CTRS

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 28, 2017

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has hired Kelly McCormick, MBA, as Regulatory Manager. In this new role, Kelly will oversee CTSI’s regulatory services and provide guidance and oversight on research compliance for the Academic Health Center (AHC).

August 4, 2017

Biospecimen collectionCTSI recently debuted lower rates and a more flexible rate structure for University of Minnesota investigators using CTSI’s Biorepository & Laboratory Services (BLS) for collecting, processing, and distributing de-identified human specimens.

March 29, 2017

HCMC researchers Dr. Mark Linzer and Sara PoplauWhat started as a one-off project blossomed into a standing CTSI-HCMC partnership with multiple grants and manuscripts.

HCMC researchers say CTSI’s biostatistical team "transformed" their statistical analysis in a way that helped result in funding, plus biostatisticians are supporting another project that's evaluating a unique Medicaid accountable care organization.

March 6, 2017

CTSI has hired Mahrya Johnson, CCRP, CPT, as the new Clinical Research Manager for the Department of Psychiatry as part of its responsibilities for the department’s clinical research involving human participants.

January 30, 2017

Dr. Cole DrifkaCole Drifka, PhD, recently joined CTSI as Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) Manager. 

In this role, Dr. Drifka will manage and develop a state-of-the-art integrated biorepository to serve the needs of investigators who require access to human specimens for their research.

September 2, 2016

CTSI awards $150,000 in pilot funding for two projects that successfully completed Stage 1 of CTSI's Clinical and Translational Research Services (CTRS) Pilot Funding Program. Projects advancing to Stage 2 will work toward the planning and successful implementation of clinical and intervention pilot studies. 

August 22, 2016

Key invoicing change through the CTR Portal ensures timely and quality assurance for billling of research services. 

June 9, 2016

CTSI new service modelCTSI recently began implementing its new service model for how it supports clinical and translational research studies across the University with the goal of providing enhanced services that better align with researchers’ needs and familiarity with how the clinical research work is performed.

March 7, 2016

Maria Hordinsky“It became clear that if we shifted away from a department-centric research infrastructure to a team approach that engaged CTSI, we could do a better job initiating, executing, and closing out studies.”

- Dr. Maria Hordinsky, Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology. The department has a contract with CTSI that gives them ongoing access to a dedicated clinical research professional. 

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