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Reimagining how to engage immigrant communities on health issues

From the outside, it looked like a Zumba class. Smiling women in headscarves clapped and danced while upbeat music blared. Scattered among them were University of Minnesota researchers and community healthcare workers, jamming along. 
Rural Health Program

Addressing rural health disparities in Minnesota and beyond

Achieving rural health equity is an ambitious goal, but it’s one that CTSI’s Rural Health Program has been actively chasing since its inception less than two years ago. 
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Grants awarded to four community-University research teams

Four collaborative teams of Minnesota-based community organizations and University of Minnesota researchers have received funding for their research. They’re the inaugural recipients of the Community Partnership Grant and will receive up…
Jeanna Kujava, Jodi Tervo Roberts, Erin Schwab

Announcing the Project REACH 2022–23 cohort

Three community leaders from rural Minnesota have been selected as the 2022-2023 cohort for Project REACH (Rural Experts Advancing Community Health), a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Program through the Office…
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New food insecurity research now shaping clinical care, thanks to CTSI TL1 scholar and PhD student

Food insecurity affects young people in unique ways, according to new research from Laura Hooper, a University of Minnesota doctoral candidate and scholar in CTSI’s Translational Research and Career Training Program (TRACT) TL1 program.
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CTSI post-doc’s research reveals challenges rural hospitals face in obstetrics care

Research from Bridget Basile Ibrahim, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, a fellow in CTSI’s Rural Health Equity Postdoctoral Program
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Youth-led solutions for teen parents and parents-to-be experiencing homelessness

A youth shelter and University of Minnesota researchers teamed up to address the unmet needs of pregnant or parenting teens who are also facing homelessness. This vulnerable group often slips through the cracks of social services, finding…
Megan Hoffman

Megan Hoffman to direct CTSI’s research training and participant engagement efforts

Megan Hoffman, MA, has been named Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Program Director of Research Training and Participant Engagement. In this new role, Megan will provide leadership for two major CTSI programs focusing…
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Four University-community grantee teams will address local health equity

The Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) office welcomes four new collaborative teams as recipients of the Community Health Collaborative Pilot grant. 
Warren McKinney

Former CTSI scholar appointed Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute VP for Equity in Research

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) announced that Warren McKinney, PhD, has been named HHRI’s VP for Equity in Research. In this role, he also joins the HHRI Board of Directors and the institute’s executive leadership team.…

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