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Noon-1pm  |  717 Delaware St. SE, Room 105  |  Minneapolis

Learn about the particular entrepreneurial challenges (regulatory, financial, and social) of developing a "disruptive" medical technology. EPIEN Medical Inc., Vice President Jim Bracke, PhD, will present and help you:

  • Understand some of the differences between disruptive and conventional medical technology and the implications for development paradigms.
  • Identify challenges in medical technology development.
  • Describe potential regulatory and financial barriers encountered in the bench to commercialization process. 

Lunch will be provided by Pizza Luce. The event will be broadcast live via WebEx

This career development seminar is part of an ongoing seminar series by CTSI that offers learning opportunities for faculty, staff, and students on a variety of research-related topics.


December 9  | 3:30-4:30pm  |  Mayo A110

This workshop for University clinical research professionals will feature presenter Michelle Lamere, MPA, and a workshop on Mapping Your Professional Network. 

Live streaming is not available for this workshop.

This seminar is part of the bi-weekly Clinical Research Professional Development Series


8:30am-4pm  |  McNamara Alumni Center |  Minneapolis

Want to write successful health research grants? Attend this day-long seminar that is back by popular demand. National speaker and grantwriting expert, John D. Robertson, Ph.D., will comprehensively address practical and conceptual aspects important to the proposal writing process. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

About the Instructor
Dr. John Robertson has been the recipient of competitive extramural funding from both the NIH and non-federal sources, and is an associate member of Grant Writers’ Seminars & Workshops LLC. He has published peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters, has been a reviewer for several biomedical journals, and has served on grant review panels and editorial boards.

Who should attend?
The seminar is designed for clinical and translational researchers, health equity researchers, and CTSI scholars. Content is geared toward NIH, but is applicable to other national funding agencies.

There is a $75 registration fee. Lunch will be provided.

The seminar is presented by Grant Writers' Seminars & Workshops LLC, and hosted by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) with support from the Program in Health Disparities (PHDR) and the Minnesota Center for Cancer Collaborations (MC3). 


5pm-8pm  |  Memorial Hall, McNamara Alumni Center  |  Minneapolis

Learn about the research funded through CTSI's Career Development Programs. Network with researchers from across the translational spectrum and at every career level, from undergraduates to senior faculty. Celebrate outstanding scholars and mentors at the event's awards ceremony. 

CTSI Community Collaborative Grant recipients and Scholars from the BIRCWH Women's Health K12, Pediatric K12, and Melendy Programs are also invited to present.

RSVP by January 13.