Miami CTSI


Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

From left, Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., and CTSI Director Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS.

Dean Henri R. Ford Launches Interdisciplinary Research Lecture Series


Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was the inaugural speaker in Dean Henri R. Ford’s Interdisciplinary Research Lecture Series. Dr. Thomas’s lecture was titled “An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach for the Prevention and Early Detection of Viral Hepatitis-induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”

Dr. Sonjia Kenya and her CHAMP team pictured from left to right: Zachary Gardner, Jenny Estinville, Sonjia Kenya, Jakisha Blackmon, BreAnne Young, Sebastian Escarfuller, and Brian Davis.

CTSI Pilot Awardee Receives $1M Department of Health Grant to Expand HIV Program


Six years after the Miami CTSI awarded pilot funding to Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., associate professor of general medicine and public health sciences, to study the feasibility of home-based HIV rapid testing among Miami’s African-American population, Kenya has received a $1 million, three-year grant from the Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) to expand her successful HIV prevention program known as CHAMP, Community-based HIV Awareness for Minority Populations.

Shari Messinger Cayetano, Ph.D.

CTSI Program Director is New Chair-Elect of National BERD ACTS Group


CTSI Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Program, Shari Messinger Cayetano, Ph.D., was elected Chair-Elect of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS).

New U-LINK awards support innovative ideas for tough problems


A team of scholars co-sponsored by the Miami CTSI along with others will use U-LINK grants to examine ways to reduce opportunity gaps and biases in multiple realms and improve brain injury treatments and coastal protections. A key initiative of the Roadmap to Our New Century, U-LINK was launched to foster interdisciplinary, problem-based inquiry to address the complex challenges of society.

More than 60 attendees during an afternoon presentation on Oneflorida at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education auditorium on November 13.

OneFlorida Presentation Encourages Collaboration, Utilization of its Network and Infrastructure


The Miami CTSI hosted Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., Director of the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, Bill Hogan, M.D., M.S., Director of Informatics for the OneFlorida Consortium, and a team of OneFlorida staff on November 13 to learn how the research community at the University of Miami could use OneFlorida’s vast statewide data network and infrastructure to advance research.

U.S. Representatives Illiana Ros-Lehtinen and Dr. Barry Hudson

MSCTI Program Co-Director Rallies for Medical Research at DC March


Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D., co-director of the CTSI's Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MSCTI) program and assistant professor of cell biology and medicine, attended the Rally for Medical Research held this fall in the District of Colombia.