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Sylvester Receives NCI Grant to Advance Proteogenomics 01.24.2017

Steven Chen, Ph.D., who directs the Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and research colleagues from other institutions recently received a five-year grant of more than $5 million from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study proteogenomics.

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M.D./M.P.H. Student Dalia Kaakour Awarded 2017 Duke Global Health Fellowship 01.24.2017

Globalization has shaped global public health issues, including human rights, health equity, food access and housing. This summer rising first-year M.D./M.P.H. student Dalia Kaakour will experience those globalization forces firsthand. Kaakour was awarded the Duke University Global Health Fellowship, and she will spend eight weeks in Geneva learning about and addressing vexing global health policy issues.

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Bascom Palmer’s Dr. Harry W. Flynn Receives Prestigious Schepens Award 01.24.2017

Harry W. Flynn, Jr., M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute of the University of Miami, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, was awarded the prestigious Charles L. Schepens, M.D. Award at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago. The award and gold medal are presented each year to recognize a leader in the field of vitreoretinal surgery.

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Dr. Craig Lockhart Named Chief of Division of Medical Oncology 01.24.2017

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Medicine at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have named Craig Lockhart, M.D., Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology. Lockhart, currently professor of medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, will join Sylvester and the Miller School in April.

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Sylvester Launches Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship with Partners in the Caribbean 01.24.2017

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine recently announced the launch of the new Caribbean Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship, supporting subspecialty training in low- and middle-income countries in the Caribbean. The fellowship is a collaboration between Sylvester, the Caribbean Gynecologic Cancer Society, and the University of the West Indies.

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Improvements Coming to Miller School and UHealth Newsletters and Websites 01.24.2017

We are making some important changes to our news reporting and our websites at the Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Health System, in order to serve you better. Our goal is to report as much useful, informative news as possible, but in a more visual and engaging way.

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Sylvester’s Dr. Gilberto Lopes Promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Global Cancer Journal 01.24.2017

After spending two years as an associate editor for the Journal of Global Oncology, Gilberto Lopes, M.D., M.B.A., medical director for International Programs at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System, was recently named the new editor-in-chief of the journal.

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Join Us for a Community Event at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center This Sunday 01.24.2017

The University of Miami Health System is hosting a community-wide grand opening celebration at The Lennar Foundation Medical Center on the Coral Gables campus this Sunday, January 29, from 1 to 4 p.m. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to bring their family and friends to see UHealth’s spectacular new home for the health care of the future.

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A Key Trigger in Myeloid Cancers 01.24.2017

When the body is working well, hematopoietic (blood) stem cells in the bone marrow generate healthy red and white blood cells. However, faulty genes can produce abnormal cells, leading to myeloid leukemia and other conditions. Researchers have been working for years to untangle this complicated biology.

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50th Miami Winter Symposium Opens with Announcement of Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering 01.23.2017

Speaking to an audience of nearly 300 of the world’s leading scientists, researchers and physicians attending the 50th annual Miami Winter Symposium, University of Miami President Julio Frenk announced the creation of the Frost Institutes for Science and Engineering, an umbrella structure that will house individual institutes for the purposes of elevating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) across the University.

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