Miami CTSI

Connection and RSMAS Join Forces To Strengthen Health-Focused Research Collaborations


On Saturday, November 23, the CTSI initiative, University-wide Connection for Faculty Research Career Enhancement, together with the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS), held its second retreat of 2019.

RSMAS Dean Roni Avissar, Associate Professor of Marine Biology and Ecology Danielle McDonald Ph.D., and Connection Advisory Board Members welcomed Connection Members to the half-day retreat to learn about RSMAS scientific perspectives and how to strengthen health-focused research; explore interdisciplinary collaborations; and brainstorm possible solutions to research career dilemmas.

The day culminated with a tour of RSMAS resources and facilities, with much excitement around gut microbiome/ infectious disease /aquaculture.

The University-wide Connection for Faculty Research Career Enhancement was established in August 2018 to help advance junior faculty careers through information exchange, networking, group learning and collaborative mentorship. Connection seminars occur every 6 weeks and retreats are arranged twice a year.

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