The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) mourns the passing of our Director and MPI Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., a highly respected and beloved member of the UHealth and University of Miami Miller School of Medicine community, on January 17, from a glioblastoma.
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A human research protections training course that launched this month in Haitian Creole called CIRTification is making it easier for members of South Florida’s Haitian community to collaborate with academic researchers on projects directly impacting them.
A recent study published in Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) shows the drug ivermectin is not an effective treatment for mild to moderate COVID-19 symptoms. The study was led by CTSI Associate Director Dushyantha Jayaweera, M.D., and CTSI Co-Director Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., MPH.
The Miami CTSI joined researchers and leaders of hubs across the national consortium at the 2022 In-Person CTSA Program Annual Meeting held in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. Two of its pilot projects were featured during the poster presentation.
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering Andrew Dykstra, Ph.D., received a pilot award from the CTSI in 2020. He has received two new grants, including one from the National Institutes of Health, that aim to propel his research further in understanding the neural basis of auditory perception and cognition.
The Miami CTSI is pleased to announce the latest scholar to receive our Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program Award (KL2) is Jennifer Coto, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology, Division of Audiology.
This past Spring, the Miami CTSI sponsored four faculty to attend the Eureka Institute's International Certificate Program in Translational Medicine. With a focus on communication, team building, and one-on-one mentorship, the program is designed to train and mentor early career researchers in translational science.
In September 2020, while the COVID-19 virus claimed hundreds of lives each day in Florida according to data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a statewide coalition funded by the NIH centered its efforts on underrepresented groups that bear the brunt of the pandemic’s impact.
Career Development awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), also known as K awards, and similar awards for early-stage investigators, play an important role in the career trajectory of physician scientists and researchers. These awards provide mentorship and training, establish a track record for future grant support, and help to establish faculty as independent investigators.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way ophthalmic conditions are diagnosed. Miami CTSI pilot awardee Delia Cabrera DeBuc, Ph.D., wants to make sure that AI is capturing the whole picture for every patient.