University of Miami champion U.S. Senator Bill Nelson toured the Miller School of Medicine’s needle exchange program on July 6. Joined by Edward Abraham, M.D., executive vice president for health affairs and CEO of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, and Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A., dean of the Miller School, Nelson got an in-depth look at the site’s comprehensive operations, including its mobile van.
Brian M. Slomovitz, M.D., director of the Division of Gynecologic Oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, is overseeing a Phase I/II study of a combination therapy to treat advanced colorectal and ovarian cancers. Sylvester is one of only four sites in the U.S. participating in the multicenter trial, and is the only site in Florida.
A group of radiation oncologists from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center recently traveled to the Dominican Republic for a hands-on consulting engagement at Instituto Oncologico Heriberto Pieter in Santo Domingo. The cancer specialists made the trip to as part of the memorandum of understanding signed a year ago with the institute’s medical director, Jose Ramirez, M.D.
For many donors, there is no better way to know their gift is making a difference than by seeing it in action. For two representatives from Canon Solutions America, getting a first-hand look at how the University of Miami Pediatric Mobile Clinic cares for patients is all the proof they need. “This is one of our favorite projects due to the direct impact that we have on the communities here,” said Andrea Rai.
Sara Mijares St. George, Ph.D., of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, has received a $200,000 grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research, founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano, through a collaboration with the Dolphins Cancer Challenge. The grant will fund a study that will provide information to Hispanic and black female cancer survivors to improve weight, physical activity and nutrition.