Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.

Young Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million NIH Grant to Study Novel Gene Associated with Lung Cancer


Hoping to uncover critical mechanisms needed to develop effective chemotherapeutic approaches for an aggressive form of lung cancer, Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, will study a novel gene associated with non-small cell lung carcinoma with a $1.5 million, five-year grant she received from the NIH’s National Cancer Institute.

Ninel Z. Gregori, M.D., right, receives the Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award from Charles B. Slonim, M.D., President of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.

Bascom Palmer Physicians Recognized for Excellence by Esteemed Florida Society


Two Bascom Palmer Eye Institute physicians were honored at the Florida Society of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting this past weekend, with Ninel Z. Gregori, M.D., associate professor of clinical ophthalmology, receiving the Michael R. Redmond, M.D., Outstanding Young Ophthalmologist Leadership Award, and J. William Harbour, M.D., professor of ophthalmology, receiving the Shaler Richardson, M.D., Service to Medicine Award.

Stephen D. Nimer, M.D.

New Strategy for Treating Leukemia Reported in Nature


A groundbreaking laboratory study indicates that blocking the formation of a cancer-causing protein complex in blood cells could treat a deadly type of leukemia in children and adults. "By shedding new light on the protein-to-protein interactions that lead to acute myeloid leukemia (AML), our study points to a potential therapeutic strategy," said Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., Director of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.