Krishna V. Komanduri, M.D.

Research Uncovers Approach That May Decrease Complications of Stem Cell Transplants for Cancer


The preferred treatment of many high-risk or relapsed hematologic malignancies remains an allogeneic stem cell transplant. However, patients and physicians often face graft-versus-host disease (GVHD), a frequent and life-threatening complication. Miller School and Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have developed a method to decrease GVHD, while maintaining the benefits of T-cell virus-specific immunity.

Nominate a March of Dimes Nurse of the Year


The UHealth nursing staff at the Miller School is one of the most vital components of our healthcare team. The March of Dimes, a longtime supporter of the nursing profession, is asking for nominations of distinguished nurses in Miami-Dade or Monroe counties who deserve to be recognized as Nurse of the Year. Please take a moment to nominate a nurse or nursing student who has impacted lives by providing exceptional patient care.

State Senator Anitere Flores, center, accepts an award from Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., left, and Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

Sylvester Leadership Presents Award to State Senator Anitere Flores


The quarterly Sylvester Board of Governors meeting held Wednesday, June 5, featured a special guest, State Senator Anitere Flores. The lawmaker was recognized for her critical leadership and support during the recent legislative session in Tallahassee, where $10.3 million in appropriations in the state budget was allocated to the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Ronald Desrosiers, Ph.D.

Harvard Virologist Joins UM’s Fight Against HIV/AIDS and Cancer


Ronald Desrosiers, Ph.D., a virologist whose seminal discoveries at Harvard Medical School fueled scientific hopes of developing a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, has joined the Miller School’s Department of Pathology, where he will serve as Director of Research Faculty Development and continue his basic science research into viruses that cause AIDS and cancer.