Why do some children with leukemia respond well to treatment while others do not? Noted cancer researcher Julio C. Barredo, M.D., professor and Toppel Family Chair in Pediatric Hematology-Oncology at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is making progress in finding an answer to that life-and-death question.
Stunned reactions have become the norm each time the University of Miami Iron Arrow Honor Society inducts unsuspecting students, faculty, staff, and alumni into its ranks. Last Thursday was no exception when 40 distinguished individuals — including six from the medical campus — were tapped into the prestigious organization.
Miller School of Medicine researchers have found that the age of a donor mouse affects the ability of its mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) to repair damage to the lungs caused by pulmonary fibrosis. Their laboratory study, published recently in Translational Research, has important implications for clinical stem cell treatments in older patients with damaged and scarred lung tissue caused by smoking or other conditions.
Surrounded by her colleagues, family, and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leadership, Carolyn Abitbol, M.D., professor of pediatrics at the Miller School, received the prestigious 2015 Micah Batchelor Award for Excellence in Children’s Health Research.
The Miller School of Medicine recently hosted an international gathering of some of the world’s most renowned cystic fibrosis experts. Clinicians and researchers from four continents traveled to Miami for the Eighth Annual University of Miami Cystic Fibrosis Symposium – The Robert “Budge” McKey Symposia, supported by the Batchelor Foundation.