Universtiy of Miami Miller School of Medicine Graduate and Postdoctoral Programs

News 2014

Lan Wang, Ph.D.

Armed with New Grants, Sylvester Researcher Hopes to Develop Leukemia Therapies

September 30, 2014

Lan Wang, Ph.D., assistant professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, has received three grants this year for her research studies in the field of blood cancers. “My research focuses on understanding the pathogenesis of hematological malignancies and stem cell studies,” said Wang. “I am interested in identifying the genes that are disrupted and developing new therapeutic strategies for patients with these diseases.”

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Aniveny Ayala, strategic accounts manager, Qiagen

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology CORE Hosts Supply Open House

September 23, 2014

Dozens of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers took advantage of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Core’s first Supply Center Open House to see the latest laboratory products and services. “It was highly successful event with a lot of representation from both vendors and customers,” said Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., Pharm.D., M.S.

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Diana Naranjo

Public Health Researchers Compare Mosquito Control Strategies in Florida and Ecuador

September 23, 2014

An international team of researchers, including three investigators from the Miller School’s Department of Public Health Sciences, has compared differing mosquito control programs in St. Johns County, Florida, and Guayas, Ecuador. Their findings demonstrate how two countries can develop effective vector control practices, despite their cultural and economic differences.

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Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, introduces James Pann, Ph.D.

Grand Rounds Shows Visual Evaluation Reporting Can Help Reach a Wider Audience

September 23, 2014

The power of a non-traditional approach to research and evaluation reporting was the focus of a recent Grand Rounds co-hosted by the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). University of Miami alumnus James Pann, Ph.D., highlighted the value of the visual evaluation report as an alternative method for communicating findings and engaging stakeholders.

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Clockwise from top left, John C. Beier, Sc.D.; Karina M. Lizzi, M.P.H.; Scott C. Brown, Ph.D.; and Whitney A. Qualls, Ph.D., M.S.

Researchers Urge Expanded Vector Management Strategies to Protect Public Health

September 02, 2014

Public Health researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine published an article that was featured in the August issue of Cell Press’s Trends in Parasitology. The article, “Expanding Integrated Vector Management to Promote Healthy Environments,” outlines the importance of integrated vector management strategies to protect communities from pathogen transmission by arthropods — and their limitations.

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