Education and Training : Scientific Research Scholar Program

Scientific Research Scholar Program

The mission of the Scientific Research Scholar Program is to promote the advancement of biomedical research through the establishment of international collaborations.

The Program’s unique approach employs an aggressive mentoring model that places a junior research scholar between one senior investigator in their home institution and one at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. The junior investigator joins a University of Miami laboratory for a period of 6 months up to two years during which s/he completes or develops a new area of investigation that is applicable to their home institu­tion. This junior investigator will be the bridge to facilitate and foster collaboration between the two laboratories.

The junior research scholar and their mentoring senior investigator submit an application to the International Medicine Institute Scientific Research Scholar Regional Advisor. If approved, the Regional Advisor contacts the Scientific Research Scholar Committee Chair for successful matching with an investigator at the Uni­versity of Miami. It should be noted that the home institution pro­vides the possibility for the junior research scholar’s return to the home institution upon completion of the program.

University of Miami mentors:

Glen N. Barber, Ph.D.
Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Associate Director of Basic Science, Director of Viral Oncology

Antonio C. Bianco, M.D.
Chief, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology

Rosanna Malbran Forteza, M.D.
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Eli Gilboa, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology & Immu­nology, and Director of the Dodson Interdisciplinary Immunotherapy Institute

Guy Howard, Ph.D.
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Associate Director, Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center

Camillo Ricordi, M.D.
Scientific Director and Chief Academic Officer, Diabetes Research Institute

José Szapocznik, Ph.D.
Executive Dean for Research & Research Training
Chair, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

Research Scholar Eligibility:

  • Have received their Ph.D. or M.D. degree within the last four years
  • Be able to demonstrate documentation minimum one year of previous research experience
  • Have intentions to return to country of origin

Please submit applications for review to:
International Medicine Institute
Leopoldo Raij, M.D., F.A.H.A.
Director of the Program for International Research Scholars
Chair, Scientific Research Scholar Committee
Director of Hypertension and Nephrology Research, Renal Division, UHealth
Director of Hypertension and Nephrology Research
Chief, Nephrology/Hypertension Section Veterans Affairs Medical Center
c/o Olivia Cata
Fax: 305-243-6830