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.
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.”
On Thursday, February 14, the Office of Dean Henri R. Ford in conjunction with the Miami CTSI will kick off an exciting new monthly lecture series highlighting innovative, collaborative, translational research being conducted by University of Miami faculty across all its disciplines.
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UHealth’s Consent to Contact Initiative, a clinical service offering UHealth patients the opportunity to potentially engage in clinical studies, is taking the next big step in fulfilling a vision to advance research through expediting recruitment, improving retention, and increasing diversity in clinical studies.
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.
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).
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.
The Miami CTSI’s Connection for Research Career Enhancement held its second meeting on Wednesday, November 28, and featured Co-Director of Miami CTSI’s Institutional Career Development Core, Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D.
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.
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.