Community engagement in research

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.

July 3, 2019

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The Community Mentorship Training program, launching this month, engages community partners in the design of clinical trials and studies while training KL2 Scholars to work with communities, a necessary step for more equitable and accessible solutions for human health. Learn more about this new program and the inaugural cohort.

July 2, 2019

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CTSI's community engagement function releases a newsletter to connect partners outside the University to community-engaged research. Learn more about this new resource and sign up for the mailing list.

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.

December 20, 2018

People working around a table at nightCTSI has awarded nearly $200,000 in pilot funds to four 18-month collaborative partnerships between University of Minnesota investigators and community organizations to address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities and stimulate high-impact research.

November 2, 2018

Dan Knights and Pajau Vangay in the labA CTSI-supported study recently published in the scientific journal Cell finds evidence that gut microbiota of populations immigrating from Southeast Asia rapidly Westernize after a person’s arrival to the United States. Several media outlets have reported on the findings, including National Public Radio, The AtlanticThe Scientist MagazineStar Tribune, and Yahoo! News. 

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. 

September 17, 2018

CTSI 2018 Poster SessionCTSI recently awarded nearly $10,000 to six Scholars and two community-engaged research teams for outstanding posters and presentations at its annual Poster Session.

July 19, 2018

Group collaboratingLetters of Interest are now being accepted for a CTSI pilot award program that supports community-university research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities.

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