The Miami CTSI congratulates the recipients of its Pilot Awards for fiscal year 2023 (FY23), given to junior faculty conducting novel translational research while addressing health disparities and promoting health equity.
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has supported Miller School of Medicine brain and tumor neurosurgeon Michael Ivan, M.D., since early in his career, when a CTSI pilot award helped further his research in glioblastoma (GBM), an aggressive brain cancer that can be difficult to treat.
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.
With a 5-year, $1 million K23 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Swarup Swaminathan, M.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology at the Miller School of Medicine and Miami CTSI Pilot Awardee, is working on techniques to identify glaucoma in patients sooner.
Recovery from surgery can be challenging, even for patients in the best of health. Elizabeth Mahanna Gabrielli, M.D., an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, wants to improve quality of life for patients undergoing surgery by preventing a common side effect, delirium.
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.