Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (CLaRO)

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The Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (CLaRO) is a collaboration between health disparities researchers at the University of Miami and Florida International University. CLaRO focuses on substance abuse, violence/trauma, and HIV/AIDS (SAVA) syndemic conditions affecting vulnerable Latino populations, including seasonal farmworkers, sexual/gender minorities, and youth.

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CLaRO advances the aims of El Centro’s Measures Library, which enhances capacity for research with non-English speaking participants by collecting measures with Spanish translations. By facilitating access to translated measures we aim to encourage investigators to include non-English speaking participants in their studies

The CLaRO Training Institute provides early career investigators with research experience and increases their skills to develop and submit NIH research grant applications.  Topics  include: NIMHD’s health disparities research framework, etiology of health disparities in Latino populations, & grantsmanship.

Mario De La Rosa elected to Florida Academy of Sciences

We are proud to announce that Dr. Mario De La Rosa has been elected to the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida (ASEMFL). The induction will take place during the Annual Meeting of the Academy to be held in Orlando on Friday and Saturday, November 5...

A Mentoring Match Made in … the Pandemic?

Second-year PhD student Maria Jose Baeza Robba (Article originally published on the University of Miami, School of Nursing and Health Studies website: https://www.sonhs.miami.edu/research/featured-research/a-mentoring-match-made-in-the-pandemic/index.html)Second-year...

Gay8 (Gay Ocho)

Gay8  (Gay Ocho), Miami, FL Gay8 is the largest Latinx LGBT event in the United States, drawing some 80,000 people annually. Held each February on the famous "Calle Ocho" of Miami's Little Havana, the theme of this year's Gay8 was "Libertad" (Freedom). The day-long...

CLaRO Training Institute – January 2022

CLaRO's Investigator Development Core hosted a Training Institute on January 11, 2022.  This Training Institute was titled “Latino Health Disparities Research Training Institute.” Due to ongoing concerns with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, this Training Institute...

Fighting COVID-19 Disparities: CLaRO joins NIH’s Community Engagement Alliance

By Robin Shear Article originally published in Spring 2021 edition of Heartbeat. Heartbeat magazine is the official alumni publication of the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies. The ray of hope COVID-19 vaccines represent has been tempered by...

Implementation Science Symposium

Implementation Science Symposium CLaRO hosted a virtual Implementation Science Symposium on Monday, May 24th, 2021 from 12:30-5:00 pm. The symposium featured experts in implementation science and health disparities, including Dr. Gregory Aarons (UC San Diego), Dr....

Message from CLaRO on Racism

The Center for Latino Health Research Opportunities (CLaRO) strongly condemns racism and inhumane acts, including police brutality, against members of the Black community. The death of George Floyd has refocused the nation’s attention to the grave, systemic injustices...

Survey: How is Covid-19 Affecting your Relationships with Family & Household Members?

HOW IS COVID-19 AFFECTING YOUR RELATIONSHIPS WITH FAMILY &HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS? If you are (1) 18 or older (2) presently or previously practicing social distancing due to COVID-19 and (3) living with at least 1 other person during social distancing, please...

Conference Postponed: CLaRO Latinx Community & Health Equity Research Conference

Conference Postponed The health and safety of our community is our top priority. Due to concerns surrounding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are postponing the CLaRO Latinx Community and Health Equity Research Conference until further notice. For those who...

CLaRO Quarterly Newsletter

We are excited to present the inaugural issue of the CLaRO E-Newsletter. This quarterly newsletter will provide updates on CLaRO research and training activities, feature profiles of CLaRO faculty, staff, and students, and link you to valuable resources. We will also...