Miami CTSI


Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H.

New Study Tests the Latino Cardiovascular Disease Paradox


An analysis of data from the All of Us Research Program led by Miami CTSI MPI and Co-Director Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., and mentee Raul Montanez-Valverde, M.D., suggests that Latinos don't face less risk for cardiovascular disease — calling into question the Latino epidemiological paradox.

Jennifer Munoz-Pareja, M.D.

CTSI Pilot Awardee Launches Effort to Transform Care for Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury


As a pediatric critical care attending, Jennifer Munoz-Pareja, M.D., had always been interested in neuroscience research. When she was hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in 2012, she witnessed firsthand how patients, families, and healthcare providers are largely working in the dark when it comes to caring for patients with TBI. “I thought, ‘Wow. We really don’t have treatments. Nothing really works for these patients,’” she says.

Eric A. Mellon, M.D., Ph.D.

CTSI Pilot Awardee Receives $5M NCI MERIT Award for Brain Cancer Study


Eric A. Mellon, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor of radiation oncology and biomedical engineering, has been awarded a $5 million seven-year grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to study how advanced imaging during treatment may be used to improve radiation therapy for patients with glioblastoma, a deadly brain tumor. Dr. Mellon’s pilot award from the Miami CTSI in 2019 contributed scientific data to this latest award.