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.
Last week, CTSA Program members gathered in Washington, D.C., for the 2018 Fall CTSA Program Meeting, with representatives from most of the 58 Hubs across the country.
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.
Ten tams of researchers from the University of Miami and Florida International University recently took part in the I-Corps@NCATS Regional Short Course at the University of Miami — an entrepreneurial research training program aimed at accelerating the development and commercialization of biomedical research discoveries.
A luminary stroke neurologist and researcher, Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS, professor and chair of neurology and the Olemberg Family Chair of Neurological Disorders at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
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.
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.
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.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will launch an innovative new research career development initiative for young faculty centered on mentoring activities, social networking and team science.
Miami CTSI Pilot Award recipient, Eric Brown, Ph.D., and his research team are partnering with the Hosanna Community Foundation to survey local youth in Miami in an effort to identify the most pressing public health challenges facing them today with the goal of developing and implementing strategies that will help improve their lives.
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.
South Florida community health workers and patient navigators gather every year for the Miami Dade Health Action Network Southeast Regional Symposium. This year marked the 8th annual symposium on May 15-16 at Bethesda Hospital West and Miami Dade College, Hialeah Campus.
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.
Barry I. Hudson, Ph.D., Co-Director of the Master of Science in Clinical and Translational Investigation (MSCTI), was named Outstanding Teacher of the Year by the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.
CTSI KL2 Scholar Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., was awarded an NIH Diversity Supplement (Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research-PA-18-586) to his NIH R35 outstanding investigator award.
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., 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.