Miami CTSI

Dr. Alessia Fornoni Talks ‘Goats and Guts’ at Latest Connection Meetup


Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D.

The Miami CTSI’s Connection for Research Career Enhancement held its second meeting on Wednesday, November 28, and featured Co-Director of Miami CTSI’s Institutional Career Development Core, Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Fornoni, who is also professor of medicine and molecular and cellular pharmacology, Chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Director and Chair of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Institute, and Associate Director of the MD/PhD program, presented “How Goats and Guts Can Make You Global.”

The talk led to an energized discussion of scientific innovation and entrepreneurship, decisions that help one get promoted, and the pros and cons of choosing a career in academia, private practice, or industry.

Dr. Fornoni, a remarkable scientific leader at UM, shared a most personal account of her accelerated journey up the ranks of academia as she balanced work and family obligations. The Connection’s next meeting is planned for early January, 2019.

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