University of Miami (UM) is in the midst of an academic and scientific renaissance. At the root of this sweeping transformation is an infusion of exceptional scientific talent with substantial external funding, a rich track record of collaborative team science, and the firsthand knowledge of how to build innovative research programs. The Miami Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will leverage these strengths to connect clinical and translational science with service and community; foster interdisciplinarity; attract our best and brightest clinician scientists to research; nurture a clinical research workforce, and manage resources to sustain success. With the ultimate goal of improving health, we will catalyze research opportunities to better understand and mitigate the factors that affect susceptibility, progression, and adverse consequence of disease in our majority minority patient population. Interdisciplinary research will be built on solid bidirectional collaboration with our diverse communities. We will harmonize core services into highly functional consolidated platforms with standardized policies and procedures and unified governance bonded by our bioinformatics platform. We will advance research translation in 'culturalized' health sciences. We use the term 'culturalize' to denote that, in a community that is 80% racial/ethnic minorities, our work is exposed to and influenced by the culture of our highly diverse faculty, staff, patients, and study participants. We will leverage the benefits of our CITI program, which remains the international standard for training in responsible conduct of research. We have designed the modern form-meets-function Research Commons, the physical home of the CTSI. Collaboration is high across the CTSI, including partnerships among UM Schools, Jackson Health System, Miami VA and the University of Puerto Rico. Ultimately, the measure of our success will be our ability to improve the health of our community.

Public Health Relevance

UM will bring together under the single umbrella ofthe Miami Clinical Translational Science Institute (CTSI) the resources, talent and scientific expertise found in our numerous internationally recognized Schools, Departments, Institutes and Centers. The CTSI will enable UM to best serve the health care needs of its diverse community while growing the size and quality of our translational research workforce and speeding the delivery of scientific discoveries to application.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
Type
Linked Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement (UL1)
Project #
1UL1TR000460-01A1
Application #
8467155
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZRR1-CR-1 (01))
Program Officer
Talbot, Bernard
Project Start
2012-06-27
Project End
2017-05-31
Budget Start
2012-06-27
Budget End
2013-05-31
Support Year
1
Fiscal Year
2012
Total Cost
$3,644,887
Indirect Cost
$1,262,608
Name
University of Miami School of Medicine
Department
Public Health & Prev Medicine
Type
Schools of Medicine
DUNS #
052780918
City
Coral Gables
State
FL
Country
United States
Zip Code
33146
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