Miami CTSI


CTSI Spotlight: Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D.


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.

CTSI Spotlight: Dr. Emmanuel Thomas, KL2 Scholar


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.

CHWs working with the Student Handbook, FL Dept of Health, Tallahassee, April 25, 2017.

Community Health Worker Training Project Facilitates Certifications, Pilots Training Tookit


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.

Need Help With Your Grant? Schedule a Consultation


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.

July 19: NCRP Seminar on Disaster Preparedness


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.