News and Media : 2013 :

From left, Bal Lokeshwar, Ph.D., Shamaladevi Nagarajarao, Ph.D., and Lei Zhang turn allspice berries into a water extract with this high-pressure liquid chromotography machine.

Researchers Discover Prostate Cancer-Fighting Compound in Jamaican Allspice

Essential to jerk seasoning, allspice is known for flavoring Jamaican and other cuisines around the world with a blend of cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg and pepper but, according to a new study by Miller School researchers, the aromatic spice could be known one day for impeding the growth of, or maybe even preventing, prostate cancer, the No. 2 cancer-killer of men in the U.S.

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Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A.

Transplant Surgeon Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A., Elected President of National Urologic Society

Gaetano Ciancio M.D., M.B.A., professor of surgery and urology, has been elected President of the Urologic Society for Transplantation and Renal Surgery, an academic forum within the American Urological Association. Elected by society members and announced at the society’s annual meeting in San Diego on May 7, Ciancio will serve a one-year term.

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Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., moderates a panel on nephron-sparing surgery at the annual meeting.

Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., Receives Urology's Prestigious Gold Cystoscope Award

Dipen J. Parekh, M.D., professor and Chair of Urology and the Dr. Victor Politano Endowed Chair in Clinical Urology, is the 2013 recipient of the American Urological Association’s prestigious Gold Cystoscope Award. Presented at the association’s annual meeting in San Diego May 8, the award recognizes urologists who have made outstanding contributions to the profession within 13 years of completing their residency training.

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