Working with CTSI

November 5, 2020

Michele Allen, MD, MS, and Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLEMichele Allen, MD, MS, and Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE, have been named co-directors of CTSI’s Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) function and co-leads of the Community & Collaboration component of the University of Minnesota CTSA award.

October 8, 2020

People in a meetingA University of Minnesota feasibility review support service recently received special recognition from the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA). This free service helps UMN researchers enhance their protocols and get studies started quickly.

August 13, 2020

Tubes of blood sample for testing.Accelerating research has become more important than ever in the face of a global pandemic. By creating a model that meets the need for speed, the Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) can hasten the development of therapeutics—not just for one candidate, but for COVID-19 treatments being developed across UMN. 

August 13, 2020

Katy Kozhimannil and Carrie Henning-SmithKaty Backes Kozhimannil, PhD, will lead a new aligned rural health initiative for CTSI and the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs (OACA). Carrie Henning-Smith, PhD, will also join CTSI’s Office of Rural Health as Deputy Director. 

July 16, 2020

Steve Johnson and Gretchen SiegerCTSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Johnson, PhD, as Scientific Director, CTSI Clinical Informatics Services and Collaborative Science and Gretchen Sieger as Director of Operations, Clinical Informatics Services. 

July 14, 2020

Healthcare worker in ICUShortly after healthcare system M Health Fairview converted Bethesda into a COVID-19 hospital, they teamed up with CTSI. Together, the partners built a robust infrastructure for COVID-19 research, pursuing innovative ways to engage Bethesda patients in the research process and optimize the way studies are conducted.

June 8, 2020

George Floyd muralIn the past few weeks, Minnesota communities have experienced incredible tragedy and many layers of grief. 

April 28, 2020

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)Research is the path forward in this global pandemic, and CTSI, like organizations around the world, is committed to accelerating these discoveries. 

March 18, 2020

mailto:umncrsc@umn.educoronavirusCTSI services and resources continue to be available, but we have temporarily transitioned to virtual research support and made some changes to how we operate. You can still reach us via phone (612-625-2874) and email at ctsi@umn.edu.  

December 6, 2019

Josh Fehrmann takes on an expanded leadership role as IT Director for CTSI, as well as continuing work as Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) Director. IT and CTMS Director Josh Fehrmann is excited to start serving in his new role while expanding and maintaining strong IT partnerships with CTSI experts to continue the tradition of delivering IT solutions and innovations.

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