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.
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.
The CTSI Pilot Awards provide early-career investigators $40,000 to develop preliminary data for an extramural grant submission. The awards support investigators who are working on translational, innovative and interdisciplinary research. This year, a new Collaborative CTSA Pilot between UM and UNC Chapel Hill was awarded.
David McCarthy, an MD candidate at the UM Miller School of Medicine and recent graduate of the CTSI’s Masters in Clinical & Translational Investigation, is already making waves in the research community for his work on ischemic and hemorrhagic strokes.
In response to Consortium feedback, over the past year a CTSA Steering Committee Task Force explored ways to enhance the structure and function of the Consortium. As a result, 2019 is a busy time for the consortium.