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Four Researchers Honored by the Batchelor Foundation

At the Micah Batchelor Awards ceremony, from left, Henri R. Ford, M.D, MHA, Brent Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D., Merline Benny, M.D., Juan Solano, M.D., Asha Pillai, M.D., Judy Schaechter, M.D., MBA, and President Julio Frenk.

At the Micah Batchelor Awards ceremony, from left, Henri R. Ford, M.D, MHA, Brent Pfeiffer, M.D., Ph.D., Merline Benny, M.D., Juan Solano, M.D., Asha Pillai, M.D., Judy Schaechter, M.D., MBA, and President Julio Frenk.

The 14th presentation of the Micah Batchelor Awards for Excellence in Children’s Health Research, created to recognize and inspire the development of innovative ideas and solutions to improve the health and well-being of children, took place November 8. Four researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were honored at the ceremony.

Asha Pillai, M.D., a Sylvester researcher who is nationally known for her expertise in pediatric stem cell transplantation and immunotherapy, was named the 2018 recipient of the Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research.

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Scott and Carrie Proctor present a check from M.E.'s Team Foundation to Melvin Almodóvar, M.D., chief of pediatric cardiology at the Miller School of Medicine and director of the Children’s Heart Center at Jackson Health System's Holtz Children’s Hospital. Video & Photo Gallery

M.E.’s Team Foundation Makes Generous Gift to Pediatric Cardiology Research

As a former Major League reliever, Scott Proctor was used to the pressure of coming into a close game, in front of thousands of fans, and trying to pitch his way to victory. Nothing, however, prepared Scott and his wife, Carrie, for the news they received 12 years ago that their three-week-old daughter, Mary Elizabeth (“M.E.”) needed life-saving open-heart surgery to correct a dangerous narrowing of her aorta.

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Nanoparticles Shepherd Therapeutic Molecules Through Blood-Brain Barrier

Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have developed biodegradable nanoparticles that can shepherd therapeutic molecules through the Blood-Brain Barrier.

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Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., left, with Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D.

Sylvester Researcher Rallies for Increased Medical Research Funding

Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D., a researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and assistant professor of cell biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, attended the Rally for Medical Research held this fall in Washington, D.C.

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Development Programs Ramp Up Research Success for Early-Career Physician-Scientists

A major benefit of being an early-career physician-investigator at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is all the research expertise nearby. Two programs help young researchers take full advantage of this invaluable resource.

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Miller School Professor Michael E. Hoffer, M.D., center, begins report by UM researchers and collaborators of their findings regarding the Havana Embassy Phenomenon. Video & Photo Gallery

University of Miami Medical Team Reports Acute Findings from the Havana Embassy Phenomenon

A team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine faculty, along with collaborators from the University of Pittsburgh, today presented the first report of acute symptoms and clinical findings in 25 diplomatic personnel living in the U.S. Embassy in Havana, Cuba, who experienced severe neurosensory symptoms after exposure to a unique sound and pressure phenomenon.

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