Cooling the sensitive tissues of the inner ear before and during a cochlear implant surgery may lead to better hearing outcomes, according to a CTSI researcher who is leading a collaborative team developing this groundbreaking therapeutic approach.
Internationally renowned physician-scientist and CTSI program director and research mentoring leader Alessia Fornoni, M.D., Ph.D., has been elected to the prestigious Association of American Physicians (AAP). She will be the first nephrologist from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine to be inducted into the association, which includes six other UM faculty members.
A new study published in the Journal of Theoretical Biology presents a simple way to correct COVID-19 testing bias. J. Sunil Rao, Ph.D., director of the Division of Biostatistics and co-director of the CTSI's Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design Program, and Daniel A. Díaz-Pachón, research assistant professor — both with the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine — have developed a bias correction methodology to use on already collected information that reduces estimation errors dramatically.
The Office of the Executive Dean for Research has announced that Dr. Maria Alcaide will be the new Director of Clinical Research.
Connecting people to research studies is not always easy. But thanks to the University of Miami’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), there is now a website offering virtual, one-stop-shopping for all health research studies conducted at the University of Miami. The new website, UMiamiHealthResearch.org, was launched last fall and currently features more than 120 health research studies in need of participants.