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Northern LITeS 2022-23 cohort shares team projects

The 24 participants in this year’s Leadership for Innovative Team Science at the University of Minnesota (Northern LITeS) presented their group projects on Feb. 3, 2023, at the Campus Club. Northern LITeS is offered through the Clinical…
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Rare Disease Day is February 28, 2023

Researchers and staff at the University of Minnesota work on a number of fronts to advance research and raise awareness about some of the more than 6,000 identified rare diseases that affect over 300 million people worldwide.1 CTSI staff…
Brooke Cunningham

Former CTSI scholar to lead Minnesota Department of Health

University of Minnesota faculty member and former CTSI scholar Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, has been named Minnesota health commissioner and will head up the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Cunningham completed the CTSI Pre-K Discovery…
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Clinics and Surgery Center debuts CTSI-created research training module

Last week, the Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC) launched a research-focused online training module to over 1,000 of its healthcare providers and staff. CTSI created the module in collaboration with M Physicians and Fairview Health Services…
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Mothers Leading Science program welcomes ten researcher-moms

CTSI has welcomed the fourth cohort of researcher-moms into Mothers Leading Science, a yearlong career development program for research-intensive faculty in the health sciences who are raising young children. The University of Minnesota…
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A stronger dose of community engagement

While in CTSI's A-PReP program, scholar Tou Thao supported the research of Dr. Robert Straka in order to find unique genetic qualities of Hmong communities to help them receive better healthcare.
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CTSI enhances regulatory service structure, promotes staffers

Three members of CTSI’s regulatory support team are filling new roles, as part of structural changes designed to better support investigators in regulatory compliance and adhere to industry best practices. Sydney Viel, MPH, CPH, has been…
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CTSI research on IRB stipulations wins national award

A poster from the Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) featuring new research on a sampling of IRB stipulations earned a Special Recognition Award from the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) at its recent conference. 
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KL2 scholar finds association between diabetes medication and less severe cases of COVID-19

Published in PLOS ONE, a study led by the University of Minnesota Medical School studied adults with type 2 diabetes who were taking metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes medication. Researchers found an association with less severe…
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Study finds feasibility review service leads to better protocols

The University of Minnesota’s feasibility review service improves the quality of human subjects research protocols and better prepares them for IRB approval, according to 

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