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The Office of the Vice President for Research and the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences serve as the sponsors of the CPD, which includes University staff and external advisors with proven drug-development experience.
The CPD provides guidance and funding, with potential matching funds from philanthropic and industry partners. Funded technologies will have demonstrated persuasive indicators of commercial success and will show potential for improving human health.
N/A (applications accepted on a continuous basis)
Researchers can now access CTSI’s Community Research Van, a new mobile health lab designed to help University of Minnesota research teams conduct health studies in the five-state area.
The van is available at no cost to researchers, and features a laptop, space for private interviews, and equipment for measuring height, weight, cholesterol, heart rates, body composition, and blood sugar. Requests to use the van will be accepted on a continuous basis from researchers who wish to conduct studies that address human health issues.
5/1/15: Mandatory letters of intent (LOI) due by 5pm
7/8/15: Full proposals due by 5pm
The Pediatric Medical Device Translational Grant Program supports the development of pediatric medical devices, with the ultimate goal of improving pediatric patient outcomes and quality of life through technology-driven medical solutions. The program’s partners, CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) and the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), will provide funded investigators with work strategy guidance, frequent feedback, and access to comprehensive internal and external services. ODAT and PDIC anticipate funding up to three projects, awarding each a maximum of $50,000 for one year.
Download the RFA for more information about the application process.