Published: October 17, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Coto

Dr. Jennifer Coto

The Miami CTSI is pleased to announce that 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.

Dr. Coto’s research proposal will evaluate the efficacy and feasibility of the Pediatric I-Portal Portable Assessment System (I-PASc) in diagnosing concussions/mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) in pediatric patients.

The I-PAS is an FDA-cleared set of goggles that uses a combination of oculomotor, vestibular, reaction time, and cognitive measures that discriminate patients with mTBI from controls. It has been shown effective in use with adults and this study will expand its utility to Pediatrics.

CTSI’s KL2 Scholars program provides a structured research training environment that allows early-stage faculty to acquire the skills and experience needed to become outstanding independent clinical and translational investigators.

These faculty will receive mentorship, an individualized research and career development plan, experiential training with established faculty, and access to educational programs and supportive resources through CTSI’s various programs.

Dr. Coto’s primary mentor is Ivette Cejas, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Otolaryngology at the University of Miami Ear Institute and Director of Family Support Services at the Children’s Hearing Program.

Additional mentors of Dr. Coto’s are Michael Hoffer, M.D., Professor of Otolaryngology and Neurological Surgery, and Xue Zhong Liu, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, Hotchkiss Endowed Chair in Otolaryngology and Vice Chairman of Research of the Department of Otolaryngology.

To learn more about the Miami CTSI Mentored Translational Research Scholars Program, visit our web page.




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