University of Miami
1314 Miller Drive
Miami, FL 33124
10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013
On Campus | Alumni
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 10am – 6pm
The Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will hold its first majorUniversity-wide initiative, "CaneSearch," on Wednesday, February 27on the Miller School of Medicinecampus. The goal of the event, which will focus on the Science of Obesity, is to bring together a large number of 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.In a community with nearly 80 percent racial and ethnic minorities, with two-thirds of adults and up to 20 percent of children ages 2-4 obese or overweight, the Miami CTSI drives scientific discovery and its translation into evidence-based practices to improve minority health and reduce health disparities. CaneSearch will help identify these goals through a poster session on topics related to obesity, including research, education, clinical, and community-based activities across disciplines.The poster session will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Schoninger Research Quadrangle.In addition to the poster session, a Collaborative Research Exchange Forum (CREF) chaired by Tracie Miller, professor of pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Clinical Research, will take place in the afternoon and will feature speakers from across the University.For additional details, please contact Tamara Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org.