Accelerating discoveries

October 3, 2019

The CTSI Biomedical Informatics Program (BMIP) recently entered into agreements with the School of Dentistry, the Department of Anesthesiology, and the Department of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Division to provide dedicated informatics support.CTSI’s Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core (BPIC) team, which is a part of BMIP, welcomes three new data analysts who will be fully dedicated to serving the clinical data needs of researchers, clinicians and leaders within their assigned areas. 

September 5, 2019

Two clinicians review ultra-high field images using the 7T Terra MRI machine.CTSI and CMRR are announcing a joint conference that will appeal to clinical investigators who currently use or anticipate using ultra-high field imaging in their clinical practice, individuals with interests in the clinical application of ultra-high field imaging, and early career investigators with a dual interest in ultra-high field imaging and the management of a particular clinical problem.

August 20, 2019

Young woman pushes her father in a wheelchair, while he holds a basketballThrough a targeted funding opportunity, the CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation has selected four UMN projects to receive funding and guidance. Congratulations to the awardees!

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.

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.

May 2, 2019

Nearly 80 people attended the Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative event to discover better medical technologies and solutions to help children. Nearly 80 technology innovators, clinicians, investors, academics and members of the medical device industry gathered in April to better understand academic-industry relationship barriers and catalysts for innovation during the fifth annual Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative event.

April 19, 2019

CTSI's online resource for the NIH Study RecordA new online resource, developed by experts in CTSI and the Department of Pediatrics, is now available to University of Minnesota clinical researchers, grant coordinators and others to help them save time when completing the National Institutes of Health Study Record, which is used to collect information on proposed human subjects research, clinical research, and clinical trials.

January 9, 2019

Female scientist in labA sixth cycle of funding is available through a collaboration between CTSI and the Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and in conjunction with the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics for projects that have the potential to be commercialized through the formation of a start-up company or execution of a license agreement with an established commercial entity. 

January 7, 2019

Medical students using devicesEleven pre- and post -doctoral trainees from across the University of Minnesota and Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute have been awarded two-year TL1 research career development awards to improve human health by catalyzing and accelerating the translation of research findings to the community.

September 27, 2018

Child being examined by doctorLetters of Intent for CTSI's Child Health Collaborative Grant Program are now being accepted through November 12. The program is a joint effort between CTSI, the U of M's Department of Pediatrics and Children's Minnesota and supports a collaborative project that addresses an important and unmet child health issue within Minnesota communities. 

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