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Terry and Wayne Lobdell Mind Body Wellness Symposium 2014

LobdellJoin Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Terry and Wayne Lobdell Mind Body Wellness Symposium 2014 on Friday, March 14, for an exciting day focused on prevention, healthy living, and survivorship with speakers, demonstrations, food samples, health screenings, the giant inflatable colon, and much more.

The symposium includes an outdoor expo with live music and free massages  in the courtyard at Sylvester, 1475 NW 12th Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and presentations by two national speakers in the Gordon Auditorium on the first floor of the Clinical Research Building, 1120 NW 14th Street.

Beginning at 10 a.m., Gary Deng, of  the Integrative Medicine Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, will discuss “Herbal Therapies and Natural Health Products: What They Can and Cannot Do.” Adam Perlman, executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine and  associate vice president for health and wellness for the Duke University Health System, will follow with “Integrative Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach” at 11 a.m. Seating is limited and those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP in advance by emailing SOSS@med.miami.edu or calling 305-243-1866.

The expo in the Sylvester Courtyard will feature:

  • Brazilian Voices live performances at 11 a.m. and  12:15 p.m.
  • Information tables featuring the American Cancer Society, Integrative Medicine, Social Work, Nutrition, GI and colorectal, colonoscopy scheduling, iCamp, Sylvester Disease Nurses, Arts by the Bedside, Cancer Support Community, and Deliver Lean
  • The Giant Inflatable Colon, an interactive walk-through display that, coinciding with Colorectal Awareness Month, teaches about the risks, symptoms, prevention, early detection, and treatment options for colorectal cancer
  • Complimentary 10-minute massages
  • Free food samples and other giveaways
  • Interactive yoga sessions

For more information, email Michael Gonzalez at Mgonzalez23@med.miami.edu.



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Miller School Researchers Win State Grants to Conquer Florida’s No. 1 Killer

Daniel Armstrong, director of the Mailman Center for Child Development and chair of the state’s Biomedical Research Advisory Council, said the recipients' research benefits all Floridians.

Daniel Armstrong, director of the Mailman Center for Child Development and chair of the state’s Biomedical Research Advisory Council, said the recipients’ research benefits all Floridians.

Seven Miller School investigators are among the 31 recipients of the 2013 research grants the Florida Department of Health awarded recently to help researchers at state university and research institutes find cures for cancers and tobacco-related diseases.

The winning proposals, which range from detecting smoking-related head and neck cancer early to improving the rate of minorities who appropriately take cholesterol-lowering medications, underscore the Miller School’s continued dedication to developing innovative treatments for cancer, which is the leading cause of death in Florida and claimed 41,696 lives last year alone. Read the full story

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Cyclists ‘Gear’ Up to Fight Cancer

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Cyclists ‘Gear’ Up to Fight Cancer

Members of Team Sylvester ride into Sun Life Stadium on Sunday.

Members of Team Sylvester ride into Sun Life Stadium on Sunday.

A researcher who studies how cancer patients cope with and adapt to their illness, Suzanne Lechner promised herself early last summer that she would ride in a charity cycling event to honor the subjects who participated in her last study—a stress management and education program for low-income African-American women with breast cancer.

Then came the news that stunned her: Her mother, Trudy, and aunt, Ellen, identical twins, were diagnosed with lung cancer only five months apart. Suddenly, not only her decision for whom to ride but also the nature of her work took on new meaning. Read the full story

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Faculty and Staff Support the U: Grateful Patient Rides for a ‘Wheel’ Good Cause

Sheryl Borg crosses the finish line at Sun Life Stadium at last year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge.

Sheryl Borg crosses the finish line at Sun Life Stadium at last year’s Dolphins Cycling Challenge.

As one of the more than 2,000 cyclists who will take to the streets November 2 and 3 for the fourth Dolphins Cycling Challenge, Sheryl Borg knows better than anyone the importance of supporting lifesaving cancer research and treatment programs.

Borg, director of decision support services for the University of Miami’s Information Technology department, has been the picture of health for the past 12 years after being diagnosed with and treated successfully for a rare form of uterine cancer. Read the full story

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Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute Breast Cancer Developmental Grant Program 2014-15

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Breast Cancer Program, with generous funding from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, has announced a call for developmental grant proposals for seed funding ($50,000 per grant awarded) for one-year research projects directed toward basic, translational, and clinical breast cancer research. The support of these pilot projects will allow the initiation of new breast cancer research that will evaluate high-risk ideas that have the potential for high yields in treatment, prevention, or basic biology of breast cancer.

Applications in diverse areas of breast cancer research—including clinical oncology research, basic molecular and structural mechanistic approaches, population genetics, and epidemiology—are encouraged. An applicant whose project was funded in the previous cycle of breast cancer developmental grants is not eligible for funding of a new project in the following year. Individuals must have independent research and laboratory space to be eligible.

The application deadline is November 6.

For application and additional information, please contact Nicole Ruiz at 305-243-3029 or via email at nruiz4@med.miami.edu. For more information, visit http://sylvester.org, click on “Research,” then “Funding Opportunities.”

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