EDR: Executive Dean for Research

Medical Director’s Message

Dushyantha T. Jayaweera is the Senior Associate Dean for Research for the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami and the Medical Director for the EDR Office of Clinical Research. He was the Executive Dean for Research before this appointment. Dr. Jayaweera has over 15 years’ experience in regulatory compliance and managing IRBs. He was a member of the University of Miami Institutional Review Board and subsequently the vice chair and finally the chair.

Clinical and translational science researchers at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine are pivotal players in speeding discovery science from the laboratory to our patients’ bedsides. Our investigators seek answers to specific questions about vaccines, new drugs, new medical devices and new ways of using known treatments. There are active clinical trials on campus in cancer, HIV, diabetes, neurology, ophthalmology and other disease groups that mirror our expertise in discovery science. The collaboration between our scientists, physicians and volunteers who enroll in clinical trials, makes it possible for medical breakthroughs to reach the public.

All members of the Office of the Executive Dean for Research (EDR) stand ready to assist our Miller School clinical investigators with their research. Let us support your team’s effort to find the next methods of prevention, treatments and cures.

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