Leaders in health

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Affirming our strengths. Achieving our potential.

At UHealth—University of Miami Health System—and the Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, we are leaders in world-class patient care, groundbreaking research, transformational medical training, and community health programming. Support for Ever Brighter: The Campaign for Our Next Century, will further our mission to train the next generation of compassionate providers and visionary researchers, enhance the well-being of every patient we serve, and promote health equity throughout South Florida and beyond.

Brighter outcomes for health and wellness

Combating complex diseases through revolutionary discoveries

Our physician-scientists are unlocking the mysteries behind some of the world’s most complex diseases. Through game-changing investigations, UHealth and the Miller School stand at the cusp of global leadership in treating and preventing brain diseases, tackling cancer at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and exploring eye disorders at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Philanthropic support will open the doors of discovery even wider and affirm our status as an international destination for research and treatment.

Why a campaign now?

Because our life-changing and life-saving work can’t wait.

Since their founding, UHealth and the Miller School have been a beacon of hope. We developed the antiretroviral treatments that turned HIV into a treatable disease, created the world’s first cardiopulmonary patient simulator, and designed targeted community programs like the Firefighter Cancer Initiative, which helps monitor and mitigate the risk of cancer among firefighters nationwide.

As the world addresses extreme health inequities, a global pandemic, and a growing trend toward personalized care, bold solutions are needed now more than ever—your generous support will advance our efforts to position UHealth and the Miller School at the forefront of innovation.

Where we Shine Brightest

Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is listed as the No. 1 eye hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report and has been for 20 years.


Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in South Florida.


The Miller School of Medicine is Florida’s top National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded institution.


Fundraising Priorities

Research: Transformative discoveries

We are seeking support for a medical research endowment and research scholars program—a cornerstone funding goal that will allow us to drastically expand our research enterprise and establish a world-class research facility at UHealth and the Miller School with state-of-the-art laboratories, cutting-edge equipment, and space for our physician-scientists to pursue innovative treatments and cures.

Education: Inspiring the next generation

We are educating aspiring physicians who will shape the future of medicine, champion new discoveries, and eventually take up the mantle of leadership at UHealth and the Miller School, as well as nationally. The campaign supports significant upgrades to our facilities, scholarships, and novel curriculum offerings across our academic enterprise.

Patient care: Only the best

With your support, we will continue to improve the patient experience through capital projects, increased recruitment, and care initiatives that elevate our status as one of the nation’s premier academic health systems.

Health equity: Stronger communities

The campaign will advance our mission to serve one of the world’s most diverse populations and improve health equity in South Florida, enabling people in the communities we serve to live longer, healthier lives.

Why support matters

Greater heights

The support of our generous donors has established UHealth and the Miller School as exceptional institutions. We now stand poised to raise our national profile even higher by delivering excellent care and pursuing innovative research. We are grateful for the support that has powered our past achievements and look forward to engaging the community of donors whose investments will translate into the life-saving medical solutions of tomorrow. With your support, the Ever Brighter campaign will further position UHealth and the Miller School as a world leader in transformational health.

Featured Stories

Sending Fission Yeast Around the Moon in Search of Protective Genes for Human Space Flight

Fulvia Verde, Ph.D., a Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher leading a team of University of Miami Miller School of Medicine scientists, will soon be sending an array of Schizosaccharomyces pombe (S. pombe) yeast on a 60-day space mission. Called Artemis 1, the NASA project will take the yeast and other samples to the Moon and back. Dr. Verde’s project will be one of four science payloads aboard the rocket.

NIH Grant Supports Innovative Multifacted Heart Study

A new collaborative study led by a multidisciplinary group of investigators, most at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will take a multifaceted approach to understanding how fatty tissue or epicardial adipose tissue around the heart can affect the risk of atrial fibrillation, a life-threatening irregular heartbeat.

Build with us

To support UHealth and the Miller School’s work to realize better outcomes for a healthier world, please contribute to the University of Miami’s campaign for a brighter tomorrow.

Give now

To learn more, please contact Sarah Christensen, medical development, 305-243-2290.