Community engagement in research

January 10, 2018

three people in a city looking at a tabletCTSI's Office of Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) has awarded funding for three projects through its new funding programs for community members and organizations to develop ideas and partnerships that address health in our communities. 

December 4, 2017

Susan Everson-RoseWhen Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, had an idea that could help heart attack survivors, she turned to CTSI for support making the jump from concept to pilot study to major grant application.

November 30, 2017

Annie Hotop, CTSI Recruitment Center ManagerThe Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has hired Annie Hotop, MS, MA, to lead CTSI recruitment activities designed to support University of Minnesota researchers’ efforts to attract study participants and increase awareness of clinical research opportunities among the broader community.

September 27, 2017

A group of people smile at the cameraCTSI launches Community Engagement Studios, a new model that enables U of M researchers to gather structured feedback from patients, community members, and other stakeholders to benefit their research studies. 

September 27, 2017

Two women talking in a business casual settingCommunity members and organizations interested in developing ideas and partnerships to address health in Minnesota communities now have access to two funding programs through CTSI's Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health that will award up to $7,000 each quarter.

September 26, 2017

Brooke Cunningham, CTSI 2017 Travel Award winnerThe Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and more than 30 research faculty and community judges recognized researchers for outstanding posters and presentations at the annual CTSI Poster Session and Reception held September 20.

April 24, 2017

Dental therapist treats a patient“CTSI’s support of our research has been an important part of our overarching efforts to influence policy decisions, advance the dental therapist profession, and better serve the communities who can benefit the most from these practitioners.”

- Dr. Karl Self, one of the two CTSI-supported University of Minnesota School of Dentistry researchers at the forefront of the emerging dental therapist profession.

January 3, 2017

Healthy kids eating apples outsideA University of Minnesota research team found that early childhood care and education providers are making significant strides in ensuring kids eat healthy food and are physically active

Findings are from a follow-up survey to a 2010 study that was jointly funded by CTSI and the Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

November 20, 2016

Rebecca Shlafer and Katy Kozhimannil“Our CTSI-supported research project didn’t just inform public policy; it led directly to the creation of new legislation,” says Dr. Rebecca Shlafer.

Fellow U of M faculty member Dr. Katy Kozhimannil adds, “CTSI support formalized our University-community partnership, which was critical to our ability to make a nationwide impact with our work."

October 3, 2016

Ricky DeFoe addresses a packed room at Cloquet's Community Forum on Heroin and Opioid Abuse, sharing his experience in losing a daughter to a heroin overdose. Also pictured are co-panelists and Carlton County Drug Abuse Task Force members Richard Colsen, CTSI support enabled Assistant Professor Laura Palombi, PharmD, MPH, and a community task force to hold a CTSI-supported forum on heroin and opioid abuse that successfully rallied a northern Minnesota town.

Dr. Palombi credits CTSI as the "jump-start” that propelled everything forward, including subsequent funding to replicate best practices in other rural communities. 

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