Anita S. D. Saporta, MD

McKnight Research Fellow
Department of Neurology
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street
Miami, FL 33136
Email: anitasaporta@med.miami.edu

Anita Saporta, MD is currently a research fellow at the University of Miami Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute. She has experience in clinical and translational neuroscience research. Her previous research work includes brain neuroimaging from the neonatal period to adulthood and utilizing multiple imaging modalities to analyze brain function and structure (PET, MRI, DTI, MRS). She also has experience with large database management and development of clinical tools. Since her clinical training in child neurology in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, she developed an increased interest in the normal and pathological development of the brain, behavior and cognition. She pursued research training in neuroimaging in reference centers including the PET Center at Wayne State University (Detroit, MI) and the Neonatal Brain Disorders Lab at UCSF (San Francisco, CA). Her current research interests include the neuroimaging markers of epilepsy severity and of normal and pathological aging.

Yamila Carmona, MA

McKnight Senior Research Coordinator
Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute
Department of Neurology
University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine
1120 NW 14th Street, Suite 1370
Miami, FL 33136
Phone:305-243-2658
Email: Yic3@med.miami.edu

Yamila Carmona graduated in 2005 from American University in Washington, DC with a Master of Arts in Psychology. For the past 17 years, she has worked in the field of psychiatry at research institutions including the University of Miami, George Washington University and the National Institute of Mental Health at the NIH. As a clinical research coordinator, she has conducted multiple clinical trials including federally regulated studies from initiation to completion. Yamila’s background also includes extensive training and experience with the administration of various clinician-administered rating scales and neuropsychological tests. As the Senior Clinical Research Coordinator for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute, she works with research projects focused on normal and pathological changes involving memory and cognition.