News and Events : 2017

Dana Bis Wins PK Thomas Award for Best Paper on Peripheral Nerve Disorders

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From left, Carl H. June, M.D., Pasquale Benedetto, M.D., Mark L. Gonzalgo, M.D., Ph.D., Nipun Merchant, M.D., Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H., Breelyn A. Wilky, M.D., and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Zubrod Memorial Lecture Program Spotlights Faculty and Young Investigators

Six physician-scientists were recognized for their contributions to cancer research and treatment as part of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 18th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Sylvester Cancer Research Poster Session on May 19. Sylvester Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., hosted the event.

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Leukemia cells.

Discovering AML’s Epigenetic Identity

Maria Figueroa, M.D., a researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and associate professor of human genetics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, published a paper in the journal Cancer Discovery that provides new insights into how certain molecular pathways influence acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

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Our Researchers Participate in Mercedes-Benz Corporate Run

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Human Genetics Grand Rounds Features Distinguished Presidential Scholar Carlos D. Bustamante, Ph.D.

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Human Genetics and Genomics Seminar Series: Lily Wang, Ph.D.

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Researchers attend the ADPD Conference

HIHG and DHG researchers are attending the 13th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases) (ADPD 2017) in Vienna, Austria.

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IACUC Compliance: Compassionate Care and Use

Please join us Monday, April 3, 4-5PM

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The MSGM Capstone Symposium took place on March 15, 2017 at the Biomedical Research Building at the John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics <br>

Master of Science in Genomic Medicine Capstone Poster Symposium

On March 15, 2017, the Dr. John T. MacDonald Foundation Department of Human Genetics held the Master of Science in Genomic Medicine (MSGM) Capstone Poster Symposium to celebrate the achievements of the Spring 2017/2018 MD/MS degree candidates.

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Researchers meet with the secretary of state of Puerto Rico

The HIHG researchers had the opportunity to meet with the Secretary of State for Puerto Rico, Dr. Luis Rivera Marin.

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MSGM Capstone Poster Symposium

Join us Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 4-7PM

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Cancer Genomics: From Etiology to Precision Medicine

Please join us on March 20, 4-5PM

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From left, Hilit F. Mechaber, M.D., Nanette Vega, M.A., Ivette Motola, M.D., M.P.H., and Stephen Symes, M.D.

Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements

Women in Academic Medicine, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, and the Committee of Interns and Residents at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine hosted the annual Evening of Fellowship on January 23, honoring recent successes and achievements of the Miller School’s women faculty. The event began with networking among attendees from various departments, including many chairs and center directors.

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