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Call for Abstracts for CaneSearch Research Symposium

12.15.2014

The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) invites you to be a part of CaneSearch on March 4, 2015 by submitting your abstracts for the Poster Session and Shared Resources Fair.

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., and Barry Hudson, Ph.D.

CTSI Names New Directors of Clinical and Translational Investigation Master’s Program

12.09.2014

The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has named Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and public health sciences, and Barry Hudson, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, as the new directors of the Master’s of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation at the University of Miami.

Joshua M. Hare, M.D., presented “Cardiac Stem Cell Therapy: Mechanistic Insights and Translational Pathways,” at the November 21 Miami CTSI Translational Research Boot Camp.

CTSI Boot Camp Offers Introduction to Translational Research

11.25.2014

At the eighth annual Foundations of Translational Research Boot Camp hosted November 17-21 by the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), students, fellows and early career investigators gained a better understanding of the translational research process.

Erin N. Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.

UM Researcher is Awarded GE Foundation Grant

11.11.2014

Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., Associate Director for Disparities and Community Outreach for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been awarded a grant from the GE Foundation to help improve the prevention of cervical cancer in women living in medically underserved areas.

Iron Arrow members help David Birnbach, M.D., M.P.H., into his new jacket.

New Iron Arrow Tappees Humbled and Honored

11.04.2014

Thirty-one students, faculty, staff, and alumni, including nine from the Miller School, were tapped last Wednesday and Thursday into the University of Miami Iron Arrow Honor Society.

New CTSI Program to Provide Scientific Review to Extramural Grant Resubmissions

10.21.2014

Investigators preparing a resubmission of their unfunded extramural grant application (A0) can apply for support for the external scientific review of their proposal. The External Scientific Review Program for Grant Resubmissions is a mechanism developed by the Pilot and Collaborative Translational and Clinical Studies Program of the Miami CTSI to assist UM investigators in receiving consultation and feedback from experts.

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., and Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Sylvester Wins Supplemental NCI Award for Regional Cancer Disparities Research

10.07.2014

A National Cancer Institute supplemental award will make the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center the coordinating center for the NCI’s Geographic Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program–Region 3 (GMaP3) — a research consortium of 11 institutions in seven southeastern states and Puerto Rico. The project is part of the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities’ Community Networks Program Centers.

José Szapocznik, Ph.D., delivers keynote presentation at 20th International Congress of Biometeorology.

Miller School Scientist Delivers Keynote Address on Link between Built Environment and Health

10.07.2014

The physical environment built for human use, such as a neighborhood, city or suburb, has been found to have an impact on human health. Specifically, the “walkability” of an environment influences the weight, body mass index and chronic disease incidence of those who live there. By rethinking our built environments, we can have a positive impact on human health.

New Research Tool Allows Investigators to Search De-Identified Patient Data in Real Time

10.07.2014

Accessing and understanding data about the diverse communities served by the University of Miami Health System is critical to the development of research that addresses their health needs. A major initiative of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has been to support key infrastructure that makes it possible for UM's research community to utilize patient population data in new and powerful ways.

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H.

Leader in Eliminating Health Disparities Named on Top 100 Under 50 List

09.23.2014

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of Community Engagement at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), has been named one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Leaders.

Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, introduces James Pann, Ph.D.

Grand Rounds Shows Visual Evaluation Reporting Can Help Reach a Wider Audience

09.23.2014

The power of a non-traditional approach to research and evaluation reporting was the focus of a recent Grand Rounds co-hosted by the Department of Public Health Sciences and the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). University of Miami alumnus James Pann, Ph.D., highlighted the value of the visual evaluation report as an alternative method for communicating findings and engaging stakeholders.

Sept. 18: Grand Rounds - "Creation and Use of the Visual Evaluation Report"

09.16.2014

The Miami CTSI and the Department of Public Health Sciences are cohosting a Grand Rounds on September, 18 from noon to 1 p.m., in the Clinical Research Building, room 1080. James Pann, Ph.D., Chief Science Officer of the consulting firm, Research & Evaluation Network and professor at the Applied Research Center at the Abraham S. Fischler School of Education at Nova Southeastern University, will present the “Creation and Use of the Visual Evaluation Report."

Registry Matches UM Investigators with Study Participants

08.12.2014

University of Miami investigators now have access to a national database of volunteers for research studies. The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has partnered with ResearchMatch, a unique recruitment tool funded by the National Institutes of Health Clinical and Translational Science Award Program, to connect researchers and potential participants in a convenient way.

