A Miller School trauma surgeon who cares for burn patients and a dermatologist who is already healing chronic wounds with stem cells have been awarded $3 million from the U.S. Department of Defense to conduct the nation’s first clinical trial on the safety and efficacy of using donor mesenchymal stem cells to promote healing and reduce scarring in acute burn patients.
News & Events : 2012
A team of researchers led by the Miller School’s Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery, has discovered that aberrantly expressed microRNAs inhibit the healing of chronic venous ulcers.
Robert S. Kirsner, M.D., Ph.D., professor and vice chair of dermatology and cutaneous surgery and the Stiefel Laboratories Chair, is one step closer to ending the agony associated with one of the most common chronic wounds. He was one of the investigators who conducted phase II clinical trials on HP802-247, an investigational, allogeneic, living cell bioformulation now under development for the treatment of venous leg ulcers.
A record 640 runners took part in the Golden Key Gets SunSmart 5K Run/Walk on Key Biscayne to educate the community about sun safety and provide free skin cancer screenings.
The Miller School’s Marjana Tomic-Canic, Ph.D., professor of dermatology and cutaneous surgery and director of the Wound Healing and Regenerative Medicine Research Program, presented a lecture on March 7 on wound healing for the NIH director’s prestigious Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, which features scientific talks by some of the world’s top biomedical sciences researchers.
Keyvan Nouri, M.D., the Richard Helfman Professor of Dermatologic Surgery, director of Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Dermatology, and Laser Surgery, and chief of Dermatology Services, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, accepted the first Louis C. Skinner, Jr., M.D., Endowed Chair in Dermatology at a January 18 ceremony on the Miller School campus.