Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, and molecular and cellular pharmacology, Co-Director of Novel Methods for the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Associate Director of the M.D./Ph.D. Program, has been named Chief of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
Clinicians interested in incorporating research into their clinical practice or want to explore clinical and translational research possibilities should attend the Miami CTSI's Foundations and Tools of Clinical and Translational Research Workshop on November 10-11, CRB room 1552.
Patients at the University of Miami Health System are now being asked a new question when they check in for their appointment, one that will open a new opportunity to take advantage of the many innovative therapies and treatments available through the health system. In addition, patients will be asked if they would like to be contacted in the future about clinical studies for which they may qualify.
The services that the Miami CTSI provides to bring cultural and linguistic assistance to the Hispanic/Latino community in Florida were the focus of a Southeastern Health Equity Council (SHEC) webinar on the Hispanic/Latino population on October 13.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is requesting applications for an internal competition to sponsor up to four faculty to attend the Eureka Institute 9th International Certificate Program in Translational Medicine, April 23-29 in Siracusa, Italy.
Please join us on September 28 as David Watkins, Ph.D., Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pathology, presents, "Antibody Responses Against Zika: Implications for Diagnostics and Prevention."
Please join us on September 29 for the Department of Public Health Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series featuring Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, M.D., Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD).
Beginning in October, South Florida’s only academic medical system, UHealth — the University of Miami Health System, will take a major step in expanding the way its pioneering research touches the lives of patients. With the launch of the UHealth Consent-To-Contact Initiative, patients who come in for care will have a unique opportunity to take advantage of the many innovative therapies and treatments available through the health system.
Robert M. Califf, M.D., Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will be the keynote speaker at a clinical trials symposium, “Improving Clinical Research in the Age of Precision Medicine,” September 14 and 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the University of Miami BankUnited Center on the Coral Gables campus. UM President Julio Frenk will deliver the welcome address.
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and other units of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are collaborating in the launch of an innovative health initiative to screen hard-to-reach populations in Miami-Dade County for multiple conditions and help them connect with appropriate care.
A team of researchers in the Department of Otolaryngology led by Suhrud M. Rajguru, Ph.D., assistant professor of biomedical engineering and otolaryngology, has developed a novel system for delivering therapeutic hypothermia locally to the inner ear in an animal model to conserve residual hearing following cochlear implant surgical trauma.
The Miami CTSI Grant Writing Workshop is back with a new series running July 12 to August 9. This highly interactive workshop is designed to provide step-by-step practical advice on writing the various sections of NIH R- or K-style grants.
Please join us Monday, June 20, from 5 to 6 p.m. for a guest lecture on _Translational Approaches Targeting the Immune Microenvironment of Hepatocellular Carcinoma and Implications for Antitumor Therapy_ presented by Valerie Chew, Ph.D.
Florida Community Health Worker Coalition members and local health organization partners attended the 6th Annual South Florida Community Health Worker and Patient Navigators Regional Symposium on Florida certification for Community Health Workers on May 6 at Holy Cross Hospital.
The Women and Minority Leadership and Professional Development Symposium — a first-of-its-kind interdisciplinary event sponsored by the Miller School of Medicine’s Women in Academic Medicine (WIAM) organization — attracted more than 300 professionals on May 13 for a day of medical-career-oriented advice and inspiration at the University of Miami’s Shalala Student Center.
By harnessing the various CTSA-supported resources available to investigators, Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Departments of Biomedical Engineering and Otolaryngology, has been able to advance his research on the neuroprotective effects of hypothermia during cochlear implant surgery.
Video of the Zika Forum: State of the Science, Public Health Safety and Ethics is now available online for all University of Miami faculty, students and staff.
Speaking at the Miller School’s “Zika Forum: State of the Science, Public Health Safety and Ethics,” Mario Stevenson, Ph.D., professor of medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases, said, “We have a formidable team of virologists here who are up to the task of taking appropriate action against the virus.”
The Miller School of Medicine, the Division of Infectious Diseases, the Department of Public Health Sciences and UHealth - the University of Miami Health System will present Zika Forum: State of the Science, Public Health Safety and Ethics, on Wednesday, March 23, from 1 to 5 p.m., at the Donna E. Shalala Student Center, 1330 Miller Drive, on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus.
As the Zika virus outbreak develops as a public health emergency, both internationally and for South Florida, David Watkins, Ph.D., professor and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Pathology, and a team of top Miller School researchers are rapidly working to develop better diagnostic tests and to understand the virus’s link to neurological complications such as microcephaly.
Researchers from Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center have published a study showing that African-American pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma patients have inferior overall survival to their white and Hispanic peers. The findings, published in the journal Pediatric Blood & Cancer, are the largest study yet on racial and ethnic disparity in the pediatric Hodgkin lymphoma population.
Each year, the federal Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs award billions in non-dilutive grant funding to advance and commercialize game-changing technologies. On February 9 and 10, SBIR/STTR expert Lisa Kurek of BBC Entrepreneurial Training & Consulting will lead workshops focusing on program eligibility, selecting the right agency and key components of a competitive proposal.