Community engagement in research

January 20, 2015

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is now accepting applications for the Community Health Collaborative Grants Program. This funding program supports community-university pilot research projects that address important health issues identified by Minnesota communities

August 4, 2014

Introduction to Urban Health Equity (IUHE) program participantsEach year, medical students, the Center for Health Equity, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute host a three-day program focused on urban health equity for incoming medical students.

June 4, 2014

Lab equipmentWe've all read about exciting health breakthroughs, but how do these discoveries make their way into new treatments, therapies, and tools? In the April issue of Minnesota Health Care News, two members of our leadership team talk about how research is conducted, and detail the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's approach. 

May 27, 2014

Rebecca ShlaferA community-University research team successfully influenced public policy earlier this month, when Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton signed a bill that helps care for pregnant, incarcerated women and their babies.

Dr. Rebecca Shlafer, an assistant professor in the U of M's Department of Pediatrics, and Erica Gerrity of the local nonprofit Everyday Miracles both testified about how the bill could improve health outcomes.

March 13, 2014

Five faculty investigators will be conducting health research at this year's Minnesota State Fair, thanks to grants from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). CTSI awarded a combined $29,908 to U of M researchers through its new Driven to Discover Community Health and Research Grants Program, which supports pilot research and evaluation projects that address health issues facing Minnesotans.

January 14, 2014

U of M and community researchers now have new opportunities to fund their projects, thanks to three Request for Applications from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). CTSI anticipates awarding up to $795,000 in total funding to support as many as 21 research projects aimed at improving human health.

November 25, 2013

Community Research Institute Over the past several weeks, ten local organizations enhanced their capacity to develop research projects that address health issues facing their communities.

October 10, 2013

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota have formed a first-of-its-kind group dedicated to improving the health of Minnesota's children.

On November 16, the group will host the first in a series of Research in Child Health Dinner Forums.

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