Alberto Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., MPH, and his construction research team and medical/public health students collecting musculoskeletal disorders data from a South Florida construction jobsite.

Noted Sylvester Public Health Researcher to Chair NIOSH Study Section

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., MPH, a principal investigator in firefighter safety initiatives launched by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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Microscopic view of acute myeloid leukemia cells.

Sylvester Researchers Play Key Role in Groundbreaking AML Study

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 11 academic medical centers collaborating in the Beat AML Initiative, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more than five years, samples from 526 patients were collected from across the country. The study, “Functional Genomic Landscape of Acute Myeloid Leukemia,” was published on October 17 in Nature.

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David J. Lee, Ph.D., left, with Diane Zheng, MS

Miller School Doctoral Student Explores Connection Between Vision and Cognition

When Diane Zheng, MS, was a teenager growing up in southern China, she watched as her grandmother’s personality faded and transformed as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Then, in recent years, the pain resurfaced as her family watched her father-in-law deteriorate and eventually pass away from the same disease.

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Dr. Sylvia Daunert Aims for Huge Breakthroughs on the Nanoscale

As BioNIUM’s new director, the chair of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology plans to elevate UM’s biomedical nanotechnology institute to international prominence.

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A check for $5,079,000 was presented by the Miami Dolphins Foundation to Sylvester director Stephen Nimer, M.D., in a half-time ceremony during the Crucial Catch Game on Sunday October 14.

Sylvester Receives $5 million from Dolphins Cancer Challenge

The Miami Dolphins announced the Dolphins Cancer Challenge VIII (DCC VIII) raised $5,079,000 for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

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