CTSI's tools & resources

September 6, 2019

A Pharmacist takes notes at her desk, smiling at the cameraThrough CTSI’s Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core, researchers now have access to IBM MarketScan® data, which can be used as reference material and to support research findings for health-related studies. This project was a collaborative venture with College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, Medical School, and Carlson School of Management, with additional funding support from the Office of Academic and Clinical Affairs.

September 3, 2019

A young girl has her blood pressure taken by a nurse at an outdoor clinic.CTSI is now accepting applications for its Community Health Collaborative Pilot Grants program, which matches University investigators with community partners to address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities. Learn more about how to apply.

August 15, 2019

Man wearing white lab coat and stethoscope uses a laptop computer at a tableCTSI's Study Budget Tool, designed for Fairview and M Physicians researchers and study team members who are interested in estimating the costs of study visits, is now available for use.

July 22, 2019

Dan Knights, PhD, and Pajau Vangay, PhD, MS, work together in a lab.Researchers from the University of Minnesota and community are expanding upon work done during the Immigrant Microbiome Project that was partially funded by CTSI in 2015. The project identified changes in gut microbiomes in immigrant Hmong and Karen women living in Minnesota and Thailand to potentially uncover why there is a shift or decline in their health once immigrants are living in the United States.

July 3, 2019

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The Community Mentorship Training program, launching this month, engages community partners in the design of clinical trials and studies while training KL2 Scholars to work with communities, a necessary step for more equitable and accessible solutions for human health. Learn more about this new program and the inaugural cohort.

July 2, 2019

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CTSI's community engagement function releases a newsletter to connect partners outside the University to community-engaged research. Learn more about this new resource and sign up for the mailing list.

July 2, 2019

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CTSI-Ed has curated a library of successful grant applications for clinical researchers to refer to during their own application process. Learn more about the library and how to take advantage of this resource.

June 19, 2019

The Feasibility Review is an optional, free of charge, early step researchers can take advantage of at the CRSC, and focuses on preparing a study for approval and successful recruitment.The Clinical Research Support Center's Feasibility Review provides integral support for researchers developing clinical studies. Hear from PIs the Review has benefitted, and find out how to take advantage of this free service.

May 30, 2019

A new online biostatistics module, “A SMART Way to Develop Adaptive Intervention Strategies,” is now available for researchers and other faculty who wish to learn about the experimental research design called SMART.A new online biostatistics module, “A SMART Way to Develop Adaptive Intervention Strategies,” is now available for clinical research professionals, biostatisticians, and other faculty who wish to learn about the experimental research design called Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART).

May 17, 2019

Nurse draws blood from patientCTSI joins the world-wide celebration May 20 to recognize Clinical Trials Day to honor those who are at the forefront of conducting and raising awareness of clinical trials across the health sciences and throughout the University of Minnesota to improve health.

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