News : 2017

DCC riders crossing the MacArthur Causeway.

Thousands Support Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at Dolphins Cancer Challenge

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.

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Eduardo J. de Marchena, M.D.

Dr. Eduardo J. de Marchena to be honored with Alumni Hall of Fame Award

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.

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A Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center scientist searches for a cure.

Sylvester and Miller School Awarded $5.7 Million for Cancer and Tobacco-Related Disease Research

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.

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Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Gaetano Ciancio Tapped for Outstanding Teaching Award by UM Faculty Senate

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.

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From left, Ofelia A. Alvarez, M.D., Gwendolyn B. Scott, M.D., G. Patricia Cantwell, M.D., and Lourdes Forster, M.D., participate in the celebration.

Women Faculty Celebrate Accomplishments on Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell’s Birthday

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.

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Members of Leading Ladies at their recent luncheon in Hallandale Beach.

Leading Ladies Look to Put Transplant Research in the Spotlight

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.

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Tanya L. Zakrison, M.D., M.H.Sc., M.P.H., center, with medical students from Cuba, Chad and South Africa.

Miller School Surgeons Bridge Cultures through Trauma Training in Cuba

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.

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From left, Christopher J. Salgado, M.D., with Lauren Foster.

LGBTQ Center for Wellness, Gender and Sexual Health Opens at University of Miami Hospital

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.

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