Project REACH 2023-24 cohort members

Project REACH 2023-24 cohort aims to advance health equity, access to mental health services, and address racial/cultural disparities for rural communities

Four community leaders from rural Minnesota have been selected as the 2023-2024 cohort for Project REACH (Rural Experts Advancing Community Health), a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Rural Health Program through the Office…
Daniel Chang at ACTS conference

Four TL1 scholars selected for Gold and Blue Ribbon awards at 2023 ACTS Annual Meeting

Abstracts by four University of Minnesota participants in this year’s TL1 program were selected to receive awards at the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, on April 18-20. The…
Members of Team 5 + 1

Northern LITeS 2022-23 cohort shares team projects

The 24 participants in this year’s Leadership for Innovative Team Science at the University of Minnesota (Northern LITeS) presented their group projects on Feb. 3, 2023, at the Campus Club. Northern LITeS is offered through the Clinical…
Brooke Cunningham

Former CTSI scholar to lead Minnesota Department of Health

University of Minnesota faculty member and former CTSI scholar Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, has been named Minnesota health commissioner and will head up the Minnesota Department of Health. Dr. Cunningham completed the CTSI Pre-K Discovery…
Clinics and Surgery Center

Clinics and Surgery Center debuts CTSI-created research training module

Last week, the Clinics and Surgery Center (CSC) launched a research-focused online training module to over 1,000 of its healthcare providers and staff. CTSI created the module in collaboration with M Physicians and Fairview Health Services…
Tou Thao and his family and Robert Straka are seated at a table looking at the camera and smiling.

A stronger dose of community engagement

While in CTSI's A-PReP program, scholar Tou Thao supported the research of Dr. Robert Straka in order to find unique genetic qualities of Hmong communities to help them receive better healthcare.
2022 Mentors of the Year Pamala Jacobson, Robert Straka, and Alik Widge

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: 
David Haynes in a computer lab

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. 
Carolyn Bramante

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-…
Sian Durward-Akhurst and Saydra Wilson

CTSI welcomes two new Pre-K Scholars

Two new University of Minnesota assistant professors recently joined CTSI’s Pre-K Discovery Scholars Program, a two-year career development program for University of Minnesota junior faculty who are underrepresented in medicine.

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