Advancing child health discoveries

September 28, 2016

A child receives medical care at the hospitalCTSI's Pediatric Device Development Award Program, which supports the development of pediatric medica devices to improve pediatric outcomes and quality of life, is expanding to now accepting applications continuously throughout the year.

August 1, 2016

Drs. Caspi and CutlerResearchers from the University of Minnesota and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are collaborating on a study that explores a new approach for connecting food insecure families with food and nutrition resources, thanks to funding from CTSI, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, and the University’s Department of Pediatrics.

July 27, 2016

Andrew BarnesDepartment of Pediatrics Assistant Professor Andrew Barnes, MD, MPH, will represent the University of Minnesota’s CTSI as part of the Child Health Research Acceleration thru Multi-site Planning (CHAMP) program, an effort within the Clinical and Translational Science Award network.

June 7, 2016

The new Community Discovery Program for Child Health Innovation program is now soliciting public input about a challenge or experience related to children’s hospital stays, health conditions, or home health care that might be improved through the development of new medical device solutions.

April 28, 2016

Bob Kroslowitz speaking to a crowdCTSI, the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC), and its academic partner, Philadelphia Pediatric Medical Device Consortium (PPDC), hosted more than 70 industry and faculty researchers at an inaugural Pediatric Device Breakthrough Collaborative event earlier this month.

March 25, 2016

Grantee spotlight: Aaron Kelly“Initial funding from CTSI led to a nearly three-million-dollar NIH grant to advance our research. CTSI’s support enabled us to demonstrate the effectiveness of the treatment we’re investigating, and that further studies on the topic could be feasible, particularly in terms of attracting enough research participants.”

- Dr. Aaron Kelly discussing his research with Children’s Hospital collaborator Dr. Jennifer Abuzzahab, to advance research that has revealed a promising way to help adolescents with severe obesity 

January 25, 2016

Gweneth FisherStar Tribune story features CTSI-funded group's innovative approach for getting pediatric medical devices to markets.

This year the group of volunteers will award grants, start offering access to a new tech incubator, and launch a program that solicits public input about child health needs and device ideas.

December 22, 2015

CTSI, in partnership with the University’s Department of Pediatrics and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, is now accepting applications for its second cycle of the Child Health Collaborative Grant Awards. The groups teamed up in 2014 to create this grant program as part of a broader effort to support research partnerships among community and University child health researchers.

December 3, 2015

CTSI and the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium (PDIC) have announced the 2015 awardees of its Pediatric Medical Device Translational Grant Program that supports the development of pediatric medical devices with the ultimate goal of improving pediatric patient outcomes and quality of life through technology-driven medical solutions. 

October 29, 2015

Dr. WozniakA 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.

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