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Sylvester Launches Research Partnership with South Florida Fire Rescue Departments 09.01.2015

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is leading a new research partnership with South Florida Fire Rescue Departments to understand why firefighters face a high risk of cancer and find ways to improve their health and safety.

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Up Close with Dr. Guillermo “Willy” Prado: ‘The right guidance can help change communities and people’s choices’ 09.01.2015

Guillermo “Willy” Prado chats with Medical Communications to discuss his vision for preventive health mechanisms, his goal to train future preventive health scientists in the Miller School of Medicine’s new public health doctoral degree program, and his recent work to expand Familias Unidas in Ecuador, Chile and Colombia.

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Diabetes Research Institute Successfully Transplants First Patient in Pilot BioHub Trial 09.01.2015

The Diabetes Research Institute (DRI), a Center of Excellence at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, announced that the first patient in its clinical trial to test for the first time a novel transplant technique for insulin-producing cells has been successfully completed.

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Sylvester Study of Blood Cell Production Could Lead to New Strategies to Inhibit Cancer Cell Growth 09.01.2015

Research from the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has identified an enzyme’s key role in the production of blood cells — a finding that could lead to new clinical strategies for inhibiting cancer.

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Genetics Researcher at Sylvester Identifies Cellular Process Implicated in Cancer and Other Diseases 09.01.2015

A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center genetics researcher has identified a basic cellular process that could lead to new treatment strategies for cancer and other diseases. “We are deepening our understanding of the complex processes that turn genes ‘on and off’ in the development of both normal and abnormal tissues,” said Ramin Shiekhattar, Ph.D., Director of the Cancer Epigenetics Research Program.

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Lymphoma Physician-Researcher at Sylvester Awarded Key Bridge Grant from ASH 09.01.2015

Izidore Lossos, M.D., leader of the Lymphoma Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has received a prestigious Bridge Grant from the American Society of Hematology (ASH), the world’s largest professional society focused on the causes and treatments of blood disorders.

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Study Compares Hospital Outcomes for Open Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery 09.01.2015

U.S. hospitals with minimally invasive aortic valve cardiology programs have better outcomes for conventional open heart aortic valve surgery, according to a collaborative nationwide study led by a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher.

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Sign Up Now for the 2015 Miami-Dade Heart Walk 09.01.2015

The Miami-Dade Heart Walk encourages people to take steps toward a heart-healthy lifestyle while raising funds to fight heart disease and stroke in our community.

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Miami Neonatology 2015 Open for Early Registration 09.01.2015

Miami Neonatology 2015, which will be held November 11-14 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach, is open for early registration. Attendees registering by September 30 will receive the discounted rate of $695 for physicians and $550 for students, nurses and therapists.

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Green U: Follow PIRA’s Example — Dump Your Trash Cans 09.01.2015

The first UM office to give up desk waste bins, Planning, Institutional Research, and Assessment, has earned its Green U certification — and 10 reusable bottles.

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