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Research Mentoring Training

The Miami CTSI Research Mentoring Training is a series of workshops for early stage faculty and their mentors to strengthen their mentoring skills and build successful relationships.

Workshops are interactive and include presentations, exercises and discussions with mentoring teams.

The curriculum uses evidence-based strategies and was developed by the University Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. It is modeled after their CO-Mentor Training Program, led by Gregory Austin, M.D., a nationally recognized leader in research mentoring training.


  • Training will take place over 3 non-consecutive days (each one is a full day).
  • It will be conducted in person at the CTSI Training Center following UM COVID guidelines, located at the Don Soffer Clinical Research Center (prev. CRB), suite 710.
  • A remote option will be offered.

Who Should Attend?

  • Early-stage faculty and their mentor(s) across all UM schools are invited to attend.
  • Mentors can be a primary mentor or any member of the mentoring team.
  • Non-MSOM investigators and multi-disciplinary mentor/mentee pairs are strongly encouraged to apply.


Due to the attendance limitation, participants will be selected based on (1) their commitment and the commitment of their mentor to attend the full training, and (2) the order the registration was completed (first come, first served). The time commitment over the 3 days is expected to be 8 hours for the mentors, and 16 hours for the mentees.


Certificates will be offered upon completion of the training. To obtain the certificate, mentees must complete the training.


Maria Alcaide, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, OB/GYN, and Public Health Sciences
Director of Clinical Research, Office of Executive Dean for Research;
Director, Infectious Diseases Research Unit and CFAR Clinical Core
University of Miami MSOM

Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD
Katz Professor of Medicine
Chief, Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension,
Director, Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center
Associate director, MSTP program
Associate Director, KL2 program
University of Miami MSOM

Robert Levy, PhD
Professor, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Ophthalmology and Medicine
Associate Editor, Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation
University of Miami MSOM


Please email questions to
Patricia Avissar
CTSI Director of Research Support

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