CTSI's tools & resources
More than 2 million medical records housed in the CTSI-led clinical data repository have been assigned GPS coordinates, giving researchers a more flexible, precise way to study health issues that involve location.
CTSI’s Informatics Consulting Service can fulfill requests for geocoded data at no cost to researchers at the University of Minnesota and Fairview Health Services.
The infrastructure to support clinical research in the new Clinics and Surgery Center, slated to open in late February, is taking shape following substantial work by CTSI throughout 2015 that began with a two-day retreat with the CSC development team to map out the research integration process.
On Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 learn how CTSI is advancing forward, and how its funding programs and expert resources can help bring your discoveries into practice. This informal event is designed to arm University faculty with information on how best to use CTSI to advance their research projects and careers. Hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be served.
CTSI’s Informatics Consulting Services (ICS) recently began offering a new self-service tool to University investigators that retrieves unstructured clinical notes from the electronic health record.
“The research I’m doing would not be possible in the age of paper medical charts, and would not be possible without the clinical data from CTSI."
- Gyorgy Simon, PhD, an affiliate faculty member on how CTSI-supplied clinical data is opening up entirely new pathways for discovery.
The University of Minnesota, in partnership with Fairview Health Services, has strengthened the integration between the OnCore clinical trial management system (CTMS) and Epic, Fairview’s electronic health record.
The Clinics and Surgery Center “Discovery Experience” includes creating patient awareness about research opportunities at the University through monitors with research messaging and StudyFinder kiosks stationed throughout the building, and includes embedding research into the entire patient experience and workflows, with the ultimate goal of increasing study participation and the number of clinical trials.
A University of Minnesota research team recently published the results of a clinical trial that showed choline could reduce some of the cognitive defects caused by prenatal alcohol exposure.
Children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) who took a daily supplement of the water soluble nutrient showed small gains in memory performance, which could significantly impact their overall cognitive development.
CTSI’s StudyFinder kiosk, an interactive web-based tool that enables visitors to explore University health studies currently seeking participants, is now located in the lobby of the University of Minnesota Medical Center, East Bank.
Minnesota House Representative Joe Schomacker and several staff members from the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Higher Education and Health and Human Services Committees toured CTSI’s Community Research Van at the University of Minnesota campus last week.
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