BMIP

September 25, 2020

Aerial view of crowd connected by linesElectronic health records are painting a detailed picture of COVID-19 testing, infections, and hospitalizations. This statewide effort—which includes CTSI and several healthcare providers—could help identify disparities and inform interventions to improve outcomes for all Minnesotans.

August 19, 2020

COVID-19University of Minnesota researchers can now access high-quality COVID-19 patient data for their research, thanks to CTSI’s new COVID-19 Registry. The registry houses the de-identified electronic medical records of patients who have the virus as well as those with related conditions and symptoms. 

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.

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.

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. 

June 24, 2019

Group meetings are beneficial for experts/functional groups and researchers to fully understand a project, its capabilities, and to have overall, better information to move forward with their component of the study.The Clinical Research Support Center is celebrating many achievements since opening its doors in September and remains steadfast on its focus to identify the appropriate experts and functional groups to support researchers and study teams as they navigate and advance projects through the clinical research process. 

April 8, 2019

Steve Johnson and Pinar Karaca MandicA multidisciplinary team of experts, including those from CTSI, developed an application that recently won a national award for its design that delivers standardized questionnaires to patients and sends the resulting data to doctors. The application also was recently featured in the Star Tribune.

April 3, 2019

Drs. David Vock and Rui ZhangDavid Vock, PhD, who is part of CTSI’s Biostatistical Design and Analysis Center (BDAC), and Rui Zhang, PhD, MS, who is part of CTSI’s Biomedical Informatics Program (BMIP) and serves as the leader of the Natural Language Processing services through the Best Practices Integrated Informatics Collaborative Core, were recently awarded three-year McKnight Presidential Fellowships.

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