• 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...

  • CTSI training helps junior investigator secure $1.77 million grant

    School of Public Health Assistant Professor Tetyana Shippee gained research training, support, and skills through CTSI's KL2 research career development program, which helped her land a $1.77 million R01 grant to further her research aimed at improving nursing home residents' quality of life. More...

  • 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...

News

Dr. Cole DrifkaCole Drifka, PhD, recently joined CTSI as Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) Manager. 

In this role, Dr. Drifka will manage and develop a state-of-the-art integrated biorepository to serve the needs of investigators who require access to human specimens for their research.

Greg Beilman and team conducting research in a lab“The Committee for Pharmaceutical Development infused new life into our treatment idea, and propelled it toward clinical trials. We would not be where we’re at now without its support.”

- U of M Professor Greg Beilman, MD, referring to a treatment that could help people survive severe blood loss

CTSI has released a new RFA for the Translational Product Development Fund, which supports projects that have the potential to be commercialized, such as projects that may lead to the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement with an established commercial entity. 

Angela Fralish, CTSI's ODAT Research FellowCTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) recently hired Angela Fralish for the newly created ODAT Research Fellow position.

As a fellow, Angela will assess the translational potential of technologies under consideration for ODAT support or currently supported through one of six ODAT funding programs

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