• CTSI funding helps U of M researcher and community team tackle substance abuse problem

    After seeing her rural Minnesota community struggle with a growing heroin and opioid addiction problem, Laura Palombi, PharmD, MPH, secured a CTSI grant to hold a community forum, and worked along side a drug abuse task force to ultimately help solve the problem. More...

  • Dentistry researchers transform recruitment with StudyFinder

    "Nearly 70 people contacted us to express interest in one of our studies after seeing it on StudyFinder, through virtually no effort on our end. CTSI's StudyFinder is the most innovative, efficient tool for recruiting patients I've used in my 27-year clinical research career." - Patricia Lenton. More...

  • CTSI informatics support leads to "best ever" study recruitment results

    "Teaming up with CTSI has become our go-to method for recruiting study participants" - Rebecca Brown, clinical research coordinator for vascular research with the School of Nursing. More...

  • CTSI pilot grant helps research team find promising discoveries

    A University-Children’s research team has discovered a promising way to help adolescents with severe obesity, captured a multi-million-dollar grant, and catalyzed the formation of a research consortium among four Minnesota health organizations – all of which started from a CTSI pilot grant. More...

  • A University department engages CTSI to provide ongoing support for its researchers

    Through a dedicated contract, the University's Dermatology department taps into CTSI's expertise in planning, implementing, conducting, and analyzing studies so that its investigators can focus on the research itself. More...

  • A University professor works with CTSI to advance her idea

    Through funding and support, CTSI is helping College of Science & Engineering chemist Dr. Valerie Pierre convert her idea into a real-world bacterial infection diagnostic tool. More...

  • Health researcher lands million-dollar R01 grant using CTSI-provided clinical data

    Researchers like Gyorgy Simon are opening up entirely new pathways for discovery with the CTSI-created repository of electronic health records of more than 2 million de-identified patients. More...

  • One aspiring investigator engaged CTSI and launched his career

    Former CTSI scholar Youssef Roman isn't quite out of school but he's well on his way to becoming a successful researcher and his metabolic disorders research is being expanded upon. More...

  • From pilot funds to policy change

    A community-University research team secures a legislative victory a few years after receiving initial funding from CTSI. More...


nurse holding patients hand“The protected time, training, mentorship, and support I received through CTSI’s KL2 Scholars Career Development Program has had a significant impact on my research career. CTSI’s support enabled me to secure an R01 grant to continue my research, which ultimately aims to improve quality of life for nursing home residents.”

- Dr. Tetyana Shippee of the School of Public Health

2016 CTSI Poster Session and ReceptionCTSI presented travel awards to nine junior investigators for outstanding posters and presentations at its fifth annual CTSI Poster Session and Reception.

Ricky DeFoe addresses a packed room at Cloquet's Community Forum on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, sharing his experience in losing a daughter to a heroin overdose. Also pictured are co-panelists and Carlton County Drug Abuse Task Force members Richard Colsen, CTSI support enabled Assistant Professor Laura Palombi, PharmD, MPH, and a community task force to hold a CTSI-supported forum on heroin and opioid abuse that successfully rallied a northern Minnesota town.

Dr. Palombi credits CTSI as the "jump-start” that propelled everything forward, including subsequent funding to replicate best practices in other rural communities. 

Mentor of the Year Award 2016At the CTSI Poster Session and Reception on Sept. 27, CTSI bestowed awards to outstanding research mentors.

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