News : 2011

From left, Rosemeire M. Kanashiro-Takeuchi, Ph.D., Joshua M. Hare, M.D., and Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c.

Activating GHRH Receptor Shown to Stimulate Cardiac Damage Repair After Myocardial Infarction

A collaborative study by several physician-scientists from the Miller School demonstrates that a growth hormone-releasing hormone agonist (GHRH-A) reverses damage to the heart and enhances recovery following a myocardial infarction.

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Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D.

Miller School Researcher Leads Pivotal Breast Cancer Study

A seminal study designed and coordinated by Tan A. Ince, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of pathology, member of the Braman Family Breast Cancer Institute at Sylvester, and director of the Tumor Stem Cell Division at the Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute at the Miller School, has pinpointed a protein that, when expressed in high levels in ER-positive tumors, is linked to a doubling of mortality in ER-positive patients.

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Jonathan “Jack” Lord, M.D.

Nationally Recognized Leader Named Chief Innovation Officer at the Miller School

A nationally recognized leader in innovations in health care, Jonathan “Jack” Lord, M.D., will join the University of Miami in September as chief innovation officer and professor of pathology at the Miller School of Medicine.

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Gustavo Fernandez, M.D., the study’s principal investigator, readies patient Robert Chambers for his last dose of the promising drug.

Out of Options, First Patient in Bladder Cancer Trial Now Has Hope

When Robert Chambers became the first patient to receive a potential new bladder cancer therapy developed by Miller School Nobel laureate Andrew V. Schally, he was out of treatment options, and hope. But after his final dose of the promising drug, Chambers is feeling better.

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Charles Rouault, M.D.

Retirement Is Just Not in Dr. Charles Rouault’s Blood

For some people, retirement comes easily, but not for Charles Rouault, M.D., so after leading Community Blood Centers of Florida for 29 years, and transforming the organization from one of the nation’s youngest and smallest to one of the largest and best, Rouault is now professor of pathology and associate director of transfusion services.

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Carolyn Cray, Ph.D.

From Humans to Turtles, Carolyn Cray, Ph.D., Helps Animals Regain Health

There was little question that oil-covered sea turtles plucked from the gulf after the Deepwater Horizon explosion were gravely ill. Many had ingested the dark slime and endured extreme temperatures in slick surface waters super-heated by the sun. Neither was there much doubt where the Audubon Nature Institute in Louisiana and other wildlife experts would turn for help.

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