Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., dons a special Sylvester fire helmet from Captain Butch Smith.

Sylvester Researchers Expand Firefighters Cancer Initiative with Renewed Funding

Surrounded by firefighters, advocates and lawmakers, researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center announced Monday that they are extending the Firefighters Cancer Initiative started nearly one year ago. The goal of the partnership is to better understand why firefighters may face a higher risk of cancer and find ways to improve their health and safety.

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Alzheimer's disease research team.

New Grants Expand Miller School Researchers’ Pursuit of Genetic Connections to Alzheimer’s

Researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine’s John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics have been awarded two new contracts from the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health. These newly awarded contracts are part of a global initiative to detect genetic factors associated with Alzheimer’s disease risk in an effort to identify new targets for drug development.

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Ashok K. Saluja, Ph.D.

Sylvester Recruits Expert to Head New Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has announced the appointment of Ashok K. Saluja, Ph.D., as the inaugural Director of the new Sylvester Pancreatic Cancer Research Institute at the Miller School of Medicine (SPCRI) and Associate Director for Research Innovation, Senior Associate Dean for Research, as well as professor and vice chair of surgery.

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Laurence B. Gardner, M.D., addressing first-year students at orientation. Video & Photo Gallery

Medical Education: A Tradition of Innovation Continues

For 25 years, Mark T. O’Connell, M.D., played a leading role in guiding the Miller School of Medicine’s innovative approach to medical education. In the past year, the school’s medical education leaders have continued O’Connell’s tradition of innovation, while planning a new state-of-the-art teaching and learning facility to replace and markedly enhance the current educational facilities.

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Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D.

NIH Awards $11.6 Million Grant for New Center to Study Precision Medicine and Health Disparities

Researchers at the University of Miami, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Meharry Medical College have been awarded a five-year, $11.6 million grant to launch a new center that will enable research using approaches to precision medicine to eradicate health disparities, specifically those among African Americans and Latinos.

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