Learn about new treatments for genetic neurologic disorders. Dr. Chester Whitley is the next featured speaker for the CTSI Science Café on Sept. 22 at 7:30 AM in Coffman Memorial Union's Mississippi Room. Dr. Whitley will discuss his clinical research that spans a spectrum of metabolic and enzyme deficiencies resulting in conditions such as Hurler syndrome, Hunter syndrome, Gaucher disease, Sanfilippo syndrome and Tay-Sachs disease. Contact Christi Powers or more information.
The Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics has released their 2011 Request for Research Proposals, offering up to $3 million in total costs. Awards of any size will be considered; most proposals will be in the $200,000 to $1,000,000 range.
On Monday, August 1, CTSI released a new web-based system to request research support services, such as project management, regulatory support, clinical procedures, and biostatistical collaboration. The new Request for Services system is part of the launch of the Clinical Translational Research Portal, designed to provide personalized, secure access to research project information for investigators, study teams, and administrators.
The University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is accepting applications for the KL2 Scholars Program, a three-year mentored training program for junior investigators. The program offers 75% salary support, a mentoring team, formal training, and networking opportunities.
The University of Minnesota has been awarded a $51 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is the largest single-institution grant in the history of the University, and will increase community involvement in the research process and the efficiency and speed at which the results of clinical trials translate into new treatments, cures and improved health outcomes. For more information, see the press release.