Miami CTSI


Wastewater provides early detection of COVID-19


A team of researchers representing all campuses at the University of Miami are hoping to prevent coronavirus outbreaks on campus before they begin by monitoring wastewater. One of the techniques developed to accelerate the virus detection process was funded in part by the Miami CTSI.

August Champions Corner


Meet Iszet Campo-Bustillo, member of the of the CTSI Research Advocacy and Quality Champions group. Iszet and her fellow Champions meet monthly to look for strategies and solutions to improve systems throughout the clinical research enterprise. Get to know more about Iszet.

Shari Messinger Cayetano, M.E., Ph.D., and Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H.

CTSI Program Directors Invited to Serve on Diversity Committees


CTSI Program Directors Shari Messinger Cayetano, M.E., Ph.D., and Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H. have been invited to serve on diversity committees for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science and the Clinical and Translational Science Award program.

Monique Monelle Williams, M.D.

Post-Doc Associate’s Work Highlighted at AHA Basic Cardiovascular Conference


Working in the lab of Lina Shehadeh, Ph.D., FAHA, Research Professor in the Division of Cardiology and Interdisciplinary Stem Cell Institute (ISCI), Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Monique Monelle Williams, M.D., recently presented her research to the cardiovascular scientific community at the 2021 American Heart Association’s Basic Cardiovascular Sciences Scientific Session.

Expansion of I-Corps@NCATS at UM boosts opportunities for biomedical entrepreneurs in South Florida


With proper business development tools and insights into entrepreneurship, biomedical researchers can improve the potential of their discoveries in the laboratory reaching patients. I-Corps@NCATS, a University of Miami (UM) Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) program, helps entrepreneurial-minded researchers move their new drugs, diagnostics, technologies, and devices forward to the next stage of development.

Grace Alvarez, Sr. Research Manager, Department of Pediatrics

Champions Corner: Meet the Team Members Who Advance Advocacy and Quality in Clinical Studies


The Research Advocacy and Quality Champions — a select group of UM’s very best Clinical Research Coordinators and Directors - meet once a month to advise the CTSI, Clinical Research Operations and Regulatory Support (CRORS), and the Human Subjects Research Office (HSRO) on system-level issues that can be improved to help study approval, start-up, and implementation activities go more smoothly.

Miami CTSI Faculty Contribute to JCTS Special Issue on COVID-19


Six Miami CTSI faculty have contributed articles to a newly released special issue of the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science on COVID-19. Explore the articles or read the entire online issue to discover the innovative ways the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) program responded to the global health crisis.