News : 2012 : March

Richard J. Cote, M.D.

Macdonald Foundation Gift Creates Collaborative Institute in Biomedical Nanotechnology

Propelled by a transformative gift from a longtime contributor, the University of Miami announced on March 27 the creation of the Dr. John T. Macdonald Foundation Biomedical Nanotechnology Institute, a collaboration of key scientific disciplines that will harness the field of nanotechnology for clinical applications.

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Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., top, Robert Langer, Sc.D., left, and George Whitesides, Ph.D.

Nanotechnology Experts Gather for 45th Miami Winter Symposium

In its 45th year, the renowned Miami Winter Symposium focused on “Nanotechnology in Biomedicine” this year, drawing biotechnology and nanotechnology luminaries—including 2008 Nobel laureate Roger Tsien, Ph.D., as well as members of the U.S. national academies—to South Florida to discuss the latest advancements in the two fields that are fueling cross-collaborations, challenges, and new discoveries.

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David Watkins, Ph.D.

Pathologist Joins Faculty to Focus on AIDS and Dengue Fever Vaccines

David Watkins, Ph.D., an accomplished investigator studying the mechanisms of viral evasion from the immune system, has joined the Miller School faculty as professor and vice chair of research in the Department of Pathology

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Andrew V. Schally, Ph.D., M.D.h.c., D.Sc.h.c., left, and Norman Block, M.D.

Islet Function Improved with Enhanced Oxygen and GHRH Agonist in Bioartificial Pancreas

An international collaborative study with Miller School researchers has uncovered a key strategy that may provide a promising avenue for future approaches to islet transplantation that would open this treatment to a greater number of patients with diabetes.

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