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The Connection

What is the Connection?

The Connection is a new research social network created to advance the research careers of early stage investigators through information exchange, networking, group learning, and mentorship required for team science.



The Connection’s Goals

  • Information exchange via a dedicated website that serves as a central location to bridge/link to university-wide research calendars and events, research resources.
  • Research-focused social networking (e.g., CTSI Twitter, CTSI newsletter, blogs and open forums).
  • Group learning to advance team science, promote and facilitate research collaborations, and enhance leadership skills.
  • Cooperative mentoring activities, e.g., connecting mentors & mentees, provide guidance for individual career enhancement & development, workshops for mentors & mentees within UM and with collaborating institutions.

Collaborators

  • The CTSI KL2 Executive Committee to assist in the growth and organization of the Connection.
  • The CTSI KL2 Advisory Committee to provide recommendations to strategically position the Connection for major impact in the young investigators community.
  • UM Researchers to provide mentorship and guidance for career tracks.
  • Key University Administration teams to support various Connection activities

Program Managers

Patricia Avissar
Research Navigator
Manager, Awards & Special Projects
Phone: 305-243-5085
Email: PAvissar@med.miami.edu

Marisabel Davalos, MSEd., CIP
Director, Research Support
Phone: 305-243-6978
Email: mxd101@miami.edu

Leadership

Director
Jonelle Wright, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Miami Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
Associate Dean, Research & Regulatory Quality Improvement
Research Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Email: jwright2@med.miami.edu

Director
Tatjana Rundek, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Neurology and Public Health Sciences,
Director, Clinical Translational Research Division, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (UMMSM)
Email: trundek@med.miami.edu

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