Miami CTSI


Jonelle E. Wright, Ph.D., DPNAP

CTSI Associate Director Dr. Jonelle Wright To Retire


Miami CTSI Associate Director Jonelle E. Wright, Ph.D., DPNAP, who was instrumental in securing the University's first NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Science Award in 2012 and its subsequent renewal award, is retiring and will transition to a Voluntary Faculty appointment. In her leadership role, Dr. Wright helped to advance the CTSI as a dynamic force for clinical and translational science across the University and beyond. Read her farewell message to the CTSI community.

From left: Thomas Masterson, M.D., Jennifer Munoz Pareja, M.D., Abhishek Prasad, Ph.D., and Swarup Swaminathan, M.D.

Miami CTSI Announces FY2022 Pilot Award Recipients


The Miami CTSI congratulates the recipients of the Pilot Awards for fiscal year 2022, which provide funding and support to early career faculty conducting innovative, translational research. This year’s winners represent the fields of pediatrics, urology, ophthalmology, and biomedical engineering.

Twenty UM Faculty Selected Into Public Voices Fellowship


Twenty faculty members at the University of Miami will participate in a yearlong fellowship designed to amplify the voices of women and other underrepresented thought leaders in the public discourse. They are sponsored by the Miami CTSI and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship.

Sophie Egea, Ph.D.

September Champions Corner


Meet Sophie Egea, member of the of the CTSI Research Advocacy and Quality Champions group. Sophie 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 Sophie.

Left: Merline Benny, M.D., and Nicole Sur, M.D.

KL2 Scholar Advances to K08 and New CTSI Scholar Named


The Miami CTSI congratulates Merline Benny, M.D., Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, on her recent KO8 award from the NHLBI, and names Nicole Sur, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurology, as its latest KL2 scholar.