Community engagement in research
Stories in the Minnesota Daily and KSTP-TV described how researchers from the University of Minnesota and Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota are teaming up to help Somali children and families better manage Type 1 diabetes.
CTSI recently appointed Kola Okuyemi, MD, MPH, as Director of the K to R01 Transition to Independence Program, a two-year career development program that aims to place junior investigators with K awards further on the path to be competitive for R01 awards.
He will also assist in recruiting scholars from diverse backgrounds and promoting diversity-related activities for CTSI as a whole.
Minnesota House Representative Joe Schomacker and several staff members from the Minnesota House of Representatives’ Higher Education and Health and Human Services Committees toured CTSI’s Community Research Van at the University of Minnesota campus last week.
This year’s Minnesota State Fair will feature several CTSI-supported studies and the StudyFinder kiosk -- all in the University of Minnesota’s Driven to Discover Building.
CTSI has announced the annual winners of the 2015 Community Health Collaborative Grants, which support community-University pilot research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities.
Thanks to CTSI’s Community Research Van, research teams have a new opportunity to conduct health studies out in the community at no cost to them. The mobile health lab is available by request to qualifying studies, and can be taken anywhere in the five-state area.
“Sharing my research with our nation’s policy-makers was a thrilling opportunity, and one that I couldn’t imagine having before I got involved with the Undergraduate Research Program.”
- Undergraduate student and CTSI scholar Jamie Morrissette, on presenting her research to legislators on Capitol Hill.
Eight research collaborations between University researchers and Minnesota-based community organizations will receive funding through CTSI’s Dissemination and Implementation Awards program.
Three Minnesotans -- including two with CTSI connections -- were among the 47 new projects funded through the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute's (PCORI) Pipeline to Proposal Awards program. The program awards funding to build partnerships among patients, other healthcare stakeholders, and researchers who share interest in a particular health issue and a desire to participate in patient-centered outcomes research.
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