The Miami CTSI hosted its annual Foundations and Tools of Clinical and Translational Research Workshop on December 18 and 19 to give early stage faculty, fellows, post docs and students an extensive overview of the translational research being conducted by some of the University’s most successful investigators.
Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and an investigator in the Miller School’s Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI) was recently awarded a four-year, $2 million RO1 grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute to study the role of Osteopontin in mitochondrial function in Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF) in cardiorenal syndrome.
Brendaly Rodriguez, manager for the Miami CTSI Community Engagement & Cultural Diversity Program and Co-President of the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition has been appointed by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) as a member of its Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement.
On January 16 & 17, 2018, the Miami CTSI, CFAR, and the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is hosting a workshop on 'Building the Next generation of HIV & Cancer Researchers'.
Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., returned to his hometown of Miami in 2012 to start a translational research program focused on preventing liver disease and hepatocellular carcinoma at the Miller School of Medicine. In 2015, Emmanuel became a Miami CTSI KL2 Scholar. The protected time, education and training resources and mentorship that the award brought, were critical in enabling Emmanuel to successfully secure two important and highly-competitive grants in 2017.
On November 8, 2017, the Miami CTSI partnered with U Innovation to host Introduction to Innovation (i2i) Day featuring international and local guest speakers with expertise in translational research, industry-academic collaborations, commercialization of research and business law.
Through funding by National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and UInnovation, the Miami CTSI successfully wrapped up the University’s first I-Corps™ entrepreneurial research training program called I-Corps@UM-CTSI.
Since 2015 the University of Miami, led by Miami CTSI Program Director Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., and manager and co-president of the Florida Community Health Worker Coalition, Brendaly Rodriguez, along with the Health Council of South Florida, have developed and piloted a structured research training program in patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) for community health workers. As a result, hundreds have been trained and certified in Florida and other states around the country.
One-on-one grant writing consultations with Dr. Mary Lou King are available to help University of Miami faculty researchers, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students with new or previous grant submissions.
It’s hurricane season. Do you know what to do to prepare for a storm? Join the Network of Clinical Research Professionals on July 19 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mailman Center for Child Development, 8th floor auditorium.