Director of the CTSI's Collaboration and Multidisciplinary Team Science Program, Sylvia Daunert, Ph.D., PharmD, M.S., and her lab are developing a rapid diagnostic test for COVID-19 that can provide results in a fraction of the time required for most current tests. Her work is being supported through a CTSI Emerging DIseases funding award.
Miami CTSI KL2 graduate, Natasa Strbo, M.D., D.Sc., is applying her work on a cancer and infectious disease vaccine in the fight against COVID-19, while Sylvia Daunert, PharmD, M.S., Ph.D., and Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., are working on new rapid point-of-care and lab diagnostic tests for the virus. Daunert and Stevenson's research is supported by a CTSI Emerging Diseases funding award.
Miller School neurosurgeon and Miami CTSI Pilot Awardee, Robert M. Starke, M.D., has been awarded a $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study innovative approaches to treating cerebral aneurysms. The NIH grant was awarded based partly upon the results obtained during the CTSI pilot funding in collaboration with John W. Thompson, Ph.D. and others with the University of Miami Cerebrovascular Initiative and Department of Neurological Surgery.
The Miami CTSI has named three new scholars to its Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program (KL2) for fiscal years FY2020-2021. Two of the awards are jointly funded by the departments of Neurology and Surgery at the Miller School of Medicine.
Continuing a commitment to promoting diversity in translational research, 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-18-906) to support Ph.D. candidate Alejandro D. Badilla.
Twenty-four diverse, creative and collaborative proposals received grants from the University of Miami to help faculty and staff members lay the foundation for the “Magicverse,” the new digital world of spatial computing from Magic Leap. Nine of the projects are co-funded by the CTSI, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and College of Arts and Sciences.
You're invited to join us in our suite to visit our team, enjoy refreshments and hors d'oeuvres and learn how we can help advance your research.
On December 4, the "Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) group":http://diversity.med.miami.edu/woman-in-academic-medicine held its awards ceremony to recognize Miller School faculty members for their achievements and outstanding leadership. The CTSI would like to congratulate three of its program directors who were honored.
The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) has announced the new members of its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program steering committee, including Miami CTSI Director and Principal Investigator Ralph Sacco, M.D.
Join U Innovation and the Miami CTSI for the latest Concept 2 Commercialization Seminar on December 11 entitled, "Working with investors to spin technology into funded startups."