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About Research Education, Training, and Career Development (CTSI-Ed)

One of CTSI's major goals is to train and reward interdisciplinary research teams at the University of Minnesota and in our communities. 

CTSI-Ed offers a pathway for clinical translational science research training and career development, both for investigators and research support staff.

CTSI-Ed is led by Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS, with support from staff and program leads as well as guidance from the Multidisciplinary Advisory Committee (MAC).

Pathway to success

CTSI provides training and education to advance researchers through the career development pipeline, from the undergraduate experience to an independent research career as a faculty member. 

CTSI-Ed goals

    • Strengthening CTS career development through enhanced mentorship and a flexible, customizable, and competency-based curriculum to meet individual needs
    • Providing educational opportunities with a coordinated, mentored clinical translational research continuum addressing T1, T2, and T3 research
    • Enhancing faculty rewards and recognition
    • Developing educational materials and delivery platforms to provide flexible, customizable, location-independent learning for research teams at the University and in our communities

Contact us

Core team

Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, MD, MPH, MS
Director
jahluwal@umn.edu
612-626-3378

Michelle Lamere, MPA
Assistant Director
mlamere@umn.edu
612-624-0619

Angie Merrifield
Program Associate
amerrifi@umn.edu
612-624-4698 

Program leads

David Ingbar, MD
Program Director, K Scholar Seminar
ingba001@umn.edu
612-624-0999

Kelvin Lim, MD
Director, Undergraduate Research Program (URP)
kolim@umn.edu
612-626-6772

Bryan Michalowicz, DDS
Director, Advanced Research Program (ARP)
micha002@umn.edu
612-625-6981

Yoji Shimizu, PhD
Director, Translational Research Development Program (TRDP)
shimi002@umn.edu
612-626-6849