Dr. Akram Tamer, left, with Dr. Karl Meunch. Video & Photo Gallery

Miller School Celebrates Dr. Akram Tamer’s 50 Years of Inspirational Teaching

Akram Tamer, M.D., came to the University of Miami in 1969 as a resident seeking to advance his knowledge of pediatrics. Through the years, he has cared for young patients and families, conducted significant research and inspired several generations of students, residents and faculty at the Miller School of Medicine through his teaching.

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From left, Sabita Roy, Ph.D., with first author Li Zhang, M.S. Video & Photo Gallery

Researchers Find Probiotics Can Reduce Morphine Tolerance in Mice

A group of researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Surgery and the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have found that probiotics can reduce morphine tolerance when used as an adjunct therapy in germ-free mice.

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Sarah Christensen.

New Vice President for Medical Development and Alumni Relations Announced

Sarah Christensen, a fundraising and development executive with a track record for orchestrating strategic growth in the area of philanthropy, has been named the new vice president for medical development and alumni relations, the University of Miami announced Wednesday.

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Sulagna Banerjee, Ph.D., left, with research assistant Nikita Sharma. Video & Photo Gallery

Two Sylvester Pancreatic Cancer Researchers Awarded Grants

Cigarette smoking is one of the major risk factors for pancreatic cancer and a focus of study for Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers Vikas Dudeja, M.D., and Sulagna Banerjee, Ph.D. Their individual research projects, recently awarded state funding, examine different tobacco-related mechanisms that promote or drive this aggressive cancer.

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From left, Dr. Henri R. Ford, Linda Moses, Dr. Justin Watts, Dr. Sara Iobst, and Dr. Stephen D. Nimer. Video & Photo Gallery

Dr. Justin Watts Honored with the Pap Corps Endowed Professorship in Leukemia

In the battle to fight cancer, and to identify cures that not only save patients but also improve their quality of life, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and the Pap Corps, Champions for Cancer Research, have forged a remarkable partnership close to 70 years strong.

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