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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.
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. 

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