More than 100 University of Miami students and employees participated in the DCC Spin-a-Thon, taking turns on 37 stationary bikes that were temporarily relocated in the spacious atrium of UM’s Herbert Wellness Center.

Spinning for a Cure: DCC Spin-a-Thon Raises Funds for Cancer Research


Celia Schieffelin was one of more than 100 students and employees who donned workout clothes and sneakers last Wednesday to pedal, pant, and perspire at the Dolphins Cycling Challenge Spin-a-Thon, which is geared to raise funds for the lifesaving treatment and research programs at UM’s Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Keiko Konno, M.S., Glen N. Barber, Ph.D., and Hiroyasu Konno, Ph.D.

Researchers Identify Mechanism to Control Immune Signaling


A new Miller School study has identified a cellular pathway used to deactivate innate immune system signaling – a key discovery that could potentially lead to the development of novel vaccines or clinical treatments for chronic inflammatory diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.

Jerry W. Winters, CPA, left, and William “Bill” L. Devoney Jr., CPA, M.B.A.

Healthcare Veterans Named to Two New Miller School/UHealth CFO Positions


Two veteran Chief Financial Officers have joined the Miller School-UHealth team, bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in healthcare finance to the University of Miami Medical Group and the Hospital Division at a critical time, the new era of healthcare ushered in by the Affordable Care Act.

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.

FAMRI Awards Grant to Support Breast Cancer Research at Sylvester


As the nation marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has been awarded a grant by the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, Inc. (FAMRI), to further its breast cancer research efforts. The grant of $150,000 is to support and encourage novel, early stage research into breast cancer, a disease associated with exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke.

Bradley Matthews with his son Jeremy on Miami Beach.

Faculty and Staff Help Support the U: A Father's Gratitude


Many of the University of Miami’s faculty and staff members give generously to the U. This week we profile Bradley Matthews, a sales account executive in UM’s Department of Athletics, who is grateful for the care his young son has received at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute for a rare form of eye cancer.

Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., James Wilkinson, M.D., M.P.H., and Tracie L. Miller, M.D.

With Major Statement by the American Heart Association, Pediatric Cardio-oncology Comes of Age


Led by the Miller School’s Steven E. Lipshultz, M.D., the American Heart Association has issued a major and unprecedented scientific statement on the life-threatening or quality-of-life reducing cardiovascular problems that the growing number of childhood cancer survivors are destined to face decades after their initial treatment. It was published online in advance of print in Circulation, the official journal of the AHA.

Amy Ferguson with her father, Jack, at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.

Faculty and Staff Help Support the U: A Daughter’s Story


Many of the University of Miami’s faculty and staff members give generously to the U. Starting with today’s issue of e-Update, we will profile some of the dynamic employee donors whose gifts to the institution help support a variety of University-related initiatives. This week we profile Amy Ferguson, Director of Major Gifts at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.