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ODAT brings best practices and expertise to OACA funding programs

CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) will now administer the Office of Academic Clinical Affairs’ (OACA) funding programs. 
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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. 
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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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ODAT funds new projects aimed at improving health equity and accessibility

The Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) recently awarded funding to eight new projects that aim to improve health equity and accessibility through the development of new products, services or approaches that can benefit patients at…
Modified tumor extracellular vesicles (mTEVs)

Bolstering the immune system’s power to fight cancer

A revolutionary approach being developed by CTSI grantee Dr. Subbaya Subramanian has the potential to transform the way cancer is treated. More than five years of studies and data suggest it may extend the survival outcomes or completely…
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ODAT supports innovations that address health impacts of COVID-19

In response to the pandemic, CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has selected five UMN innovations related to COVID-19 for the 2020 Translational Grant Program. ODAT utilizes its Translational Grant Program to support the…

Amid COVID, ODAT continues to support human health innovations

In spite of the impact of COVID-19 on operations, University researchers and faculty have continued to innovate and advance promising solutions to improve human health, and the Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) remains committed…

How we're supporting researchers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Research is the path forward in this global pandemic, and CTSI, like organizations around the world, is committed to accelerating these discoveries.  Here are a few ways we’re supporting the promising research coming from the University…
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New RFA: Grants to support early-stage therapeutics with commercialization potential

CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has released a special Request for Applications (RFA) to advance the development of promising early-stage therapeutics. The intention of funding is to better position these projects to be…
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CTSI awards funding to UMN innovations that focus on the unique role of caregivers

Through a targeted funding opportunity, the CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) has selected four UMN projects to receive funding and guidance. Each project will be supported by a cross-disciplinary team, led by ODAT, to…

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