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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.
Elliot Arsoniadis and Thomas Byrd

New Learning Health System scholars named

The Minnesota Learning Health System Mentored Career Development Program (MN-LHS) is welcoming Elliot Arsoniadis and Thomas Byrd into its program in September 2022. 
Mom and two kids

Mothers Leading Science program expands to University of Pittsburgh

Mothers Leading Science was recently adopted by the University of Pittsburgh, making it the first institution outside the University of Minnesota to implement the program as a sister site.
Eva Furrow and team

Poster session with a twist invites loved ones to take the lead

The latest CTSI poster session had a twist. Called the Un-Poster Session, it allowed researchers’ family and friends to get in on the event by taking over the presentation. 
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…
Teenager cooking

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.
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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