Alberto Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., MPH, and his construction research team and medical/public health students collecting musculoskeletal disorders data from a South Florida construction jobsite.

Noted Sylvester Public Health Researcher to Chair NIOSH Study Section


Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., MPH, a principal investigator in firefighter safety initiatives launched by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been named chair of the Safety and Occupational Health Study Section of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

Microscopic view of acute myeloid leukemia cells.

Sylvester Researchers Play Key Role in Groundbreaking AML Study


Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is one of 11 academic medical centers collaborating in the Beat AML Initiative, sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. For more than five years, samples from 526 patients were collected from across the country. The study, “Functional Genomic Landscape of Acute Myeloid Leukemia,” was published on October 17 in Nature.

David J. Lee, Ph.D., left, with Diane Zheng, MS

Miller School Doctoral Student Explores Connection Between Vision and Cognition


When Diane Zheng, MS, was a teenager growing up in southern China, she watched as her grandmother’s personality faded and transformed as a result of Alzheimer’s disease. Then, in recent years, the pain resurfaced as her family watched her father-in-law deteriorate and eventually pass away from the same disease.

From left, Himanshu Arora, Ph.D., with Ranjith Ramasamy, M.D.

Sylvester Researchers Show Nitric Oxide Suppresses Drug-Resistant Prostate Cancer


Researchers at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown in animal models that S-nitrosoglutathione (GSNO), a compound that increases nitric oxide (NO) levels, suppresses castration-resistant prostate cancer and has a major impact on tumor microenvironments. The discovery could lead to new therapies for prostate cancer patients with few options.

UHealth Board Announcement


With a distinct eye on the future of health care, the University of Miami is pleased to announce the formation of the UHealth Board of Directors, a panel of highly respected leaders who will provide strategic oversight to the University of Miami Health System.

Taming a Toxic Stew


For months, the news has been filled with stories of toxic algal blooms fouling Florida’s waterways and coastline. The algae Karenia brevis has caused the worst red tide along Florida’s southwest coast in more than a decade, and a blue-green algae called cyanobacteria has coated the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and other freshwater canals.