University of Minnesota

July 16, 2020

Steve Johnson and Gretchen SiegerCTSI is pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Johnson, PhD, as Scientific Director, CTSI Clinical Informatics Services and Collaborative Science and Gretchen Sieger as Director of Operations, Clinical Informatics Services. 

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.

June 16, 2020

Specimen tubesThe Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS) sunrise plan has been approved and the group has resumed some operations.

June 1, 2020

Glenn Simmons working in his labGlenn Simmons Jr., PhD, is co-leading an effort to test wastewater across Minnesota. This would help scientists and public health officials see how prevalent the virus is in a given community and understand where the virus is spiking or trending downward.

April 28, 2020

Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)Research is the path forward in this global pandemic, and CTSI, like organizations around the world, is committed to accelerating these discoveries. 

April 25, 2020

Person using a tabletIRB-approved COVID-19 studies can now get study participants’ consent using electronic signature, thanks to a recent effort to validate REDCap’s electronic consent (eConsent) capabilities for FDA compliance purposes.

April 21, 2020

Conference attendeesCTSI is helping drive new research and clinical opportunities in ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (UHF MRI), evidenced by a national conference in November that sought to identify the promise of UHF MRI to address unmet clinical needs and confront what’s needed to fully realize the technology’s potential.

March 27, 2020

people working in front of a computerThe University of Minnesota’s Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) co-facilitated a collaborative project aimed at accelerating the research process. The process improvement effort brought together stakeholders from across the University clinical research community and led to the creation of several new ancillary review resources available on the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) website. 

March 18, 2020

mailto:umncrsc@umn.educoronavirusCTSI services and resources continue to be available, but we have temporarily transitioned to virtual research support and made some changes to how we operate. You can still reach us via phone (612-625-2874) and email at ctsi@umn.edu.  

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.

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