Miami CTSI


Oct. 14 Webinar: Promotores de Salud E-Learning Program


In observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will host a Spanish-language webinar discussing Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores de Salud on October 14 at 2:30 p.m. (EST).

Scientists and providers at the annual meeting of the Florida Node Alliance.

Renewed NIH Grant Supports ‘Real-World’ Drug Treatment Clinical Trials


A new grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will support innovative clinical trials involving drug treatment by the Florida Node Alliance, based at the Miller School of Medicine. Over the past 15 years, the University team has received more than $73 million in funding from NIH’s National Institute on Drug Abuse, including a new five-year grant, which will provide more than $3 million in the coming year.

Sept. 24: Join A Live Webcast on Marijuana Use Among Youth


In alignment with the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration’s celebration of National Recovery Month, members of the community are invited to join a live webcast on Thursday, September 24 from 6 to 7 p.m. to learn about marijuana use among youth.

Learn how URIDE data can benefit your research


The Miami CTSI will be offering several 30-minute sessions to demonstrate a powerful, large-scale data research tool called URIDE, the University Research Informatics Data Environment.

Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, D.O., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Exercise Shown to Reduce Falls and Injury Among Middle-Aged Adults


Falls are the number one cause of non-fatal injuries treated at emergency rooms in the U.S. A recently released study led by a University of Miami public health physician-scientist has revealed that engaging in regular physical activity and exercise can prevent slips, trips and falls for middle-aged adults, just as it does for seniors.

Nicholas Tsinoremas, Ph.D.

Miller School Part of Statewide Research Consortium Receiving $7.9 Million


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is part of a statewide partnership that has received a three-year, $7.9 million funding award from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, or PCORI, to support patient-centered health care research throughout Florida and the country. The partnership includes the University of Florida, Florida State University, health care systems, health plans, providers and patients.

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

CTSI Program Director Dr. Erin N. Kobetz Named Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity


Erin N. Kobetz, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been named Senior Associate Dean for Health Disparity at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. In this role Kobetz will be responsible for elevating the awareness of current regional health disparities while developing a culture in which UHealth – University of Miami Health System and the Miller School can achieve health equity for patients through research, clinical and educational endeavors.

Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D.

Miami CTSI Awards Career Development Grant


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Miami has selected Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of cell biology, to be its newest Mentored Translational Research Scholar.

June 22: Introduction to REDCap


If you need to collect and store data for a research project, consider using REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture). REDCap is a Web-based application that allows you to quickly build and manage databases and online surveys. Join us Monday, June 22 for a one-hour introduction to REDCap at the CRB, Room 989A.

Bottom row: From left, Vinata B. Lokeshwar, Ph.D., Luis Lopez and Norman Altman, V.M.D. Top row: From left, Soum Lokeshwar, Andre Jordan and Georgios Kallifatidis, Ph.D.

Sylvester Researchers Report Prevention of Lethal Prostate Cancer with 4-MU Dietary Supplement


In a groundbreaking laboratory study, a research team at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a non-toxic oral agent that is also consumed as an over-the-counter dietary supplement in Europe and Asia for improving liver health, is highly effective in both preventing and treating prostate cancer. Additionally the agent was able to halt the metastatic spread of the disease.

From left, Savita Pahwa, M.D., Margaret A. Fischl, M.D., Robert C. Gallo, M.D., Mario Stevenson, Ph.D.

CFAR Symposium Explores New Frontiers of HIV Research and Therapies


The 11th annual Miami CFAR Symposium, “Confronting HIV and Its Complications,” drew nearly 200 clinicians, researchers, educators, students and pharmaceutical company representatives to hear some of the world’s leading experts present the most current information available on HIV research and therapies.

April 9: Our Community, Our Health Forum on Type 1 Diabetes & High Blood Pressure


Members of the community are invited to join a live webcast on Thursday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. to learn about Type 1 diabetes, high blood pressure and tips on talking to your healthcare provider about these issues. This national online forum will be led by experts from the University of Florida and Health Literacy Missouri.

Alberto Ramos, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Miller Neurologist Writes Corresponding Editorial to Study Linking Stroke and Sleep


Alberto Ramos, M.D., MSPH, assistant professor of clinical neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has written a corresponding editorial to the much publicized study that indicates people who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke. Both were published in the February 25 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

From left: Brendaly Rodriguez and Community Health Workers Maria Azqueta, Orieta Fontan, Lourdes Exume, Linabel Lopez and Valentine Cesar.

First Certified Community Health Workers in Florida Recognized


The Miami CTSI's Project Manager for the Community Engagement & Cultural Diversity Program, Brendaly Rodriguez, who is also co-chair of the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition along with the Florida Legislature, and the Florida Certification Board celebrated the state’s first credentialed Community Health Workers in events across the state of Florida.

Graduate student Farah Leclercq speaks about her poster with Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., as post-doctoral fellow Alla Mitrofanova, Ph.D., looks on.

Abstracts Sought for Third Annual CaneSearch Research Symposium


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) invites the University of Miami research community to be a part of its March 4th CaneSearch Research Symposium by submitting abstracts for the Poster Session and Shared Resources Fair..