University of Minnesota

December 6, 2019

Josh Fehrmann takes on an expanded leadership role as IT Director for CTSI, as well as continuing work as Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) Director. IT and CTMS Director Josh Fehrmann is excited to start serving in his new role while expanding and maintaining strong IT partnerships with CTSI experts to continue the tradition of delivering IT solutions and innovations.

November 4, 2019

Scientist with a blue glove holds up and examines a pillCTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has released a special Request for Applications (RFA) to advance the development of promising early-stage therapeutics. The intention of funding is to better position these projects to be competitive for follow-on funding through other internal or external funding programs and for successful commercialization. Learn more and apply.

October 11, 2019

Learn more from CTSI leadership on what the Clinical Research Support Center offers.Watch a video from CTSI leadership to learn more about how investigators mentor and lead junior faculty to effectively conduct clinical trials, what the CTSI’s Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) does, and what the next generation of the center will look like. 

October 3, 2019

The CTSI Biomedical Informatics Program (BMIP) recently entered into agreements with the School of Dentistry, the Department of Anesthesiology, and the Department of Medicine’s Cardiovascular Division to provide dedicated informatics support.CTSI’s Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core (BPIC) team, which is a part of BMIP, welcomes three new data analysts who will be fully dedicated to serving the clinical data needs of researchers, clinicians and leaders within their assigned areas. 

September 6, 2019

A Pharmacist takes notes at her desk, smiling at the cameraThrough CTSI’s Best Practices Integrated Informatics Core, researchers now have access to IBM MarketScan® data, which can be used as reference material and to support research findings for health-related studies. This project was a collaborative venture with College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, Medical School, and Carlson School of Management, with additional funding support from the Office of Academic and Clinical Affairs.

August 2, 2019

Dr. Tim BeebeDr. Tim Beebe joins Dr. Mickey Eder as co-lead to fulfill CTSI's Community and Collaboration component of the CTSA award. Read more about the expertise and experience Dr. Beebe brings to the role and how he will collaborate with CTSI's Executive and Hub Leadership Teams. 

July 31, 2019

Dr. Melenda Bellin and Dr. Byron VaughnThe Medical Advisors will serve as CTSI ambassadors and liaisons with the health science research community to help investigators succeed. 

July 22, 2019

Dan Knights, PhD, and Pajau Vangay, PhD, MS, work together in a lab.Researchers from the University of Minnesota and community are expanding upon work done during the Immigrant Microbiome Project that was partially funded by CTSI in 2015. The project identified changes in gut microbiomes in immigrant Hmong and Karen women living in Minnesota and Thailand to potentially uncover why there is a shift or decline in their health once immigrants are living in the United States.

July 19, 2019

Christen Ebens, Anne Frosch, and Rene Pierpont, KL2 Scholars for July 2019

CTSI is pleased to welcome three new Scholars into its KL2 Scholar Career Development Program, a structured career development program that focuses on multidisciplinary, translational research.

July 3, 2019

A professional woman facing the camera speaks to another woman at a table with a laptop

The Community Mentorship Training program, launching this month, engages community partners in the design of clinical trials and studies while training KL2 Scholars to work with communities, a necessary step for more equitable and accessible solutions for human health. Learn more about this new program and the inaugural cohort.

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