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Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D., right, receives the Excellence in Urologic Research Award from Teresa Beam, M.D., immediate past president of the Society for Women in Urology.

Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D., right, receives the Excellence in Urologic Research Award from Teresa Beam, M.D., immediate past president of the Society for Women in Urology.

Sylvester Investigator Wins Prestigious Award for Advancing Urologic Research

The Society for Women in Urology and the Society for Basic Urological Research recognize a female scientist annually for advancing the field of basic science urological research. This year the Excellence in Urologic Research award went to Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D., associate director for education and training at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and professor and chair of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

“I was thrilled!” Dr. Burnstein said, when she found out she received this recognition, which comes with a monetary award and a free annual membership in the Society for Women in Urology (SWIU). “The previous awardees are women who I greatly admire, and I am so humbled to join their ranks.”

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Screening of Autosports Safety Documentary Raises Money for KiDZ Neuroscience Center

An advance screening of a documentary about the work of autosports safety pioneer Stephen Olvey, M.D., drew a large audience of famed race drivers and other supporters to help raise money for the KiDZ Neuroscience Center at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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Exhibits inside tents told the stories of various mass shootings.

Solemn Event Marks Anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Shootings

Following the mass shooting tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School in Parkland, Fla., on February 14, 2018, MSD alumni and University of Miami students gathered at a campus-held vigil and relied on each other for support. One of the alumni, Alexander Margetts, a neuroscience student at UM, remembers feeling powerless — the tragedy had taken 17 lives in a place close to his heart.

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Dr. Charles Vogel wins Health Care Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award

Charles L. Vogel, M.D., director of the Women’s Center at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Deerfield Beach, received the AXA Advisors Lifetime Achievement Award Tuesday at the annual Health Care Heroes Awards presented by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.

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Dileep R. Yavagal, M.D.

UM Expert Co-Authors New Recommendations to Improve Stroke Systems of Care and Patient Outcomes

A neurologist with UHealth — the University of Miami Health System and the Miller School of Medicine co-authored newly released guidelines to translate the latest advances in stroke care to improve patient outcomes. The statement emphasizes the need for certified stroke treatment centers to turn major advances in scientific knowledge and innovations in stroke care into better patient outcomes, and says comprehensive stroke sys

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From left, Hsuan-Ting (Emily) Huang, Ph.D., Maria Figueroa, M.D., first author Emmalee Adelman, Ph.D., and Alejandro Roisman, Ph.D., in front of the whiteboard on which they brainstormed the research project.

Epigenetic Changes May Explain How Aging Increases Blood Cancer Risks

It is widely known that aging is the single biggest non-modifiable risk factor for cancer. Now, a new study conducted by researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine sheds new light on the factors associated with cellular aging and cancer risk.

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