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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How to develop UMN research protocols

A well-developed protocol is essential for successfully executing a research study.When developing a study protocol, investigators are tasked with describing every aspect of their study and providing just the right level of detail and…
Scott Horsfall

Scott Horsfall named program director of Biorepository and Laboratory Services

Scott Horsfall, MBA, CT (ASCP), has joined CTSI as the program director for Biorepository and Laboratory Services (BLS), bringing a wealth of experience and expertise in clinical administration and laboratory management. 
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CRSC celebrates five years

In the last five years, the Clinical Research Support Center has been dedicated to positioning University of Minnesota research teams for success. The center unites clinical research experts from 20 distinct units across the University and…
Casey Dahl, Vanessa Grams, Sydney Viel

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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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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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…
Psychedelic mushrooms

Study on how magic mushrooms affect the brain clears approvals with CRSC support

What are the odds that a clinical study involving a psychedelic drug gets approved?
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CRSC moving to 717 Delaware, virtual support continues

On Tuesday, July 12, the Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) will move to 717 Delaware, Room 140 (first floor).  The new space reflects the CRSC's shift to virtual support over the past few years, featuring fewer private…