From left are Rep. Erik Fresen, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Governor Rick Scott, Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and UM President Donna E. Shalala

Gov. Rick Scott Visits Sylvester Cancer Center


Florida Governor Rick Scott took a whirlwind tour of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center while in Miami last week, stopping to shake hands with many surprised patients and employees before meeting with center Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., UM President Donna E. Shalala and Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., to stress his commitment to improving cancer care in the state.

Dedicating the new division are, from left, James Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D., Linda and David Frankel, their son Greg with grandson Vince, and daughter-in-law Alexandra, and Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., and Lawrence A. Schachner, M.D.

Generous Gift Establishes Melanoma Division in Department of Dermatology


With the extraordinary generosity of David M. Frankel, M.D., and his family, the Miller School’s Department of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery has established The Frankel Family Division of Melanocytic Tumors, bringing researchers and physicians one step closer to conquering a formidable foe.

CaneSearch University-Wide Research Day to Address Community Concerns About Obesity


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will hold its first major University-wide initiative, “CaneSearch,” on Wednesday, February 27, to help identify these goals through a poster session on topics related to obesity, including research, educational, clinical and community-based activities across disciplines.

From left are symposium directors Angelo Azzi, M.D., Ph.D., past president of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D.

2013 Miami Winter Symposium Focuses on Metabolism and Nutrition


More than 200 biochemists and molecular biologists from around the world, many of them luminaries in the growing field of metabolism and nutrition research, are gathered in Miami this week for the 46th annual Miami Winter Symposium to explore the interaction of nutrition, genetics, epigenetics and human health.

John Goldberg, M.D.

Grant Awarded to Sylvester for Pediatric Cancer Research


The St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven and donor-centered charity dedicated to raising money for childhood cancer research, is proud to award a one-year infrastructure grant of $50,000 to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

From left, Laurie Weiss Nuell, Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., and Jennie Weiss Block celebrate the merger.

Jay Weiss Center and Sylvester Merge to Tackle Health Disparities


In a match “truly made in heaven,” the Jay Weiss Center for Social Medicine and Health Equity is now affiliated with Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a merger celebrated January 31 at an informal ceremony attended by family members and admirers of two humanitarian giants who championed quality health care for the underserved.