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Theresa DiNardo Brown Named AVP and Executive Director of Marketing and Communications 07.31.2014

Theresa DiNardo Brown, Chief Communications Officer of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, has been named Associate Vice President of Marketing and Communications for the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth, and Executive Director of Marketing and Communications for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Transplant Saves Life of Baby with Rare Cancer 07.31.2014

Makinley Edwards, who turned 1 on June 14, is like lots of adorable baby girls. Just a few months ago, however, her prospects were grim. Shortly after her birth, Makinley was diagnosed with stage 3 hepatoblastoma — a form of liver cancer that tends to strike young children. Without the life-saving liver transplant she received at the Miami Transplant Institute, she never would have reached her first birthday.

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New Pediatric Center Brings Expanded Service to South Dade Families 07.30.2014

A newly opened outpatient facility in Deering Plaza is providing South Dade families with direct, convenient access to UHealth pediatric specialists. UHealth Pediatric Specialists South, located in an office building adjacent to Jackson South Community Hospital, serves patients from newborns to age 21.

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Top Urologic Researcher Wins NIH Grant to Study Potential Breakthrough Kidney Cancer Therapy 07.30.2014

A long-time Miller School researcher, who has dedicated her career to studying the mechanisms that fuel cancers of the prostate and bladder, is now studying a promising drug combination to combat kidney cancer.

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Research Describes Novel Tumor-Promoting Adaptation in Non-Small Cell Lung Carcinoma 07.29.2014

A collaborative Miller School study led by Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, describes a novel therapeutic target in RAS-driven lung cancer, a common but untreatable carcinoma. The study, published in Oncogene describes a critical role for MTH1, a protein which sanitizes oxidized DNA precursors, in facilitating tumor formation by activated KRAS.

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Dr. Mohammad Jahanzeb Appointed Chair-Elect of ASCO Quality Program 07.29.2014

Mohammad Jahanzeb, M.D., Medical Director of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach, has been appointed Chair-Elect of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Steering Group Committee.

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Dr. Robert Hendel Named Interim Chief of Cardiovascular Division 07.29.2014

Robert C. Hendel, M.D., professor of medicine and radiology, has been named interim Chief of the Cardiovascular Division at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Before this appointment, he was the Associate Chief of Clinical Cardiology, Director of the Cardiac Care Unit and Director of Cardiac Imaging at the Miller School

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Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation Establishes New Scholarships 07.29.2014

Thanks to a generous $500,000 gift from the Pediatric Epilepsy Research Foundation (PERF), new financial incentives will soon be in place in perpetuity for students at the Miller School of Medicine. The not-for-profit foundation, which is led by Miller School alumnus Roy Elterman, M.D. ’74, is establishing two scholarships to assist students for generations to come.

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Free DCC Registration Until July 31 07.29.2014

For the fifth year in a row, the University of Miami is proud to once again partner with the Miami Dolphins for Dolphins Cycling Challenge V, benefiting the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. For this milestone fifth year, the DCC is permanently moving to its new time frame, the weekend following the Super Bowl. DCC V is scheduled for February 7 and 8, 2015.

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Implementation of Patient Privacy Monitoring Solution 07.29.2014

The privacy and security of health information are extremely important. Patients trust their healthcare providers to keep their information private, and this trust can influence where they choose to receive care. The updated Florida Information Protection Act of 2014, combined with the national HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule, calls for stricter enforcement and fines on organizations that breach patient confidentiality.

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