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Stem Cell Researchers at UM Embark on New Trial: First Trial to Compare Autologous Cells with Donor Cells for Dilated Cardiomyopathy, February 21, 2011
Stem cell researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute are preparing to embark on another research milestone. Joshua M. Hare, M.D., professor of medicine and director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to begin the first clinical trial in the nation... <more>

Stem Cell Therapy:  Healing Force of the Future wins Suncoast Emmy Award, December 6, 2010
Breakthrough Medicine’s Stem Cell Therapy: Healing Force of the Future - a documentary featuring Dr. Joshua Hare, Director, Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami - won the regional Suncoast Emmy Award. Also view Breakthrough Medicine’s Mending Broken Hearts: Percutaneous Aortic Valve Replacement... <more>

ISCI Destined to Serve as the Leader in Cell Therapy in Heart Disease, Report of the ISCI Scientific Advisory Board, November 24, 2010
There has been a general consensus among the members of the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) that the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) at the University of Miami has achieved in very short time important targets... under the leadership of the Director, Dr. Joshua Hare... <more>

Stem Cell Therapies for Hearts Inching Closer to Wide Use, CNN.com, December 18, 2009
(CNN) -- If you've just had your first heart attack, doctors may one day be able to reverse the damage done with stem cell therapy. "We're looking on the time frame here of five years, in the best-case scenario, to have approved cardiac stem cell therapies," said Dr. Joshua Hare, director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the University of Miami's... <more>

Key Stem Cell Research Under Way... UM and Biohart May have Breakthroughs, South Florida Business Journal, October 26, 2009
Clinical trials by the University of Miami and Sunrise-based Bioheart (OTCBB: BHRT) are among a wave of studies searching for ways to repair damaged hearts using stem cells. Numerous animal tests have shown stem cells can transform into new heart muscle to repair tears after a heart attack or partially replace scar tissue from old cardiac episodes. According to Dr. Josh Hare, director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School... <more>

UM Researchers Demonstrate How Stem Cell Line Regenerates New Cardiac Cells, August 4, 2009
Under the leadership of Joshua M. Hare, M.D., director of the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School, a team of physician-scientists has demonstrated how allogeneic mesenchymal stem cells restore cardiac function in chronic ischemic cardiomyopathy... <more>

How to fix a broken heart?, Nature, Vol 460, July 2, 2009
ISCI Director, Dr. Joshua Hare, M.D., and other scientists discuss clues about how human hearts form hint at routes to cell-based therapies... <more>

UM Carries Out Heart Stem Cell Research, CBS4 South Florida, June 29, 2009
Heart attacks have been in the headlines lately with the deaths of Michael Jackson and Billie Mays. As it turns out, a major study is underway right here in South Florida to cure the number one killer in America. Dr. Joshua Hare leads UM's Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute... <more>

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ISCI EVENTS:

4th Annual Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Symposium on Friday, May 14, 2010, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, at the University of Miami Hospital Seminar Center
This symposium brings together leading experts to discuss novel data on the latest cutting-edge advancements in the field of stem cell research. Discussions from prominent keynote speakers including Bernhard Kuhn, M.D., Children’s Hospital, Boston (Stimulating Heart Muscle Cell Proliferation and Cardiac Regeneration), George Daley, M.D., Ph.D., Children's Hospital... <more>

3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute Symposium on Friday, May 15, 2009, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, at the Retter Auditorium, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
This symposium brought together leading experts to discuss novel data on the latest cutting-edge advancements in the field of stem cell research. <more>

UM Innovation Technology Showcase on December 2 - 3, 2008 at the Miami Four Seasons Hotel
UM Innovation is the home of technology advancement at the University of Miami, nurturing and integrating the University's research initiatives from initial concepts through development. Research by ISCI members can be found at the Showcase or online via the UM Innovation database. <more>

 

Post Doctoral Fellows:

Applications are requested from scientists working in all areas

of stem cell biology, including adult and embryonic stem cells.

Candidates should have a PhD with a background in stem cell

biology and a demonstrated ability to conduct independent

research.

Contact:
Sharifa Pettigrew
305-243-1273

 


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Stem Cell Institute

The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell
Institute
, aided by the Cardiovascular
Division
, has relocated in the new
Biomedical Research Building
at the
University of Miami Miller School of
Medicine.

To contact the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute, please call 305-243-7444.

(Rendering courtesy of Karlsberger
Laboratory and Technology Group)

About Stem Cells
Stem cells are undifferentiated cells that have the potential to differentiate into a variety of cell types. Our researchers use adult stem cells that have been isolated from bone marrow. For heart repair, we use mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) in muscle, skin and adipose tissue... <more>
Miller School of Medicine