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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.
The UMN Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment and the Life Sciences is offering a one-day ethics seminar on Sept. 26 from 8:30 am to 4:45 pm at the Hubert H. Humphrey Center. Supported by the National Institutes of Health and the Genome Research Institute, the Nanodiagnostics and Nanotherapeutics: Building Research Ethics & Oversight conference offers an overview of the challenges facing nanomedicine research and human subject protection. Cost is $50. Register here.
Effective July 1, 2013, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) will facilitate scientific assessment of new biomedical research proposals. This assessment may be used to fulfill the scientific review requirement when submitting applications for full committee medical reviews to the Institutional Review Board (IRB).
The University of Minnesota is beginning the process of implementing OnCore® from Forte Research Systems as a single enterprise Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS). The solution will be University-hosted and will support a broad range of clinical research, from the Clinical and Translational Science Institute research units, to cardiology, oncology, public health, pediatric medicine, and other University health-research programs.
The CTSI F & T Pilot Grant Program is for predoctoral and NIH fellowship trainees, and includes up to $16,000 in pilot funds for clinical and translational projects and mentoring.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute announces a Request for Applications for four new training programs with up to $1 million in total funding available to support clinical and translational research career development. Programs are designed to support junior investigators as they build independent research careers.
Applications for all programs are due December 16, 2011 with a start date of March 1, 2012.
The Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Biomedical Informatics team launches UMN Profiles, a web-based tool to help create meaningful connections among the research community in Minnesota and around the world.
The University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is accepting applications for the KL2 Scholars Program, a three-year mentored training program for junior investigators. The program offers 75% salary support, a mentoring team, formal training, and networking opportunities.
The University of Minnesota has been awarded a $51 million Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant is the largest single-institution grant in the history of the University, and will increase community involvement in the research process and the efficiency and speed at which the results of clinical trials translate into new treatments, cures and improved health outcomes. For more information, see the press release.
Since CTSI kicked off its Science Café a year ago, more than 200 faculty, staff and community members have attended six different programs with topics ranging from heart health, to childhood obesity, autism and epilepsy.
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