CTSI and Children's Hospitals and Clinics Launch Minnesota Children's Health Research Collaborative

Published by CTSI on October 10, 2013

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have formed a first-of-its-kind group dedicated to improving the health of Minnesota's children.

On November 16, the group will host the first in a series of Research in Child Health Dinner Forums.


The purpose of the dinner forum series, made possible through a $51 million CTSA-NIH Grant, is to gather pediatric research leaders and practitioners from Children's and the University of Minnesota as well as community-based child-health partners.

Together, the partnership, known as the Minnesota Children's Health Research Collaborative, will serve as focal point for broader collaborations to bring cutting-edge information to community practitioners and make them aware of clinical research opportunities.

First event: Childhood Obesity

The first of these forums will have a special focus on childhood obesity. The University of Minnesota's Aaron Kelly, PhD, a member of the Divisions of Epidemiology and Cardiology from the Department of Pediatrics at the UMN Medical School, and Jennifer Abuzzahab, MD, a Children's Endocrinologist will share updates on their collaborative obesity research. 

Topic: Childhood obesity (additional topics to follow in the coming months)

When: Wed., Nov. 16, 2011, 6 p.m.

Where: Children's Hospital and Clinics of MN - Minneapolis Education Center

Who: Anyone interested in collaborative work on important child health topics

Why: It is an opportunity to hear from your peers and learn about potential opportunities to participate in clinical research.

RSVP: Please contact Andrea Leinberger-Jabari at lein0072@umn.edu or (612) 624-4247 by Fri., Nove. 11 if you plan to participate in this important event.

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