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Eugene Hershorin, M.D., and Sebastian the Ibis celebrate a “breakthrough” in outpatient service at the opening of the UHealth Pediatric Specialists South facility.

Eugene Hershorin, M.D., and Sebastian the Ibis celebrate a “breakthrough” in outpatient service at the opening of the UHealth Pediatric Specialists South facility. Photo GalleryView Photo Gallery

New Pediatric Center Brings Expanded Service to South Dade Families

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.

The facility features 13 examination rooms, as well as dedicated meeting areas where patients can confer with physicians. Pediatric specialties offered include cardiology, nephrology, pulmonology, gastroenterology and endocrinology, with additional specialties to be added. Many of these specialties were previously located at UHealth at Kendall; others are now available because the new facility is larger.

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From left are graduate student Andre Jordan, Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow Ronny Racine, Ph.D., and Luis Lopez.

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

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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Robert C. Hendel, M.D.

Dr. Robert Hendel Named Interim Chief of Cardiovascular Division

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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Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.

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

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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Mohammad Jahanzeb, M.D.

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

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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Liver transplant recipient Makinley Edwards with parents Nicki and Michael.

Liver Transplant Saves Life of Baby with Rare Cancer

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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