News : 2014

Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.

Wound Healing Overview Stresses Need for More Awareness, Research and Treatments

A review article, “Wound repair and regeneration: Mechanisms, signaling and translation,” was written by Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., and co-authors explores emerging concepts in tissue regeneration and repair, and provides perspectives on how to translate current knowledge into viable clinical approaches for treating patients.

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From left, Laurence Gardner, M.D., Paolo Romanelli, M.D., Carla Maffeo, M.D., Charlotte LaSenna, Marco Romanelli, M.D., Ph.D.

Family Ties: Dermatology Programs Draw Miami and Pisa Closer Together

Five thousand miles and 1,000 years of architecture separate pre-Renaissance Pisa and modern Miami, but a pair of dermatologist brothers — born in Tuscany and raised in South Florida — has bridged the gaps between the two cities with medical conference and student-exchange program initiatives.

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Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.

Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., Elected to NIH Big Data to Knowledge Multi-Council Working Group

Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., professor of dermatology and Director of the Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program in the Department of Dermatology, has been elected to the NIH Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Multi-Council Working Group. The committee provides trans-NIH programmatic input and serves as an advisory group regarding grant initiatives related to BD2K projects.

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Shailee Patel, center, receives a certificate for completing a two-year Translational Science Wound Healing Research Fellowship, from Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., and Lawrence A. Schachner, M.D., the Harvey Blank Professor and Chair of Dermatology and Cutaneous Surgery.

Student Researcher Honored with a Dozen Accolades in Two Years

Thanks to an inimitably successful two years of research at the Miller School, Shailee Patel can add a remarkable list of accomplishments to her curriculum vitae as she heads back to medical school to complete her fourth-year clinical rotations.

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Berg President Niven R. Narain and Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., sign research partnership agreement. In back row, from left, David Seo, M.D., associate professor and Chief Medical Informatics Officer; Gary Beecham, Ph.D., assistant professor and Director, Division of Research Informatics; Suzanne Liv Page, J.D., Director, Office of Research Administration; Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., Pharm.D., M.S., Professor and Lucille P. Markey Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; James O’Connell, Director, Office of Technology Transfer; Sapna Deo, Ph.D., associate professor, biochemistry and molecular biology; Joaquin J. Jimenez, M.D., research associate professor, dermatology and cutaneous surgery, and biochemistry and molecular biology.

Miller School Signs Agreement for Drug Discovery Partnership

The Miller School and Berg, a Boston-based biopharmaceutical company, have entered into a collaborative research and development agreement to share research and data while seeding critical projects in the areas of cancer, metabolic diseases and diseases of the central nervous system.

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Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D.

Researchers Begin to Unlock Mystery of Non-Healing Leg Wounds

A team of Miller School researchers has taken the first step toward discovering an answer to one of the human body’s elusive mysteries — why wounds, especially those that occur in the lower legs, heal in some people and not in others.

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Tongyu Cao Wikramanayake, Ph.D.

Study Reveals Complex Role of Largely Unknown Mpzl3 Gene

A multidisciplinary study led by Tongyu Cao Wikramanayake, Ph.D., research assistant professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, has pinpointed multiple roles of the little-known protein-coding gene Mpzl3 (myelin protein zero-like 3).

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James Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D.

Sylvester Study Provides New Insights on Melanomas

A new Miller School study led by James Grichnik, M.D., Ph.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, provides new insights into the genetic mutations that can lead to melanomas. “Mutations driving melanoma growth have diagnostic, prognostic and therapeutic implications,” said Grichnik.

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Register for the SunSmart 5K Run/Walk

Do you think you can outrun Dean Goldschmidt or keep up with 2012 U.S. Olympian Manuel Huerta? Are you interested in getting a free skin cancer screening from Miller School dermatologists?

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Miller School Women in Academic Medicine gather for a reception at the home of Anne Burdick, M.D., Ph.D.

Honoring Women in Academic Medicine and Their Achievements

The Miller School’s Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) hosted an intimate January 21 reception at the home of Anne Burdick, M.D., Ph.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery and Associate Dean for TeleHealth and Clinical Outreach, honoring women in academic medicine and recent successes and achievements of women faculty at UM.

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