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Research Events Round-Up

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research & Scholarship gathers all the research events posted to our listservs into a once-weekly email, and we also feature them on our new online calendar. Check out our primer on how to promote your event or email for help.


Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 2, 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.

Lessons Learned from FDA 483 Observations at UM

This course provides a review of FDA observations issued at the University of Miami. Examples of FDA 483 observations will be evaluated and potential preventive actions to avoid future citations will be discussed. Register via ULearn. Search key word RQA.

Wednesday, November 2, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Data Citizens: A Distinguished Lecture Series

Challenges and Advancements in Speaker Diarization and Recognition for Naturalistic Data Streams

Hosted by the Institute for Data Science and Computing, join them for "Data Citizens: A Distinguished Lecture Series" talk on big data naturalistic audio processing by John H. L. Hansen, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Research at the Center for Robust Speech Systems at the Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science at The University of Texas at Dallas (CRSS-UTDallas).

Dr. Hansen is also a Distinguished University Endowed Chair in Telecommunications Engineering, Professor of Electrical Engineering, and a Speech and Hearing Professor in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences.

Location: University of Miami, Richter Library, Conference Room 343 (Third Floor), 1300 Memorial Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33146.

For more information visit the website.

Friday, November 4, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Sylvester Junior Faculty Lecture Series: Targeting LSD1 in Myeloid Neoplasms

The Sylvester Junior Faculty Lecture Series showcases the exceptional work being done by junior faculty members and provides a unique opportunity for informal critique and scientific discussion amongst junior and senior faculty members. Terrence Bradley, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Hematology, will present his work on LSD1 in myleoid neoplasms.

Register via Zoom. Meeting ID: 937 3951 6133; Passcode: 268864

Tuesday, November 7, 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Introduction to ORA

This class provides a fundamental overview of the Office of Research Administration, sponsored policies, process and services. It is the first class in the RAU Curriculum, a mandatory training for University of Miami staff involved in sponsored projects.  

Register via ULearn

To register for the RAU curriculum:

  • Log into ULEARN
  • Type RAU in the search bar
  • Select “Research Administration at the U (RAU) Mandatory Curriculum”

Make certain you register for the CURRICULUM. It is indicated by a stack of books icon. Only by registering for the CURRICULUM can you track your progress and obtain credit for the courses.

To learn more about the RAU curriculum visit the website

Wednesday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Understanding FDA's Part 11 Regulation

This class will define FDA’s 21 CFR 11 regulation, review the requirements for electronic systems and signatures and examine how Part 11 applies to electronic records in clinical research at the University.

Register via ULearn. Search keyword RQA.

Thursday, November 10 & Friday, November 11, 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

2-Day Software Carpentry-R Workshop 11/10-11/11 at Medical Campus

Software Carpentry aims to help researchers get their work done in less time and with less pain by teaching them basic research computing skills. This hands-on workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation, as well as a segment on Data Ethics.

Participants will be encouraged to help one another and to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. 

Location: Don Soffer Clinical Research Center, 1120 NW 14th St., Miami, FL 33136, Rooms 710 R&Q, Miami Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

For more information visit the website

Thursday, November 10, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Understanding Cost Transfers

This class provides training for the processing of both labor and non-labor cost transfers. The purpose of this course is to increase awareness and understanding of Federal regulations related to cost transfers, examine UM’s policies and procedures, and identify the process to prepare, document, approve, and submit a cost transfer. Register via ULearn.

Tuesday, November 15, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Managing Your Record on

Participants will have the opportunity to learn various methods and helpful hints that can be used to manage the records that have been placed on to ensure compliance with the regulations and University of Miami Policies.

Register for this class in ULearnCRMSO - Managing your Record on (

Wednesday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Manage Awards for Financial Success

This class provides a comprehensive understanding of how to manage sponsored projects at the University of Miami focusing on compliance and responsibilities to ensure financial success of the project.

Register via ULearn

Wednesday, November 16, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

BME Seminar Series: Dr. Tagbo Niepa

The Department of Biomedical Engineering cordially invites you to attend the next BME Seminar, which will be held in hybrid mode, on Wednesday, November 16th at 10am.

Dr. Tagbo Niepa, Assistant Professor of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, will talk about ‘Controlled microbial communities in sessile drops’. 

The in person meeting will be in the Medical campus in CRB 1552, Clinical Research Building (CRB), 1120 NW 14th St., Miami, FL 33136.

Below is the link and details for the Zoom meeting: 


Meeting ID: 841 513 4636

Thursday, November 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Stress Health: The Good, The Bad & The Beautiful

University of Miami Osher Center for Integrative Health is hosting a Speaker Series presentation by Professor Firdaus Dhabhar, Ph.D., Professor Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami. The contrasting effects of short- versus long-term stress on immune function and health will be explored. Register in advance.

Thursday, November 17, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Lunch with Laura

Lunch with Laura is a monthly discussion session with Laura Kozma, Associate Vice President for Research Administration. There will be new focus each month, including hot topics in research administration, new and significant policies, and changes in the Office of Research Administration (ORA).

Below are upcoming topics: 

November: NIH Data Management Plans: The New Requirements and What it May Cost You 

December 15, 2022 - Lessons Learned from the Single Audit 

Future topics to be announced soon!

Registeration is required. Register through Zoom for one or all sessions.   

Thursday, November 17, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Documentation and Recording Compliance for Adverse Events

This course highlights the importance of recording and documenting adverse events in regards to being compliant with federal, state and local regulations and policies. In addition, attendees will learn how to identify potential causes for non-compliance and steps to correct and prevent such issues amongst their research teams. Register via ULearn.  Search keyword RQA.

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Human Subjects Research Office Virtual Office Hours UPDATES

One-on-one opportunity to connect with Human Subjects Research Office team members for questions and guidance, open to anyone involved in human subjects research at the University of Miami or the Jackson Health System. First come, first serve, no appointments necessary. 

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Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Complion Office Hours

The OVPRS Research Intelligence and Data Infrastructure team will start offering Complion office hours Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00p. This is an informal session (Q&A format) to address your questions, issues, requirements, and wish lists.  Stay as short or as long as you’d like. To learn more about Complion and the onboarding process, please visit  Please review the Use of Electronic Regulatory Binders in FDA-Regulated Research policy to understand if Complion is required for your study.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.