Community engagement in research

August 21, 2015

Kola OkuyemiCTSI 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.

August 20, 2015

CTSI Community Research VanMinnesota 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.

August 8, 2015

Driven to Discover Building at the Minnesota State FairThis 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. 

July 21, 2015

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. 

July 20, 2015

CTSI Community Research VanThanks 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.

July 16, 2015

Former scholar Jamie Morrissette (shown with Senator Amy Klobuchar) presents her research project on Capitol Hill.“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.

July 7, 2015

Eight research collaborations between University researchers and Minnesota-based community organizations will receive funding through CTSI’s Dissemination and Implementation Awards program.

June 13, 2015

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.

June 5, 2015

Milton "Mickey" EderMilton "Mickey" Eder, PhD, a Family Medicine and Community Health research faculty member, has been named the CTSI Associate Director for Populations and Community Engagement (PCE). Dr. Eder joined the University of Minnesota's Family Medicine and Community Health research faculty in 2014 to conduct translational and primary care practice-based research.

April 15, 2015

CTSI team member and School of Public Health Professor Kathleen Call, PhD, has received the University of Minnesota President's Community-Engaged Faculty Scholar Award.

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