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Join the Livestream Dialogue on ‘Healthcare Innovation in the Medicaid Space’ on March 5


Join a livestream event on Monday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as the Miller School of Medicine hosts Beth Kidder, the state Medicaid director for Florida, in a dialogue with various stakeholders on “Healthcare Innovation in the Medicaid Space.”

This event will bring together state government officials, health insurers, large and small Medicaid providers, healthcare startup companies, representatives from UM, UF, FIU, and USF, venture capital firms, accelerators, NGOs, and national policy experts from Washington D.C., Boston and California.

Organized by the UHealth Care Lab, under the direction of Richard Bookman, Ph.D., in partnership with the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI), the meeting will develop a roadmap of actions to be taken at the local, state, and federal levels to support testing of innovative approaches to improve both the experience of care and health outcomes among Medicaid beneficiaries. Watch the meeting live by visiting bit.ly/medicaid-innovation.

Sponsors include Miami-Dade Beacon Council, U Innovation, StartupBootCamp/Miami, and California Health Care Foundation.

 

 

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Researchers to Test Obesity Intervention for Hispanic Youths and Their Families


Sarah Messiah and Guillermo “Willy” Prado are principal investigators of a new study that will test an obesity intervention for Hispanic youths and their families.

Sarah Messiah and Guillermo “Willy” Prado are principal investigators of a new study that will test an obesity intervention for Hispanic youths and their families.

Backed by a $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, a group of Miller School of Medicine researchers will soon determine if an intervention program that helped Hispanic youth refrain from risky behavior such as drug and alcohol use can be just as effective in reducing obesity in the same cohort. Read the full story

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Clinical and Translational Science Institute Announces Credits for Biostatistics Consultations


Members of the biostatistics team are, from left, front row, Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez, administrator; Shari Messinger, director and associate professor of epidemiology and public health; and Fei Tang, Ph.D. student. Back row, from left, biostatisticians Hua Li, assistant scientist, Robert Duncan, professor of epidemiology and public health, and Kaming Lo.

Members of the biostatistics team are, from left, front row, Maria Jimenez-Rodriguez, administrator; Shari Messinger, director and associate professor of epidemiology and public health; and Fei Tang, Ph.D. student. Back row, from left, biostatisticians Hua Li, assistant scientist, Robert Duncan, professor of epidemiology and public health, and Kaming Lo.

The Biostatistics Collaboration and Consulting Core (BCCC) is collaborating with the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) to offer service credits for enhanced biostatistics support for clinical and translational research.

Consistent with the Miami CTSI’s emphasis on culturalized health research, the BCCC supports interdisciplinary clinical and translational research that focuses on health concerns highly prevalent in ethnic and racial minority and medically underserved communities. Read the full story

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Call for Abstracts for CTSI-Sponsored ‘Science of Obesity’ Research Day


The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will hold its first major University-wide initiative, “CaneSearch,” on Wednesday, February 27. The event, which will focus on the “Science of Obesity,” will bring together University scientists, clinicians, students, educators, and caregivers to promote meaningful partnerships, advance collaborative research, and display cutting-edge science and community initiatives that address this serious issue. Members of the CTSI also will engage colleagues from regional universities and research institutes as well as community-based partners and research foundations. Read the full story

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NIH Grant Catapults UM into Elite Translational Science Consortium and Leading National Role in Addressing Health Disparities

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NIH Grant Catapults UM into Elite Translational Science Consortium and Leading National Role in Addressing Health Disparities


From left, Miller School Dean Pascal J. Goldschmidt; UM President Donna E. Shalala; U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen; CTSI director Jose Szapocznik; and Guerda Nicolas, associate professor and chair of educational and psychological studies at UM’s School of Education and Human Development, at the CTSI announcement on September 10 at the UM Life Science & Technology Park.

The University of Miami has been awarded a prestigious $20 million grant that has the power and promise of transforming the institution, the community, and all of South Florida into a hub for turning scientific discoveries into practical solutions and treatments that improve the health of the diverse region — and beyond.

Funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Clinical and Translational Science Award establishes the Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute and places the University among an elite consortium of 60 nationally prominent research institutions charged with accelerating the translation of biomedical discoveries into new therapies for patients, engaging communities in clinical research, and training a new generation of researchers who are better prepared to resolve the complex health problems of an increasingly diverse nation. Read the full story

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