Miami CTSI


Jan. 27-28: Learn Programming Concepts to Improve Your Research


Software Carpentry Bootcamp is a two-day workshop that will focus on the fundamentals of writing scripts and software to analyze data, with particular focus on R and Python programming languages. This bootcamp session is aimed at graduate students in a research-intensive discipline.

From left are Jamie Diamond, Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., and Emily Ryon.

UM Hosts World AIDS Day Events in Overtown


Led by Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., assistant research professor of medicine, Miller School M.D./M.P.H. students and staff from the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center hosted several events in support of World AIDS Day December 2 at the Culmer Community Action Center in Overtown.

Miami CTSI Announces Three Funding Opportunities for Investigators


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is currently offering three funding opportunities for innovative research and career development, and University of Miami faculty as well as faculty from Jackson Health System and the Miami VA may be eligible.

Marc E. Lippman, M.D.

Miami CTSI Offers Free Mentoring Advice and Matching to UM Researchers


Recognizing mentoring as a critical part of career development for young faculty, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute has launched a free mentor matching consultation service that pairs seasoned faculty mentors with those at earlier stages in their careers needing advice. Led by Marc Lippman, M.D., Deputy Director of the University of Miami Sylvester, the service is free and available to all faculty.

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., second from left, is surrounded by Col. Brodes H. Hartley Jr., President and CEO of Community Health Centers of South Florida, Jessie Trice’s daughter Valencia Batiste, Shelia McCann, Grants and Program Manager for Health Choice Network, and Kevin Kearns, President and CEO of Health Choice Network.

Community Health Leader Receives Prestigious Jessie Trice Hero Award


Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., associate professor of public health sciences and Director of the Jay Weiss Institute for Health Equity at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, is the 2013 recipient of the prestigious Jessie Trice Hero Award for her unwavering commitment to improving the lives of underserved and minority populations.

Sawsan Khuri, Ph.D., Director of Engagement at the Center for Computational Science and assistant research professor of computer science, discusses bioinformatics at the boot camp.

CTSI Holds Translational Research Boot Camp


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) hosted its popular boot camp last week to expose fellows, residents and junior faculty interested in developing their research careers to the importance of making science relevant and beneficial to patients.

Barbara Lutz, RN, research assistant in Rehabilitation Medicine, shows Robert Berelos strengthening exercises at the Clinical Research Center for UM’s Shoulder Pain and Chronic Spinal Cord Injury Study.

CTSI Establishes Network of Clinical Research Professionals to Support Workforce


Recognizing that research nurses, coordinators and other key staffers are critical to research at UM, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has created the Network of Clinical Research Professionals (NCRP), an organization dedicated to developing education, training, career development, and networking opportunities for research support staff. The group’s next meeting is scheduled for September 17.

Alberto R. Ramos, M.D., M.S.P.H., and Natasa Strbo, M.D., Ph.D.

CTSI Awards Career Development Grants to Two Junior Investigators


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded grants to two Miller School researchers for its Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program (K12), which helps junior faculty become successful independent investigators

The Miami CTSI is Now Online


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), which is driving scientific discovery and its translation into clinical and community practices that improve the health of South Florida’s diverse population, is now online.

Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., makes a point as fellow advisory board members at the table, from left, Armando Ferrer and Lillian Rivera, and the CTSI's Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., and Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., standing, listen.

CTSI Community Advisory Board Looks at Building Community/Academic Partnerships


Meeting for the second time, members of the Community Advisory Board for the University of Miami’s new Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) began the formidable task of helping UM strengthen the community/academic partnerships needed to address the two health disparities – HIV/AIDS and obesity – that the panel previously identified as top priorities for improving the health of Miami-Dade’s diverse population.

UM medical students Hadi Kaakour, left, and Ananth Sastry present their concept,

CTSI Hackathon Tackles Obesity


Web developers, programmers, graphic artists, and medical and nutrition students all gathered at the University of Miami Life Science & Technology Park for Impact Obesity, a hackathon organized to inspire innovative business ideas that incorporate technology to manage and reduce obesity in minority communities.

The CTSI's inaugural "CaneSearch" featured more than 100 research posters on obesity.

CTSI's 'CaneSearch' Focuses on Obesity and Collaboration


Showcasing its leading-edge research on obesity and collaborative approach to improving patient outcomes, the University of Miami celebrated the launch of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) with its inaugural “CaneSearch,” a daylong research forum dedicated to one of South Florida's most pressing health challenges.