Speaking to an audience of nearly 300 of the world’s leading scientists, researchers and physicians attending the 50th annual Miami Winter Symposium, University of Miami President Julio Frenk announced the creation of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering, an umbrella structure that will house individual institutes for the purposes of elevating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across the University.
The Institutes are being created from a transformational $100 million gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost to support basic and applied sciences and engineering in a University-wide initiative being called STEM@UM. The gift was originally announced by President Frenk during his inauguration last year.
Steven Chen, Ph.D., who directs the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and research colleagues from other institutions recently received a five-year grant of more than $5 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study proteogenomics.
Four strategic priorities of the University of Miami — innovation, entrepreneurship, education and hemispheric outreach — came together Saturday night at a high-energy celebration of the Grand Opening of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) at Converge Miami. “Innovation is at the heart of the University of Miami’s hemispheric outreach strategy,” said President Julio Frenk in a fireside conversation with CIC CEO Tim Rowe.
Growing up in San Diego, Victor Martinez wanted to be an athlete. Unfortunately, his body had other ideas, and a series of injuries led him to be the first patient through the doors of The Lennar Foundation Medical Center when it opened on December 5. As a high school wrestler, Martinez injured both of his shoulders, and during the first football game of his senior year, he suffered a serious injury to his left knee.
Nicolas Acquavella, M.D., is a board-certified medical oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System. He focuses on providing innovative and advanced treatment options to patients with advanced and metastatic melanoma. Here, he discusses unique treatments on the horizon.
A year and a half of hard work and significant changes to prepare the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine for reaccreditation culminates in a visit by the national Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in early February. The team of site visitors will have already reviewed data from a 380-page report from the Miller School when they arrive on February 5.