Miami CTSI

Miami CTSI Partners with Leader in Research Mentoring Training to Pilot Workshops


The Miami CTSI in its commitment to promote the development of the next generation of clinical and translational scientists will kick off a series of mentor/mentee research training workshops with its first cohort of 25 teams beginning in December.

With the support of Dean Henri R. Ford and Provost Jeffrey L. Duerk, the workshops will focus on developing mentoring skills and building successful relationships between both mentors and mentees with a goal to set standards of prerequisite research mentorship training.

The CTSI has partnered with Gregory Austin, M.D., a nationally recognized leader in research mentoring training, to conduct the workshops. Austin currently runs the successful CO-Mentor Training Program at the Colorado Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute.

The training program will include interactive group exercises and discussions covering a wide range of topics such as Scientific Goal Setting, Academic Persistence and Work-Life Balance, Effective Mentoring Partnerships, and others.

The CTSI’s research mentoring initiative is led by Alessia Fornoni, M.D, Ph.D., Chief of the Katz Family Division of Nephrology and Hypertension and Director and Chair of the Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Institute, Maria Luisa Alcaide M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, and Robert Levy, Ph.D., Professor of Microbiology & Immunology.

If you are interested in participating in future cohorts of this mentoring training program, please email

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