• How 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...

  • 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...


Medical professionals looking at each other smilingCTSI launched Foundations for Research Professionals across the University of Minnesota following a successful pilot program to help increase knowledge and application of clinical research coordinator competencies—for those new to research or new to the U of M.

The University of Minnesota Clinical Research Support Center Manager, Jessica OslowskiThe Clinical and Translational Science Institute recently hired Jessie Oslowski, B.A., to lead the University of Minnesota’s Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC), a developing center of clinical research services for U of M investigators and study teams aimed at making it easier to navigate and adapt to the ever-changing, complex clinical research environment.

three people in a city looking at a tabletCTSI's Office of Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) has awarded funding for three projects through its new funding programs for community members and organizations to develop ideas and partnerships that address health in our communities. 

Petri dishA new RFA is available through the Translational Product Development Fund for projects that have the potential to be commercialized through the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement with an established commercial entity; apply by Feb. 7. 

Research Toolkit

Artistic illustration of a dark blue tool box in a gold circleVisit our Research Toolkit to find the resources you need to conduct research, including: 

  • Tools
  • Templates
  • Information
  • Guidance 

Explore the Research Toolkit

Upcoming Events


Academic Health Center and College of Biological Sciences faculty can participate in the Spring 2018 Mentoring Excellence Training Academy (META) to further your professional development and improve mentoring skills.


Attend this event for University faculty, staff, and students to learn about data management areas of concern, best practices, and steps to improve data management practices.  

The University of Minnesota is committed to protecting participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. Learn more about our Core Commitments in research ethics.