CTSI Awards $20,000 to the Planning and Implementation of Four Clinical Interventional Pilot Studies

Published by CTSI on October 2, 2015

CTSI’s Clinical and Translational Research Services (CTRS) group announces its grantees for stage 1 of its two-stage pilot funding program available to full-time University of Minnesota faculty for the planning and successful implementation of clinical interventional pilot studies.

Each of the following funded projects will receive up to $5,000 and are expected to have the Stage 1 project plan completed within six months of the award date:

Pilot Trial to Examine the Effect of Aspirin on the Gut Microbiome
Investigator: Anna Prizment, PhD, School of Public Health

The Effect of Chlorohexidine on the Oral and Lung, Microbiota in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Investigator: Alexa Pragman, MD, PhD, Medical School

Effects of Psychotherapeutic Treatment options on Clinical and Family Stress Outcomes for Depressed Adolescents
Investigator: Michael Bloomquist, PhD, LP, Department of Pediatrics

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction as an Adjunct Intervention to Cardiac Rehabilitation
Investigator: Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, Medical School

The goal of the Stage 1 pilot funding is to develop a detailed project plan that includes protocol, budget, and timeline for the proposed interventional pilot study. Projects that successfully complete Stage 1 planning within six months will be eligible to be considered for Stage 2 funding. 

Stage 2 funding offers $25,000 to $75,000 to successfully implement and complete the interventional pilot study, which must be completed within 18 months of Stage 2 funding award date. 

The pilot funding program’s overall goal is to provide support for University investigators to plan and pilot an interventional clinical protocol for a focused clinical research question.

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