Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo

Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo Honored as a ‘History Maker’ for Hispanic Heritage Month


The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities is honoring Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences and chief of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Division of General Internal Medicine, as a “History Maker” in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month.

A pathology slide of alveolar soft-part sarcoma.

A Paradigm Shift for Hard-to-Treat Sarcomas


Two recent studies by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers are the first to suggest that immunotherapy plays a key role in treating sarcomas, namely angiosarcoma and alveolar soft-part sarcoma. The findings could change the treatment paradigm for sarcoma types that have few if any treatment options.

From left, Dwyane Wade, Marc Buoniconti, Lindsey Vonn, and Dr. Barth Green.

Great Sports Legends Dinner Honors Nick Buoniconti, Supports Miami Project to Cure Paralysis


The Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, the fundraising arm of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, paid an emotional posthumous tribute to its founder, the Hall of Fame football legend Nick Buoniconti, and bestowed honors upon a legendary group of Hall of Famers, Gold Medalists, and Olympians in front of a crowd of more than 1,000 supporters on October 7.

Drs. John Bixby and Vance Lemmon

Understanding the Challenges of Reconnecting Neurons after Spinal Cord Injury


Neuroscientists have been struggling for years to understand why neurons in the brain and spinal cord have so much difficulty re-growing connections after injury caused by trauma or disease. An intercontinental collaboration between the University of Miami and Imperial College London neuroscientists and computer scientists provides new insight into the epigenetic mechanisms that might allow researchers to “reprogram neurons i

From left, President Julio Frenk, Dr. Danielle Laraque-Arena, and Dean Henri Ford.

Speaker’s Challenge: An Ethical Grounding for Medical Education


As the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and other academic health centers work to transform medical education, it is critically important to consider everything through the lens of health equity, says Danielle Laraque-Arena, M.D., who has worked nationally and internationally on education and research addressing the needs of underserved populations.

Sari and Justin Kaplan with son James.

Gift from grateful parents to bring innovative pediatric allergy research to the Miller School


Justin and Sari Kaplan never dreamed something as simple as cashew butter could pose a threat to their son James’ life — and give them a new mission of their own. Last year, when James was just one year old, a few bites of cashew butter had a shocking effect. He immediately broke out in hives. “It was incredibly scary … terrifying,” said Sari Kaplan.