The Miller School’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center proudly hosted the American Association for Cancer Research and Kirk A. Landon and Dorothy P. Landon Foundation awards and lectures on Friday, February 26, with Kirk Landon on hand to personally congratulate the winners.
When the man of the moment, Miami Heat all star and philanthropist Alonzo Mourning, walked on stage to accept the inaugural Miami Transplant Institute Humanitarian Award, a crowd of nearly 400 stood up and applauded thunderously. Mourning, with customary humility, thanked the presenter, UM President Donna E. Shalala, and the audience, which included several of his fellow organ transplant recipients.
In many cancers, scientists have discovered that key gene regulators which normally control cell growth have either been turned off or mutated. That change in the regular pattern then allows unrestricted cell production and the creation of tumors. Sylvester researchers have discovered exactly how one critical regulator affects a transcription factor that is consistently turned on in most cancers.
In an article published today in The New England Journal of Medicine, six Miller School faculty members involved in the University's initial response to Haiti's catastrophic earthquake shared valuable insights on organizing immediate emergency care for future disasters. The article, "Rapid Medical Relief - Project Medishare and the Haitian Earthquake," was published in the prestigious weekly journal's online Perspective...
It's been a few short months since participants in the Miller School's Genetics, Exercise, and Research, or GEAR, study started working out and already they are seeing results. "It's the best thing we've ever done," Bob Radziewicz, director of print and online journalism at UM's School of Communication, said of the free, customized 12-week exercise training program he and his wife just completed.
Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., has announced the appointment of Richard Thurer, M.D., and Sheri Keitz, M.D., Ph.D., to new positions dedicated to enhancing the careers of all Miller School faculty.
As the Obama administration’s stimulus package pours more than $1 billion into comparative effectiveness research, President Donna E. Shalala urged 50 of the world’s next generation of physicians and scientists to pursue rigorous evidence-based medicine with an eye on the politics and money that drive it.
Findings from a pilot study, believed to be one of the first designed to examine the effect of a school-based obesity prevention intervention on weight and academic performance, show a decrease in body mass index and an improvement in academic performance among elementary-aged children.
Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., has announced the appointment of Daniel M. Lichtstein, M.D., to the post of interim regional dean for the Miller School of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Lichtstein, a professor of medicine, has been serving in the role of senior associate regional dean for the Boca Raton-based joint program.
Like other Miller School departments and divisions, the Department of Pediatrics had physicians travel to Haiti following the catastrophic earthquake in Port-au-Prince. What follows are the recollections of Ming-Lon Young, M.D., interim director of pediatric cardiology, and G. Patricia Cantwell, M.D., chief of pediatric critical care medicine.