UMN researcher develops a COVID-19 tracking strategy with underserved communities in mind
Glenn Simmons Jr., PhD, is co-leading an effort to test wastewater across Minnesota. This would help scientists and public health officials see how prevalent the virus is in a given community and understand where the virus is spiking or trending downward. Continue reading
CTSI leadership shares the vision and benefits of the Clinical Research Support Center to researchers
The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs recently visited with CTSI leadership to learn more about how investigators mentor junior faculty to effectively conduct clinical trials, what the CTSI’s Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) does, and what the next generation of the CRSC will look like. Watch the video.
Immigrant Microbiome Project brings community together
The project's researchers worked closely with immigrant Hmong and Karen women from Minnesota and Thailand to identify if the change in the composition of their gut microbiome goes hand-in-hand with living in a westernized country and a change in lifestyle. More...
Comprehensive CTSI support poised a U researcher for success
When Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, had an idea that could help heart attack survivors, she turned to CTSI for support making the jump from concept to pilot study to major grant application. More…
How U researchers leveraged internal resources to launch a tech start-up
“We just recently launched our start-up, yet we’ve already attracted customers and $800,000 in seed funding. I don’t think we’d be where we are now without TPDF support, which enabled us to prove our technology’s commercial viability.”
- Daryl Gohl, PhD, recipient of the CTSI-administered TPDF award. More…
How U faculty mentors are advancing the next generation of health researchers
Three young researchers in our career development programs share how their CTSI mentors are helping them flourish. More…
Researchers help shape national dental care model with CTSI support
Two University of Minnesota School of Dentistry researchers are at the forefront of an emerging profession that is extending dental care access to rural, underserved Minnesota communities, and through CTSI research support, the budding profession is a national model. More...
HCMC-CTSI build biostatistics partnership to advance health research
A one-off project has blossomed into a partnership between CTSI biostatiticians and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) researchers that has "transformed" their statistical analysis and elevated the overall quality of their research, resulting in multiple grants and manuscripts. More...
A treatment advances closer to clinical trials with CTSI support
A potentially life-saving treatment being co-developed by a team of University of Minnesota researchers that could help people survive severe blood loss is advancing with funding, support, and expertise from CTSI and other University groups. More...
Researchers tap into multiple CTSI programs to drive policy changes
There’s tremendous value in engaging groups outside the University in research, but many investigators face challenges trying to make that a reality. Two U of M researchers cleared these hurdles with support from CTSI—generating findings that would influence local and national health policy. More...
The 2020 Child Health Collaborative award provides support for research addressing the impact of COVID-19 on child health in Minnesota.
CTSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Johnson, PhD, as Scientific Director, CTSI Clinical Informatics Services and Collaborative Science and Gretchen Sieger as Director of Operations, Clinical Informatics Services.
In spite of the impact of COVID-19 on operations, University researchers and faculty have continued to innovate and advance promising solutions to improve human health, and ODAT remains committed to supporting their work. ODAT has issued thirteen new awards across its various funding programs since January 2020, ranging from pharmaceuticals to global health innovations.
Shortly after healthcare system M Health Fairview converted Bethesda into a COVID-19 hospital, they teamed up with CTSI. Together, the partners built a robust infrastructure for COVID-19 research, pursuing innovative ways to engage Bethesda patients in the research process and optimize the way studies are conducted.
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