Miami CTSI


More than 60 attendees during an afternoon presentation on Oneflorida at the Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education auditorium on November 13.

OneFlorida Presentation Encourages Collaboration, Utilization of its Network and Infrastructure


The Miami CTSI hosted Betsy Shenkman, Ph.D., Director of the OneFlorida Clinical Research Consortium, Bill Hogan, M.D., M.S., Director of Informatics for the OneFlorida Consortium, and a team of OneFlorida staff on November 13 to learn how the research community at the University of Miami could use OneFlorida’s vast statewide data network and infrastructure to advance research.

U.S. Representatives Illiana Ros-Lehtinen and Dr. Barry Hudson

MSCTI Program Co-Director Rallies for Medical Research at DC March


Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D., co-director of the CTSI's Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MSCTI) program and assistant professor of cell biology and medicine, attended the Rally for Medical Research held this fall in the District of Colombia.

CTSI Names 4 New KL2 Scholars and Awards Pilot Grants to 10 UM Faculty


To kick off the renewal of its prestigious five-year award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Miami CTSI has awarded four Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program Awards (KL2) and Pilot Project Awards to a diverse group of 10 faculty from disciplines across the University of Miami.

Jackson Memorial Hospital REPRIEVE Team (from left to right): Dr. Jose Castro, Sendy Puerto, Annie Salvarrey, Lisa Rohn, Vivian Pastrana, Dr. Dushyantha Jayaweera, Tom Tanner.

CTSI Associate Director and Jackson Team Recognized as Outstanding REPRIEVE Trial Site


The leadership of the Randomized Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV (REPRIEVE) recently highlighted the outstanding performance of its trial team at Jackson Memorial Hospital led by investigators, Dushyantha T. Jayaweera, M.D., Associate Director of the Miami CTSI and Director of its Recruitment and Trial Operations Programs, Senior Associate Dean for Research and professor of clinical medicine; and Jose G. Castro, M.D., professor of clinical medicine, division of infectious disease.

CTSA Funded ResearchMatch Recruitment Website Launches in Spanish


ResearchMatch, a national online recruitment tool that matches people interested in research with investigators throughout the country, now offers its website in Spanish. Spanish speakers can sign up in Spanish to be volunteers, while investigators from the University of Miami can connect with and recruit them for their studies.

Patients will be seen by UM clinicians and genetics experts, who will perform in-depth and comprehensive clinical examinations, as well as cutting-edge genomics investigations, including whole genome sequencing.

Miller School Becomes a Site for NIH’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is among five new academic medical sites across the nation that have joined the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) and been awarded a grant by the agency to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions. The new awards, announced September 24, are part of the second phase of the agency’s expansion of the network.

CTSI Leadership and Central Operations Team: from left, top row, Patricia Avissar, Caprice Battle, Marisabel Davalos, Jonelle Wright, Ph.D., Sheela Dominguez and Stella Covelli; from left, bottom row, Rosalina Das, Raquel Perez, Dushyantha Jayaweera, M.D., Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., Daru Lane Ransford and Chin Chin Lee.

Major NIH Award Makes Miami CTSI a Hub for Biomedical Discovery and Innovation


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute has received a five-year $21.5 million National Institutes of Health grant, which will be supplemented by the Miller School of Medicine and the University of Miami Office of the Provost, to fund collaborative research to speed the discovery of new medical treatments and cures.

Summer Course Explores Commercial Potential of Research Discoveries


Does your latest discovery have commercial value? Go beyond the lab and broaden the impact of your research project this summer by taking the National Institutes of Health’s I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The free, five-week course is designed specifically for teams of faculty, staff, postdoctoral associates, residents, students or entrepreneurs.

From left, keynote speaker Edward V. Nunes, M.D., with symposium co-organizer Viviana Horigian, M.D.

Medication-Assisted Treatment Can Lower Risk of Opioid Addiction Relapses


Medication-assisted treatment may be the most effective strategy for preventing potentially fatal relapses for individuals recovering from opioid addictions, according to national experts at a University of Miami Miller School of Medicine symposium held May 21. “Medication strategies work for many people with opioid abuse disorder,” said Edward V. Nunes, M.D., professor of psychiatry at the Columbia University Medical Center.

From left, Edward Abraham, M.D., Judith Cornfeld, Robert M. Cornfeld, D.M.D., and Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S.

$4 Million Gift Helps Miller School Create New Neuro-Imaging Research Center


Longtime philanthropists Robert M. Cornfeld, D.M.D., and his wife, Judith, recently made a $4 million donation to the Department of Neurology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to create the Judy and Robert Cornfeld Neuro-Imaging Research Center. The center will be a multidisciplinary research environment, using advanced imaging to understand brain function and memory.

Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Tatjana Rundek Named Scientific Director of Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute


Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D., professor of neurology and public health sciences and executive vice chair for research and faculty affairs in the Department of Neurology, has been named scientific director of the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute and Evelyn F. McKnight Chair for Learning and Memory in Aging at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.