cancer epigenetics, tumor biology and cancer control, among other topics.

Day one of the retreat featured poster sessions, in which Sylvester scientists discussed the most promising cancer research. On day two, breakout sessions offered the opportunity to learn about the latest trends in cancer care and research, and to hear from the research program leaders about the progress they have made to date.

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Natalia Parras, left, with F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

Natalia Parras, left, with F. Daniel Armstrong, Ph.D.

Mailman Center Hosts Award Program for Artistic Children with Disabilities

The Mailman Center for Child Development recently hosted the 18th annual ArtAbilities Award Ceremony honoring the artistic work of children with disabilities in Miami-Dade County public schools.

The evening featured an exhibition of student artwork, entertainment by the Miami Beach Senior High School Acoustic Rock Ensemble, face painting and dinner. The culmination of the May 5 event was an award ceremony in which 22 talented artists received an art medal and an Amazon gift card, plus additional prizes and accolades from families and friends. The children and their families were visibly happy and proud.

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Clerkship directors and coordinators from Miami and regional campuses held their annual retreat to discuss alignment of their programs with the Miller School's mission and objectives.

Clerkship directors and coordinators from Miami and regional campuses held their annual retreat to discuss alignment of their programs with the Miller School's mission and objectives.

Clerkship Directors and Coordinators Hold Annual Joint Retreat

Directors and coordinators of the clinical clerkships on both the Miami and regional medical campuses met on May 20 for their annual retreat. The joint meeting is held each year to ensure that clerkships on both campuses are coordinated and aligned in delivering an excellent clinical education to University of Miami Miller School of Medicine students.

Attendees were presented with student outcomes from the past academic year. Necessary changes for the upcoming academic year were also discussed, including preparation for the Liaison Committee on Medical Education site visit in February 2017.

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Ardash M. Kumar, Ph.D.

Ardash M. Kumar, Ph.D.

Dr. Adarsh M. Kumar, Research Scholar, Passes Away

Adarsh M. Kumar, Ph.D., a long-time member of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, passed away unexpectedly on April 11.

Kumar was born in 1935 in Dandot, which today is part of Pakistan but was then part of India. She earned B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in biology, chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Rajasthan and a Ph.D. in chemistry and biochemistry at Punjab University. During her graduate studies and early professional career, she held a number of research positions at academic medical institutions in India and the U.S.

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Megan Marlow, left, with Maya Lubarsky.

Megan Marlow, left, with Maya Lubarsky.

Green Lab Program: Apply now and be part of our expanding team of Green leaders at the U

Congratulations to Dr. Martin Oudega’s lab at Lois Pope LIFE Center! And thanks to Megan Marlow and Maya Lubarsky for their enthusiasm; they recently got their lab Green certified.
If you work in a lab, manage a lab or study in a lab, and you want to make it more sustainable, Green U is here to help. Learn more at Green Lab Program.

Neural Engineering Research Symposium, October 13

UHealth – the University of Miami Health System and the College of Engineering will hold the first Neural Engineering Research Symposium on October 13, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the auditorium of the Lois Pope LIFE Center. Neural engineering facilitates the development of new clinical technologies for the assessment of neurological function and the treatment of neurological diseases. The goals for the symposium are to energize fundamental aspects of neural science, engineering and reparative medicine, and facilitate collaborations across various disciplines. Featured speakers will be Jonathan Wolpaw, M.D., Director of the National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies, and Justin Sanchez, Ph.D., Acting Deputy Director of the Biological Technologies Office at Darpa. You are invited to be part of this event. To submit an abstract for presentation, click here. The deadline for submissions is August 20.

Register Now for Synergy 2016, November 3-6

Registration is open for Synergy 2016, a multidisciplinary approach to interventional oncology, being held November 3-6 at the Eden Roc Miami Beach. The international conference has now been endorsed by the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the world’s leading professional organization for physicians and oncology professionals caring for people with cancer. Synergy 2016 will feature extended ablation and embolization workshops, world-renowned speakers from multiple disciplines, and the latest developments in medical, interventional and surgical therapeutic options.

More information, including the complete agenda, is available here. To register, click here.

Save the Date: Miami Winter Symposium to Explore Diabetes January 22-25, 2017

The University of Miami’s 50th Miami Winter Symposium — “Diabetes: Today’s Research, Tomorrow’s Therapies” — will take place January 22-25, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The annual event highlights advances in scientific discovery and brings together hundreds of researchers from the academic and industrial worlds.

Reduced registration fees are available at www.miamiwintersymposium.com for all University of Miami faculty, staff and students by entering the Miami registration portal. Fee waivers will be available to UMMSM personnel at the same portal, with preference given to those presenting posters — one waiver per poster. Applications will be dealt with in the order received. The abstract submission deadline is November 7, 2016.

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