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Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D.

Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D.

NEJM Publishes Research Finding Medication Slows Devastating Lung Disease

An international team of researchers, including Miller School pulmonologist Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D., has confirmed the results of earlier trials that pirfenidone, a medication already approved for use in nearly three dozen countries, is effective in slowing the progress of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Their findings were published in the May 20 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Glassberg, professor of medicine and surgery, Director of the Interstitial and Rare Lung Disease Program and Director of the Pulmonary Division at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, collaborated with researchers at 126 other sites in nine countries in the large, phase 3 trial, which involved a total of 555 patients. She was also part of the trial’s steering committee.

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The Pap Corps President Joanne Goldberg, center, holds a check for $4.5 million, surrounded by, from left, Stan Scheff, CFO of The Pap Corps; Barbara Pessel, Past President of The Pap Corps; Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.; Bill Kingston, Executive Director of Development at Sylvester; Jayne Sylvester Malfitano, Vice Chair of the Sylvester Board of Governors; W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D.; and Naomi Prever, Past President of The Pap Corps.

The Pap Corps President Joanne Goldberg, center, holds a check for $4.5 million, surrounded by, from left, Stan Scheff, CFO of The Pap Corps; Barbara Pessel, Past President of The Pap Corps; Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.; Bill Kingston, Executive Director of Development at Sylvester; Jayne Sylvester Malfitano, Vice Chair of the Sylvester Board of Governors; W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D.; and Naomi Prever, Past President of The Pap Corps.

Pap Corps Makes Historic Gift to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

The Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research has presented its largest annual gift ever, a check for $4.5 million, to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Presented at The Pap Corps President’s Meeting at the Boca West Country Club in Boca Raton on Thursday, May 15, the check is part of the group’s $25 million commitment to Momentum2: The Breakthrough Campaign for the University of Miami.

W. Jarrard Goodwin, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of Sylvester, thanked volunteers for their spectacular efforts.

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Honored at the Health Care Heroes award luncheon, from left, Bernard J. Fogel, M.D.; Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D.; Carlos A. Migoya; and Robert J. Myerburg, M.D.

Honored at the Health Care Heroes award luncheon, from left, Bernard J. Fogel, M.D.; Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D.; Carlos A. Migoya; and Robert J. Myerburg, M.D.

Dean Emeritus Bernard J. Fogel, M.D., Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

An audience of more than 500 healthcare and business leaders cheered as Miller School Dean Emeritus Bernard J. Fogel, M.D., received the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award at the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Health Care Heroes Awards Luncheon, held on May 20 in Jungle Island’s Treetop Ballroom.

In addition, Mary Bartlett Bunge, Ph.D., professor of cell biology, neurological surgery and neurology at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, won the Health Care Hero Award in the Bio-Medical category. Carlos A. Migoya, President and CEO of Jackson Health System, was also a winner, taking home the Health Care Hero Award in the Individuals of Merit category. Robert J. Myerburg, M.D., professor of medicine and physiology, and the American Heart Association Chair in Cardiovascular Research, was named a finalist in the Health Care Professionals category.

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Ann Campbell

Ann Campbell

Faculty and Staff Support the U: Library Leader Finds Joy in Finding and Providing Resources

For Ann Campbell, library supervisor at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, there is pleasure in helping students find information and in supporting the University’s momentum. Read about other faculty and staff who support the U

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The Word on Workday: Workday Project in High Gear, Design Review Workshops in May and June

Workday HR, the second phase of the University’s Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) project, is well on the way to transforming what we do every day at the University of Miami.

President Shalala’s recent video and Dialogue Letter touched on the importance of the Workday project as part of the University’s overall initiative to make UM a great place to work, which also includes the new culture-shaping initiative, and the staff compensation, job structure, and expanded career path project.

In May and June, Prototype 2 (P2) design sessions for the Workday HR launch are being conducted on both the Coral Gables and the Miller School of Medicine campuses, bringing together collaborative teams of faculty and staff to review how UM data will function in the new Workday HR system.

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Competitive Fee Waivers Available for 2015 Miami Winter Symposium: Towards Personalized Cancer Medic

The Miller School will once again offer a limited number of full-meeting sponsorships for faculty, students and staff to attend the 2015 Miami Winter Symposium, scheduled for January 18-21, 2015, at the Hyatt Regency in Miami.

Organized by Program Committee Chairs Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Claes Wahlestedt, M.D., Ph.D., professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and Associate Dean for Therapeutic Innovation, the symposium will include sessions on basic cancer research and a variety of novel or emerging therapeutic approaches, including cancer heterogeneity, genetics, epigenetics, molecular mechanisms, targeted therapies, and clinical and translational research.

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