Medication-assisted treatment may be the most effective strategy for preventing potentially fatal relapses for individuals recovering from opioid addictions, according to national experts at a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine symposium held May 21. “Medication strategies work for many people with opioid abuse disorder,” said Edward V. Nunes, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center.
Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MSCTI), was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
CTSI KL2 Scholar Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded an NIH Diversity Supplement (Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research-PA-18-586) to his NIH R35 outstanding investigator award.
More than 300 CTSA Program members including researchers, educators and scientists from more than 50 hubs across the country gathered in Washington, D.C., on April 18 and 19 for the 2018 Spring CTSA Program Meeting.
On May 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., national experts will gather at the University of Miami for “Fighting Opioid Addiction: Integrating Treatment into Patient Care.” This symposium will also be streamed live and feature presentations on the science of medication treatment for opioid addiction in non-traditional settings.
Longtime philanthropists Robert M. Cornfeld, D.M.D., and his wife, Judith, recently made a $4 million donation to the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to create the Judy and Robert Cornfeld Neuro-Imaging Research Center. The center will be a multidisciplinary research environment, using advanced imaging to understand brain function and memory.
In the past, initiating clinical research at Jackson Health System (JHS) was often a confusing, cumbersome and time consuming process for University of Miami investigators. With an understanding of these challenges, the Office of Research Administration (ORA) and JHS Clinical Trials Office have been working together to streamline and improve the process.
University of Miami investigators and their study teams have access to an array of free data exploration and management tools to assist them in study design, feasibility analysis and cohort identification and more. Get to know some of these tools and let the CTSI know if you need help.
Born and raised in Nicaragua, Omar Picado made the decision to go to medical school at the age of 16. By the time he was a teenager, he knew he wanted to devote his life to helping people. After arriving in Miami, Omar became interested in research. Now, almost four years later he is carving out his own unique path to becoming a clinician scientist. Omar sat down with CTSI Communications to talk about the path that has led him to this point, what the future holds, and how the CTSI has helped along the way.
Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and public health sciences and executive vice chair for research and faculty affairs in the Department of Neurology, has been named scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.