Miami CTSI


Dr. Sonjia Kenya and her CHAMP team pictured from left to right: Zachary Gardner, Jenny Estinville, Sonjia Kenya, Jakisha Blackmon, BreAnne Young, Sebastian Escarfuller, and Brian Davis.

CTSI Pilot Awardee Receives $1M Department of Health Grant to Expand HIV Program


Six years after the Miami CTSI awarded pilot funding to Sonjia Kenya, Ed.D., associate professor of general medicine and public health sciences, to study the feasibility of home-based HIV rapid testing among Miami’s African-American population, Kenya has received a $1 million, three-year grant from the Florida Department of Health (FLDOH) to expand her successful HIV prevention program known as CHAMP, Community-based HIV Awareness for Minority Populations.

Shari Messinger Cayetano, Ph.D.

CTSI Program Director is New Chair-Elect of National BERD ACTS Group


CTSI Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Program, Shari Messinger Cayetano, Ph.D., was elected Chair-Elect of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Special Interest Group (SIG) of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS).

New U-LINK awards support innovative ideas for tough problems


A team of scholars co-sponsored by the Miami CTSI along with others will use U-LINK grants to examine ways to reduce opportunity gaps and biases in multiple realms and improve brain injury treatments and coastal protections. A key initiative of the Roadmap to Our New Century, U-LINK was launched to foster interdisciplinary, problem-based inquiry to address the complex challenges of society.