Miami CTSI


Expansion of I-Corps@NCATS at UM boosts opportunities for biomedical entrepreneurs in South Florida


With proper business development tools and insights into entrepreneurship, biomedical researchers can improve the potential of their discoveries in the laboratory reaching patients. I-Corps@NCATS, a University of Miami (UM) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) program, helps entrepreneurial-minded researchers move their new drugs, diagnostics, technologies, and devices forward to the next stage of development.

Grace Alvarez, Sr. Research Manager, Department of Pediatrics

Champions Corner: Meet the Team Members Who Advance Advocacy and Quality in Clinical Studies


The Research Advocacy and Quality Champions — a select group of UM’s very best Clinical Research Coordinators and Directors - meet once a month to advise the CTSI, Clinical Research Operations and Regulatory Support (CRORS), and the Human Subjects Research Office (HSRO) on system-level issues that can be improved to help study approval, start-up, and implementation activities go more smoothly.

Miami CTSI Faculty Contribute to JCTS Special Issue on COVID-19


Six Miami CTSI faculty have contributed articles to a newly released special issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science on COVID-19. Explore the articles or read the entire online issue to discover the innovative ways the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program responded to the global health crisis.

Mary Lou King, Ph.D., professor emeritus

Longtime CTSI Grant Writing Mentor to Retire


As she moves into full retirement, Mary Lou King, Ph.D., professor emeritus and longtime CTSI grant writing mentor writes about the lasting impact mentorship can have in a farewell message to the CTSI community.

Luisa Cimmino, Ph.D.

CTSI Pilot Awardee Taps the Power of Vitamin C to Treat Blood Cancers


Vitamin C, an essential dietary nutrient for humans, has been touted for its immune boosting properties for more than half a century. More recently, research has revealed its greater potential as a treatment for blood cancers. In her ongoing research, Miami CTSI Pilot Award recipient and Principal Investigator Luisa Cimmino, Ph.D., explores the potential of Vitamin C to combat blood cancers such as leukemia.

You Can Now Access Archived CTSI Webinars


Explore and watch an array of webinars produced by the Miami CTSI on our new video platform. From research related training sessions, to interdisciplinary seminars to seminars for clinical research professionals, this library of recorded webinars is free to access by visiting