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From left, seated, Janet L. Davis, M.D., Julio Adorno Nieves, Santa Nieves and Jorge Adorno Giusti. From left, standing, Audina Berrocal, M.D., Ninel Gregori, M.D., and Byron Lam, M.D.

First U.S. Patient Treated with Nightstar Gene Therapy for X-Linked Retinitis Pigmentosa

A Puerto Rican patient with X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP) is hoping to save his vision after an innovative gene therapy procedure at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. On August 23, Julio Adorno Nieves, 23, became the first U.S. patient to receive new genes for his inherited, blinding condition in a worldwide Nightstar Therapeutics clinical trial.

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From left, Edward Abraham, M.D., Alan Zhou, M.D., Wendy Liu, M.D. ’14, Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., seated, Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, Li Lin Du, Fred F. Telischi, M.D., MEE.

Dr. Xue Zhong Liu Honored with Marian and Walter Hotchkiss Chair in Otolaryngology

In honor of his landmark research identifying the genes that cause deafness and its translation to patient care, Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., was recently honored with the Marian and Walter Hotchkiss Chair in Otolaryngology. Dr. Liu — an internationally renowned researcher, author, educator, and otolaryngologist — received the chair August 30 during a ceremony at the Lois Pope LIFE Center.

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Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Florida Cancer Data System at Sylvester is Again Recognized as One of the Best in the U.S.

The Florida Cancer Data System, the State of Florida’s legislatively mandated population-based registry located at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received three important distinctions for the quality of its cancer registry data. For the 16th consecutive year, the Florida Cancer Data System (FCDS) has received Gold Certification from the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

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A patient undergoing radiation therapy.

$2 Million NCI Grant Funds Research to Protect Kidneys from Radiation Therapy

A cross-departmental team of researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has received a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study ways to protect kidneys from radiation therapy. Specifically, the investigators will be seeking new information about the molecular mechanisms of radiation nephropathy.

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Representatives from the Miller School and the Florida Board of Medicine honor Lindsey Finch, center with plaque.

Miller School Student Wins Award from Florida Board of Medicine

Lindsey Finch, a fourth-year student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received the Chair’s Recognition Award from the Florida Board of Medicine. The award recognizes third- and fourth-year students at Florida medical schools who “exemplify the professionalism, moral character, compassion and intellect essential to a future leader of the medical profession.”

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