Posted on 07 November 2013
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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Posted on 03 November 2013
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
Posted on 25 October 2013
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
Posted on 17 October 2013
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, visit http://sylvester.org, click on “Research,” then “Funding Opportunities.”
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Posted on 25 September 2013
Amy Ferguson with her father, Jack, at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
When Jack Ferguson joins his daughter, Amy C. Ferguson, for the University of Miami-Georgia Tech game on October 5, it will mark a special moment for the two football fans. Read the full story