Miami CTSI

CTSI Scholar’s Diversity Supplement to Support Student’s Research, Training


Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D. and Jasmine S. Edwards

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.

The supplement will support Jasmine S. Edwards who is currently an Initiative for Maximizing Minority Student Development (IMSD) fellow and a second year graduate student in the Microbiology and Immunology Ph.D. program at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Thomas.

Specifically, it will support Jasmine’s predoctoral research, which focuses on the mechanisms underlying how viruses in the liver drive inflammation and the subsequent development of hepatocellular carcinoma. It will also prepare her for applying to the highly competitive National Institutes of Health Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship (F31).

Jasmine’s career goals are to conduct translational research related to infectious diseases and to teach in academia.

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences diversity supplement is awarded to fellows and junior faculty who demonstrate academic excellence and research capabilities with the goal of encouraging diversity in the biomedical workforce.

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