Working with CTSI
CTSI’s Biological Materials Procurement Network (BioNet), which is part of CTSI's Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS), recently installed new equipment and expanded its technicians’ certifications to continue to provide University researchers with the most current and comprehensive tissue procurement, histology and Immunohistochemistry, and digital imaging services available at the University.
CTSI biostatisticians will be available for walk-in consultations, thanks to new, regular office hours from CTSI’s Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center. Office hour visits are available at no cost to researchers; no appointment necessary.
CTSI is providing funding and support to Associate Professor Dr. Valerie Pierre, who envisions a cheap, easy-to-use diagnostic tool that could provide a faster way to diagnose bacterial infections.
Initial funding, guidance, and support from CTSI proved such a tool could be feasible, and a subsequent award that’s co-administered by CTSI is now enabling her to develop a prototype.
“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.
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.
Study participants at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute’s Delaware Clinical Research Unit will encounter reduced parking spaces at the 717 building starting later this week and through the fall as the building is prepped for its new roof.
Beginning Thursday morning and ending Friday, the C11 parking lot—available to research study participants—will be restriped to accommodate construction staging for the building’s upcoming roof replacement.
“The Undergraduate Research Program was a springboard into my research career. I gained a strong understanding of how to conduct public health studies, along with a mindset that’s focused on making a real-world impact with research.”
- Sudip Bhandari, Undergraduate Research Program (URP) scholar
BioNet has unveiled a convenient new request process to enable researchers to request BioNet registration and services through the CTR Portal, a web-based system from CTSI that enables research teams to request research services.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute will implement a new, simpler rate structure for investigators using CTSI's clinical research facilities and support staff, effective Jan. 1, 2015. Rather than paying for each procedure, research teams will pay a simple, hourly rate in 15-minute increments.
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