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2019 - News & Events - Miami CTSI – Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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Participants in the I-Corps Program 2019 May/June cohort

CTSI I-Corps Program Gives Researchers Entrepreneurial Training


From May to June of 2019, 10 teams from the University of Miami took part in the five-week I-Corps@NCATS short course led by Suhrud Rajguru, Ph.D., associate professor in biomedical engineering and otolaryngology. This was the third successful year for the program with 24 researchers participating in the 2019 cohort.

Participants at the Meet the Mentor Lunch session of the 13th International Cerebral Vascular Biology Conference

CTSI Sponsors 13th International Conference on Cerebral Vascular Biology


The Miami CTSI was a platinum sponsor of the 13th International Conference on Cerebral Vascular Biology (CVB), which recently took place from June 25 to June 28 in Miami. The CVB conference brought together an international group of researchers, scientists, trainees and students to discuss the latest research about cerebral vascular biology.

From left to right, Hillary Snapp, Mario Saporta, Joyce Gomes-Osman, and Barry Hudson.

Junior Faculty Benefit from CTSI Sponsored Eureka International Certificate Program


The Eureka Institute's International Certificate Program in Translational Medicine is a seven-day course in Italy that focuses on the fundamentals of translational medicine. During the week-long program, participants review case studies, participate in mentoring sessions with internationally recognized leaders, develop creative problem solving strategies and novel skills to build new kinds of teams. The Eureka Institute offers a unique and intensive program that trains scientists to be leaders in the translational medicine field through coaching, networking and mentorship opportunities. CTSI has an annual internal competition to sponsor faculty who are interested in obtaining the certificate from the Eureka Institute.

UM’s Consent to Contact Initiative Increases Recruitment for All of Us Research Program


The All of Us Research Program from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a long-term observational study focused on enrolling 1 million participants in the U.S. and collecting data to accelerate research. The NIH has selected a network of health provider organizations to help recruit participants for this Precision Medicine Initiative. The UM Miller School of Medicine is the lead site of the Southeast Enrollment Center (SEEC) - a consortium for the All of Us Research Program that is focused on enrolling a diverse group of study participants across Florida and Georgia. In addition to UM, members of the SEEC include the University of Florida College of Medicine, Emory University and Morehouse School of Medicine.

Diversity Supplement Award Extends Areas of Investigation for Faculty’s Funded RO1


Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), and Miami CTSI Eureka Translational Medicine Program graduate, recently was awarded a National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) diversity supplement award to her funded NHLBI RO1 grant.

From left, Stuart Miller, David Roth, M.D., Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., and Gaetano Ciancio, M.D., M.B.A.

Iron Arrow Taps Stuart Miller and Eight Medical Campus Faculty, Alumni and Students


The first indication that something is afoot is the sound of a slow-beating drum moving across campus. When the source of the sound comes into view, you see that the drummer is accompanied by a group of individuals wearing colorful jackets and marching slowly, solemnly in line. For those in the know, the big question is: Who are they looking for this time?

Miller School of Medicine Sets New Record in NIH Research Grant Funding


The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine received a record $133.5 million in research grants from the National Institutes of Health in Federal Fiscal Year 2018 — a $12.8 million increase over the school’s FFY 2017 total, raising the school another point to No. 40 of 147 institutions in the national rankings.

From left, Henri R. Ford, M.D., MHA, Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., and CTSI Director Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., MS.

Dean Henri R. Ford Launches Interdisciplinary Research Lecture Series


Emmanuel Thomas, M.D., Ph.D., a researcher at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, was the inaugural speaker in Dean Henri R. Ford’s Interdisciplinary Research Lecture Series. Dr. Thomas’s lecture was titled “An Integrated, Multidisciplinary Approach for the Prevention and Early Detection of Viral Hepatitis-induced Hepatocellular Carcinoma.”