Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, and molecular and cellular pharmacology, Co-Director of Novel Methods for the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Associate Director of the M.D./Ph.D. Program, has been named Chief of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
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For years, while a student at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Hansel Tookes fought the Florida legislature to pass the first law in the state that would allow drug users to exchange used needles for clean ones in an effort to combat HIV transmission among at-risk groups.
The Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) has been awarded a prestigious contract for the Production Assistance for Cellular Therapies (PACT) – Cell Processing Facilities from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. ISCI was selected from the country’s most qualified applicants, and will play a key role in the manufacturing of stem cells and in furthering stem cell research in the U.S.