Dr. Lucio Miele named Assistant Dean for Translational Research

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Lucio Miele has been appointed as Assistant Dean for Translational Research.  In this role, he will work with the Dean, the Associate Dean for Research, Department Heads and Center Directors to serve as a resource on the research infrastructure, expertise, and core facilities to facilitate translational research among the faculty.  He will serve on planning committees related to strategic initiatives, and he will assist with overall strategic planning. 

Dr. Miele received his MD from the University of Naples and he received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry with his dissertation work done at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics in Berlin.  He completed a fellowship at the NIH, and worked at the FDA as Acting Chief of the Laboratory of Cancer Cell Biology.  He joined the faculty at Loyola University of Chicago in 1998, and became Professor with tenure in 2005.  In 2007 he became the Associate Director of Translational Science at the Loyola University of Chicago Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center.  In 2009 he became Director of the University of Mississippi Medical Center Cancer Institute.  He joined the faculty at LSUHSC in 2014 as Associate Director in the Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, and he became Professor and Head of the Department of Genetics in 2015.  Dr. Miele’s research focuses on breast cancer genomics, experimental therapeutics, precision medicine, and breast cancer disparities.  He has been continuously funded by the NIH for over 20 years, and he is site Principal Investigator for the “All of Us” precision medicine initiative.  Dr. Miele has authored over 235 peer-reviewed publications and he regularly chairs review panels for NIH and NCI. 

We are lucky to have Dr. Miele at the LSUHSC School of Medicine, and we look forward to his work in this new leadership role.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. Miele.