• 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…

  • Jamie Morrissette presented the results of a study she collaborated on showing domestic violence's impact on cardiovascular health to members of US Congress, NIH staff and held individual meetings about her research with Senator Amy KlobucharMore...

  • Veronika Bachanova, MD, PhD, enlists CTSI's help to take a team approach in finding new ways to treat patients suffering from blood cancers. More...

The University of Minnesota joined the national Clinical and Translational Science Award consortium in June 2011.

Since then, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has been hard at work building a new kind of infrastructure for research—one that is financially sustainable, flexible, operationally efficient, and always focused on the ultimate goal of better health.

By the numbers: How we support researchers

Providing services and support for the entire spectrum of clinical and translational research

  • Awarded more than $22.2 million in research funds to support 325+ University faculty investigators conducting a wide range of projects, from early-stage translational research to clinical research to community-engaged research (note: includes K Scholars). 
  • 640+ investigators representing 12 schools and colleges across the University have used our clinical service offerings.
  • Over $3.2 million in research funds have been awarded to support 65+ early-stage translational research projects at the University.
  • A network of 160+ University and industry experts has provided project-specific guidance on translational research projects, working as part of 35+ individual project teams and 2 standing committees.
  • Helped form 50+ community-University research teams by matching University faculty investigators with community collaborators such as nonprofits, health care providers, and community advocates.

Giving researchers access to data, tools, and information technologies

  • Fulfilled 320+ requests for data from our clinical data repository, which houses the electronic health records of more than 2.2 million patients and can be used for research purposes (since July 2013). 
  • 210+ investigators and research staff have used i2b2 to determine if they have a large enough cohort of patients for their study (since July 2013).

Advancing the research careers of faculty, staff, and students

Unless noted otherwise, figures are cumulative from 2011 -- when CTSI joined the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium -- to present.