Prospective international scholars are defined as foreign nationals who are interested in coming to the University of Miami as participants in the J-1 Exchange Visitor Program to engage in nonclinical research, teaching or long-term observation at a University of Miami department under the supervision of a University of Miami professor.

The University of Miami (UM) is the sponsor of the Exchange Visitor Program P-1-00212, which is administered by the Department of International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). Through the University's J-1 Exchange Visitor Program, academic departments can bring qualified participants to UM departments to engage in nonclinical research, teaching, consultation and long-term observation under the supervision of a UM faculty member. The University is authorized to sponsor exchange visitors in five categories: professor, research scholar, short-term scholar, specialist and student. Students will not be discussed here. The other four categories are those that the University refers to as "international scholars."

If you are a foreign national and interested in participating in the University of Miami's Exchange Visitor Program, please contact the department you wish to join to inquire if the department has any interest in hosting you as an international scholar and how you may apply to become an international scholar. It is up to each individual department to decide whether to invite any person to participate in the Exchange Visitor Program and to inform prospective exchange visitors on the appropriate steps to take in order to become an international scholar.

The following is a list of University of Miami departments and contact information for these departments.
This list includes departments that have hosted international scholars in the past. If you are interested in a department but do not see it on this list, please e-mail International Student and Scholar Services and indicate which department you wish to contact regarding participation in the Exchange Visitor Program. We will forward your inquiry to the appropriate department for a direct response to you.

University of Miami Department Dept. Contact E-Mail Address
Anesthesiology Lorena Hernandez
Architecture Danielle Leblanc
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Irma Riccio
Biology Frances Smith
Biomedical Engineering Angie Del-Llano
Business Administration Blanca Ripoll
Cell Biology and Anatomy Jenny Cedeno
Chemistry Lydia Gonzalez
Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Maria Aldana
Computer Science Julieta Garcia
Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Grisel Lopez
Diabetes Research Institute Sabrina Boulazreg
Electrical and Computer Engineering Vanessa Faz
Epidemiology & Public Health Nancy Alvarez
Family Medicine & Community Health Janet Alford
Foreign Languages & Literatures Elizabeth Dezarov
Gordon Center for Research in Medical Education Desiree Uptgrow
Hematology/Oncology Susan Martin
Human Genetics Amie Choy
Hussman Institute for Human Genomics Amie Choy
Industrial Engineering Samara Alfonso
International  Medical Affairs Institute Elia Nogues
International Studies Alexis Fernandez
Latin American Studies Joselyn Garcia
Law Nimia Dinsmore
Marine Geology & Geophysics Karen Neher
Mathematics Dania Puerto
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Marisol Pernas
Meteorology & Physical Oceanography Sandrine Apelbaum
Medicine Erica Williams
Miami Project to Cure Paralysis Marcela Ward
Microbiology & Immunology Jenny Cedeno
Molecular & Cellular Pharmacology Irma Riccio
Neurological Surgery Gloria Lasso
Neurology Amie Choy
Obstetrics & Gynecology Elizabeth Delgado
Ophthalmology Eva Norton
Orthopedics Janet Alford
Otolaryngology Grisel Lopez
Pathology Gloria Lasso
Pediatrics Elizabeth Delgado
Philosophy Alexander Puente
Physical Therapy Desiree Uptgrow
Physics Judy Mallery
Physiology & Biophysics Jenny Cedeno
Psychiatry& Behavioral Sciences Lorena Hernandez
Psychology Josefina Dauval
Radiation Oncology     Irma Riccio
Radiology Grisel Lopez
Stem Cell Institute Janet Alford
Surgery Evelyn Gotera
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Desiree Uptgrow
Urology Grisel Lopez