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Graduate student creates app to meet neighbors with common interests

Catherine LaSpina, an M.D./MBA student, shares her journey in pursuing a passion project that she believes “creates real communities of people and facilitates tangible human connection."


Architecture students help design Cutler Bay municipal complex

Twelve students from an upper-level studio class have spent the semester working on how to transform 16 acres into an area with a city hall, police station, community center, and a park.


Student examines resilience with a personal lens

Ruth Gaelle St. Fleur grew up in Haiti where she had to overcome several obstacles, and she is now exploring the trait of resilience in cancer survivors as part of her doctorate research.


New initiative prioritizes student well-being and resiliency

Following ongoing efforts to prioritize student well-being, the Division of Student Affairs Healthy ’Cane Network introduced a new website that highlights the eight dimensions of well-being critical to students’ success.


Applications are now open!

Sign up to participate in the 2022 Annual Research Symposium! All graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are encouraged to apply for one of three participation formats: poster presentationoral presentation, or TED-like Talk. The deadline to apply is February 1, 2022. Click here to learn more and apply. 

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top presentations.


Important Reads

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis

An interdisciplinary team of faculty from the Innovative Collaboratory for Advancing Research with the Underserved and Stigmatized (ICARUS) Lab is conducting a trial examining microbiome-gut-brain alterations following cognitive-behavioral treatment in people with co-occurring depression and HIV. They are recruiting for a 3-year postdoctoral fellow with demonstrated experience or aptitude in advanced fMRI techniques. The postdoctoral fellow will be co-mentored by Dr. Roger McIntosh and Dr. Adam Carrico with substantial support for transitioning to a faculty role. To apply for this position, please click here.

Open Position for a Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Miami’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement is seeking a Graduate Research Fellow to join its team of professionals. The Fellow will conduct research to investigate policy solutions for addressing affordable housing and community development, and its intersection with climate change and urban resiliency. This position is 20-hours per week and will provide $2,272 per month. Qualified applicants should send an updated resume, letter of interest, and names and contact information for references to For more information, please click here.

Open Position for a Graduate Assistant at the University of Miami’s Office of Civic and Community Engagement

The Office of Civic and Community Engagement has a Racial Justice Grant Program Graduate Assistant position available. This position is 20-hours per week and will provide $2,777 per month. Click here to learn more about the position. For questions, please email

Career Opportunities at Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University is currently searching for a tenure track Assistant Professor position in the Department of Computer Science and a Director of the Office of Teaching and Learning.

Research Day and the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program

The School of Nursing and Health Studies encourages all students and postdoctoral fellows at the University of Miami to apply to the Summer 2022 Cohort for the MHRT program. The aim of the program is to expand and enhance research capacity to create a culturally sensitive and competent workforce. The program will provide each trainee with the skills and resources needed to ensure the successful launch of their research careers. To learn more, click here. The School of Nursing and Health Studies is also hosting a Research Day on Friday, December 3rd at 1:30pm. Click here to register for the event and click here to view the agenda.

FillABag Thanks Graduate Students for Paddleboard Beach Clean-Up

The University of Miami's Graduate Student Association (GSA) recently sponsored a paddleboard beach clean-up on Key Biscayne with FillABag. FillABag is a great organization that installs FillABag Stations designed to empower people to turn daily walks into meaningful beach cleanups. Special shout-outs to Joe Bonner and Dieyun Song who spearheaded the entire event with GSA and FillABag; they made it possible for our students to share in such an impactful experience. Click here to view the photos of the event. FillABag is participating in Give Miami Day this year, so click here if you would like to donate to their cause.

Postdoctoral Position at Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies

The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science has an exciting opportunity for a full-time postdoctoral associate position. The position is located at the NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory's Ocean Chemistry and Ecosystem Division in Miami, FL. They are seeking a candidate to conduct coral disease research by applying a multi-omics approach to understand disease resilience and identify causative agents of stony coral tissue loss disease. To apply, click here. For any questions, please email Stephanie Rosales at

IRACDA NY-CAPS Postdoctoral Training Program

IRACDA New York Consortium for the Advancement of Postdoctoral Scholars (NY-CAPS) Postdoctoral Training Program is a 3-year mentored postdoctoral fellowship that allows scholars to spend 75% of their time on research and 25% on pedagogy training and teaching at one of the partnering institutions: SUNY Old Westbury, Suffolk County Community College, and/or Brooklyn College. Potential applicants should have a strong interest in a faculty career, want to pursue research that falls within the mission of the NIGMS, and be no more than 2 years post-degree conferral. December 2021 graduates are welcome to apply. The deadline to submit an application is December 5th. To learn more about how to apply, click here. Please email Lisa Ospitale, the Program Coordinator, directly for answers to any questions at

Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition

The Lowe is collaborating with the Frost School of Music and the Adrienne Arsht Center on a special performance of Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition on Saturday, December 4th, at 8:00pm at the Adrienne Arsht Center. Though it is a ticketed event, UM students can purchase discounted seats (50% off) using the code UMSTUDENT. Click here to purchase tickets.


12th Annual Dolphins Challenge Cancer

The Dolphins Challenge Cancer (DCC) is a year-round collective community movement to raise money in support of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. With virtual and in-person participation options, the DCC offers 100, 50, 35 and 15-mile bike routes with paces welcoming both avid cyclists and first-timers, in addition to a 5K run/walk with 100% of participant-raised funds donated to Sylvester. Click here to learn more.


Important Dates


8:30 am

Flash Writing Friday


8:00 pm

Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition


11:59 pm

ETD: Deadline for Producing Final PDF


11:59 pm

ETD: Deadline to Completion


11:00 pm

Fall Semester Ends


8:30 am

Fall Commencement