Julio C. Barredo, M.D., with a small patient.

DCC Funds at Work: Sylvester Researcher Making Progress against Childhood Leukemia

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.

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From left, Enrique Ginzburg, M.D., Gillian A. Hotz, Ph.D., and Michael J. Kelley.

Iron Arrow Honor Society Taps Six from Medical Campus

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.

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Marilyn K. Glassberg, M.D.

Age of Donor Affects Stem Cell Effectiveness in Repairing Lung Damage from Pulmonary Fibrosis

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.

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From left, Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., R. Rodney Howell, M.D., Judy Schaechter, M.D., MBA, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Carolyn Abitbol, M.D., Nancy Batchelor, Fr. Patrick O’Neil, Karen Batchelor, Jon Batchelor, Doug Batchelor and Sandy Batchelor.

Researcher Wins 2015 Micah Batchelor Award to Study Preterm Birth and Kidney Disease

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.

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The participants of the Eighth Annual University of Miami Cystic Fibrosis Symposium, which took place on the Miller School of Medicine campus.

Eighth Annual University of Miami Cystic Fibrosis Symposium Draws Leaders

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.

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