From left, Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., Stuti Dang, M.D., M.P.H., and Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

Physician-Researchers Awarded $1.9 Million to Reduce Hispanic Stroke Disparities

08.05.2014

According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the fourth leading cause of death for Americans, and Hispanics face even higher risks, particularly for recurring stroke. To improve stroke prevention methods, a team of multidisciplinary physician-researchers at the Miller School of Medicine and UHealth will team up for a new five-year $1.9 million NIH grant.

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H.

Miller Professor Contributes to Review of VA Patient-Centered Medical Homes

07.15.2014

Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., professor of medicine and public health sciences, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Director of Community Engagement at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), was one of five editors for a supplement on the VA Healthcare System’s patient-centered medical homes published in the July issue of the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D.

Dr. Norma Sue Kenyon Joins NIH Council of Councils

07.01.2014

The National Institutes of Health announced the appointment of nine new members to the NIH Council of Councils, including the Miller School’s Norma Sue Kenyon, Ph.D., the Martin Kleiman Professor of Surgery, Microbiology and Immunology, and Biomedical Engineering, Chief Innovation Officer of the Miller School and Program Director of Novel Methods at the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

Miami CTSI K12 awardees are Ronan Swords, M.D., Ph.D., left, and Mark Stoutenberg, Ph.D., M.S.P.H.

Two Junior Investigators Awarded CTSI Career Development Grants

06.17.2014

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

Miami CTSI pilot grant awardees are, from left, Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D., Ali Nayer, M.D., and Francisco Vega, M.D., Ph.D.

Three UM Researchers Awarded Miami CTSI Pilot Program Funding

06.10.2014

The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has awarded pilot program funding to three University of Miami researchers. Selected from among 35 applicants, Ali Nayer, M.D., associate professor of medicine, Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and Francisco Vega, M.D., Ph.D., professor of pathology, will each receive $50,000 during the 2015 fiscal year.

Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Public Health Sciences, spoke at the 2014 Fundacion Euroamerica meeting, held May 15-16 in Miami.

Dr. Jose Szapocznik Speaks at Prestigious Fundacion Euroamerica Meeting

05.30.2014

Jose Szapocznik, Ph.D., professor and Chair of Public Health Sciences and Director of the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, delivered a presentation on health and research innovation at the prestigious, second annual Fundacion Euroamerica meeting in Miami.

Miami CTSI Accepting Applications for Grant Writing Seminar Series

05.06.2014

Committed to providing mentoring support to investigators, the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is accepting applications for its Grant Writing Seminar Series, which provides practical, step-by-step guidance on writing NIH grants.

May 1: Marine Mammals As Sentinels For Ocean And Human Health

04.04.2014

Please join us May 1 from noon to 1 p.m., at the Lois Pope LIFE Center, seventh-floor auditorium for a special lecture by Gregory Bossart, V.M.D., Ph.D., Senior Vice President of Animal Health, Research, and Conservation and Chief Veterinary Officer at the Georgia Aquarium. Dr. Bossart will discuss "Marine Mammals As Sentinels for Ocean and Human Health."

April 2-3: FDA Seminar 'Improving Human Clinical Research'

03.20.2014

Register now for the FDA seminar on "Improving Human Clinical Research" April 2-3, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Drive, Coral Gables. All investigators and research team members are encouraged to attend this seminar.

March 28: SciVal Experts Seminar

03.19.2014

Improve your ability to identify researcher expertise and potential collaborators with the SciVal Experts database. Register now for one of two demonstration sessions March 28 at the Miami CTSI Research Commons located in the Clinical Research Building, Suite 710.

Miami CTSI Announces Two New Funding Opportunities

03.04.2014

The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) encourages investigators to consider two open funding opportunities being offered in partnership with the University of Florida and the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative Program.

The second-annual CaneSearch Research Symposium featured a poster session and shared resources fair with 120 posters.

Second Annual CaneSearch Draws Hundreds Interested in Neuroscience

02.28.2014

The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s (CTSI) second annual CaneSearch Research Symposium explored many aspects of neuroscience research taking place at the University while highlighting a translational approach to topics such as HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, addiction and obesity.

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D.

Sara J. Czaja Appointed to Institute of Medicine Committee and Board

01.28.2014

Sara J. Czaja, Ph.D., Leonard M. Miller Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Scientific Director of the Center on Aging, has been appointed by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies to the Committee on the Public Health Dimensions of Cognitive Aging and reappointed to the National Research Council Board on Human-Systems Integration.