A brilliantly sunny South Florida Saturday warmed the already upbeat spirit of the Dolphins Cancer Challenge VII on February 11, as 4,000 participants and volunteers cycled, ran, walked or performed countless tasks to support the search for cancer cures at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
News : 2017
Eduardo J. de Marchena, M.D. ’80, has been named the 2017 recipient of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Medical Alumni Association’s Hall of Fame Award. The honor will be presented March 4 at the Reunions Banquet at The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami.
The Florida Department of Health has announced the award of 16 grants totaling more than $16 million from the Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program and the James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program. Six investigators at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine were recipients of Bankhead-Coley and King grants totaling $5,728,856.
Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A., professor of surgery and chief academic officer of the Miami Transplant Institute at the Miller School of Medicine, has been named the recipient of the 2017 Outstanding Teaching Award by the University of Miami Faculty Senate.
Women faculty members at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine shared the tough lessons and great accomplishments of the past — along with the inspiring promise of the future — at an event Friday commemorating the 196th birthday of Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States.
Through a unique blend of philanthropy and show business, a South Florida nonprofit organization aims to increase its efforts to raise funds and awareness for the field of transplantation, a cause that the Leading Ladies have supported for more than 20 years. Despite the progress that’s been made during that time, the group’s members are more determined than ever to keep the spotlight on the need for additional research.
For nearly five years, small groups of physicians — primarily surgeons — from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have traveled to Cuba to participate in professional conferences, teach medical students and share clinical practices with peers from around the world.
Building on its mission to cultivate inclusive health care, University of Miami Hospital, part of UHealth — the University of Miami Health System, has opened a new and innovative clinic to meet the comprehensive health and surgical needs of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning community.