People dancing

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. 

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…
A young mother holding her infant child, standing in front of a tree-lined path outdoors. Both mother and child are smiling and the mother is facing the camera.

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…
Women in a meeting room

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. 
Three women with a baby stroller at a CTSI scholar reunion

Coaching transforms researchers and institutions

Coaching has proven to be a powerful — if unexpected — force for advancing translational science. It’s certainly helped catalyze the success of the early-career researchers at the University of Minnesota. Ever since CTSI began coaching…
Koushik Paul

Former CTSI scholar addresses health inequities faced by local Native community

Koushik Paul, an alumnus of CTSI’s Pathways to Research Program (PReP) is complementing his education at the University of Minnesota Medical School with hands-on communit
A screenshot of the Power of Partnerships live webinar, showing panelists' headshots, from 2022

2022 Power of Partnerships: Racism in the Healthcare Setting

The 2022 Power of Partnerships event brought together University of Minnesota (UMN) and community researchers to address the topic, “Racism in the Healthcare Setting.” 
Clarence Jones

Recognizing Clarence Jones for CEARCH Management Council Service 2017-2021

At the end of 2021, Clarence Jones, MEd, ended his tenure with the CEARCH Management Council, which helps shape the way CTSI engages the broader community in University of Minnesota research. Clarence will continue serving on CTSI’s Hub…
Collage of 10 CTSI-supported researchers

Meet 10 UMN researchers who are accelerating discoveries toward better health

To celebrate CTSI’s 10th anniversary, we’re highlighting 10 researchers who are fulfilling our mission of accelerating discoveries toward better health. 

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