M Health

September 25, 2020

Aerial view of crowd connected by linesElectronic health records are painting a detailed picture of COVID-19 testing, infections, and hospitalizations. This statewide effort—which includes CTSI and several healthcare providers—could help identify disparities and inform interventions to improve outcomes for all Minnesotans.

July 14, 2020

Healthcare worker in ICUShortly after healthcare system M Health Fairview converted Bethesda into a COVID-19 hospital, they teamed up with CTSI. Together, the partners built a robust infrastructure for COVID-19 research, pursuing innovative ways to engage Bethesda patients in the research process and optimize the way studies are conducted.

July 7, 2020

Woman holding a cellphoneTo mitigate risk of COVID-19, two University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers are analyzing factors such as race, economic stability, living environment, education, and more to get a more comprehensive, holistic picture of health. This will help the healthcare system better respond to underrepresented, under-resourced patients during the COVID-19 crisis. 

April 6, 2018

Dr. Bruce Blazar, CTSI DirectorCTSI received more than $42.6 million over five years in renewed National Institutes of Health funding through the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program, which aims to accelerate the application of clinical and translational research discoveries to help people live healthier, longer lives

October 30, 2017

Photo of one of the CSC StudyFinder Research Information areas, which integrate research into CSC patients' experience.Last week, research study cards became available for patients and visitors of the University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC)—the newest aspect of the CTSI-led effort to integrate research into clinical care at the CSC—to ultimately increase study participation.

July 28, 2016

Patricia Lenton“Nearly 70 people contacted us to express interest in one of our studies after seeing it on StudyFinder, through virtually no effort on our end. StudyFinder is the most innovative, efficient tool for recruiting participants I’ve used in my 27-year clinical research career.”

- Patricia Lenton, RDH, MA, CCRP, who directs the Oral Health Research Clinic at the University’s School of Dentistry

April 27, 2016

Kimberly DehnCTSI recently hired Kimberly Dehn in the newly developed Research Liaison role at the M Health Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC) where she will provide research information to patients and work to increase patient and staff research awareness.

December 30, 2015

Interior design overview for Clinics and Surgery CenterThe infrastructure to support clinical research in the new Clinics and Surgery Center, slated to open in late February, is taking shape following substantial work by CTSI throughout 2015 that began with a two-day retreat with the CSC development team to map out the research integration process.

November 2, 2015

Clinics and Surgery CenterThe Clinics and Surgery Center “Discovery Experience” includes creating patient awareness about research opportunities at the University through monitors with research messaging and StudyFinder kiosks stationed throughout the building, and includes embedding research into the entire patient experience and workflows, with the ultimate goal of increasing study participation and the number of clinical trials.