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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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ODAT brings best practices and expertise to OACA funding programs

CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) will now administer the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs’ (OACA) funding programs. 
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CTSI recognizes three University professors for outstanding mentorship

At CTSI's Translational Science Symposium & Poster Session on Sept. 15, CTSI bestowed awards on outstanding research mentors: 
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Three University-community grantee teams to address local health equity

The Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) office has named three new collaborative teams as recipients of the Community Partnership Grant. 
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Radical listening to reduce stroke disparities

Black Americans are twice as likely to experience a stroke and face worse outcomes compared to their white peers. But a new project is working to change that. The CTSI-supported study aims to train “stroke champions” who can educate the…
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Changing healthcare one neighbor at a time

The social determinants of health — the conditions in which a person lives, learns, works, and plays — account for 80 percent of health outcomes, but they’re almost never used in medical care. 
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COVID-19 clinical trial from KL2 scholar Carolyn Bramante suggests effective treatment

CTSI KL2 scholar Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH, led the nation’s first study on whether metformin, fluvoxamine, and ivermectin, or their combinations could serve as possible treatments to prevent ER visits or hospitalization, as well as Long-…

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