News : 2018 : May

Jessica MacIntyre, M.S.N., ARNP, helps patient Althea Chung try on one of the new hoodies.

Donated Hoodies Help Sylvester Patients and Staff by Adding Convenience and Comfort

Patients at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are the first in the country to receive new specially designed hoodies donated by Oscar de la Renta, LLC. In place of a long zipper down the middle, these hoodies have two shorter diagonal zippers that make it easier for nurses to access chemotherapy chest ports, while helping patients stay warm.

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Steven L. Cohn, M.D.

Dr. Steven Cohn Closes Miller School Career with Busy Speaking Schedule

Steven L. Cohn, M.D., a hospitalist, professor emeritus of medicine and nationally recognized expert in perioperative medicine, has had a busy spring. Although he officially retired from the Miller School of Medicine in April 2017, he has continued to work part-time and to teach. Now he is finally winding down his academic career, but the vagaries of conference scheduling have forced him to do so in a whirlwind of activity.

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Gilberto Lopes, M.D., M.B.A.

Sylvester Physicians and Researchers to Present at ASCO

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center will be well represented at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting June 1- 5 in Chicago, as several physicians and researchers are scheduled to make key presentations. At the Plenary Session on Sunday, June 3, Gilberto Lopes, M.D., M.B.A., associate director of Global Oncology at Sylvester, will present the abstract on the Phase III KEYNOTE-42 study.

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Mehdi Mirsaeidi, M.D., M.P.H.

Researcher Identifies Increased Survival Factors for Sarcoidosis Patients with Lung Transplants

Sarcoidosis patients have better outcomes with lung transplants than patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Their survival outlook is also greater when the donor is young or white, or when receiving a double lung transplant, according to a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researcher who is an expert on this rare inflammatory lung disease.

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From left, Cindy L. Munro, Ph.D., RN, Otto Yang, M.D., Michael Weinstein, Julio Frenk, Jorge Saavedra, M.D., M.P.H., M.H.P.M., José Szapocznik, Ph.D., Hansel Tookes, M.D., M.P.H., Adriane Gelpi, Ph.D., M.P.H., Sunil Rao, Ph.D., Andrea Calo and Mitzi Tanaka.

Partnership to Tackle Research and Advocacy on Global Health Issues

To pursue critically needed scientific knowledge on global health issues, the University of Miami and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) recently announced the launch of the AHF Global Public Health Institute at the University of Miami. The partnership will allow researchers to generate objective evidence that can lead to improvements in public health policy at the global, regional, national and local levels.

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Craig H. Moskowitz, M.D.

Lymphoma Expert Dr. Craig Moskowitz Joins Sylvester as Physician-in-Chief for Oncology Service Line

Craig H. Moskowitz, M.D., one of the world’s leading experts on lymphoma, will join Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center on May 14 as physician-in-chief for the Oncology Service Line. He is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. Additionally, he is the author of more than 275 articles in high-impact journals and a sought-after speaker at scientific conferences worldwide.

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Gianluca Iacobellis, M.D., Ph.D., speaking at the ESC Conference in Vienna.

Researcher Reports Diagnostic, Prognostic and Therapeutic Promise of Epicardial Fat at Conference

When it comes to screening and modifying risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease, research on epicardial fat is getting to the heart of the matter. This organ-specific fat has a unique genetic profile and dictates important local and systemic effects throughout the body.

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From left, Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., with Rabbi Morris I. Esformes.

Grateful Patient and Philanthropist Endows Chair in Medicine and Endocrinology for Dr. Roy E. Weiss

In recognition of his work searching for new treatments and cures for thyroid and pituitary gland disorders, renowned endocrinologist Roy E. Weiss, M.D., Ph.D., was recently presented with the Rabbi Morris I. Esformes Endowed Chair in Medicine and Endocrinology. The ceremony was held April 24 in the Schoninger Research Quadrangle in front of more than 200 family members, friends, colleagues, and medical school leadership.

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