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Twenty-six students join CTSI's summer research training programs

CTSI welcomes 11 undergraduate and 15 graduate and professional health sciences students to its 2024 PReP and A-PReP summer research training programs.
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Announcing the Project REACH 2024-25 cohort

Six community leaders from rural Minnesota have been selected as the 2024-2025 cohort for Project REACH (Rural Experts Advancing Community Health), a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Program through the Office…
Nicole Tosun, Brian DeVries, Liz Ramey

The rewards of being a research professional

Research professionals have a wide range of roles and responsibilities at the University of Minnesota. In health research and clinical trials, research professionals provide a vital connection between the investigational team that is…
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Study from former KL2 scholar finds metformin reduces COVID-19 viral load, viral rebound

A team of University of Minnesota researchers found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, can decrease the amount of COVID-19 virus in the body and lower the chances of the virus coming back strongly after initial…
Dr. Rachel Hardeman

Dr. Rachel Hardeman honored by TIME

Congratulations to Rachel Hardeman, PhD, who was named to the 2024 TIME100, its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. The list recognizes the impact, innovation, and achievement of the world’s most influential…
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Training module on equity-grounded community-engaged research now available

People interested in forging high-impact community-academic research partnerships have a new, free training module designed to help them do just that. The module, “Building a foundation for community-engaged research,” focuses on what…
Angelica Koch

CTSI welcomes Dr. Angelica Koch, CEARCH Assistant Director

Angelica Koch, DrPH, has joined CTSI as Assistant Director of our Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) team. In this role, she’ll develop, lead, and sustain community-engaged research initiatives,…
Efraín Torres and Parker Jenkins

Inventing a low-cost MRI to dramatically expand access

A CTSI grantee has developed a new kind of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that has the potential to change medical care for millions of children.
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ODAT-supported technology facilitates patient-doctor communication

Family participation in hospital rounds, when a medical team visits a patient to review the patient’s status and care plan, are an important part of the care regimen. But the timing of rounds changes frequently, oftentimes making it…
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CTSI part of team studying follow-up of infants with CMV infections

Several CTSI colleagues are conducting a longitudinal congenital cytomegalovirus (cCMV) study on the heels of Minnesota becoming the first U.S. state to screen all newborns for the infection. The team recently received $1.51 million from…