The Foundation is the owner of the annual Miami Winter Symposia (MWS), created in 1988 to regularize the ownership and decision making in the persons of the Trustees, who are elected from the tenured faculty of the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, with the Department Chair as the President.

The Foundation is incorporated and tax-exempt. Its aims, apart from its involvement with the Symposia, are furthering education and research in biochemistry and molecular biology. It has a history of using its funds in support of the Department’s research trainees.