Efraín Torres and Parker Jenkins

Inventing a low-cost MRI to dramatically expand access

A CTSI grantee has developed a new kind of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that has the potential to change medical care for millions of children.
Doctors with pediatric patient and mother

ODAT-supported technology facilitates patient-doctor communication

Family participation in hospital rounds, when a medical team visits a patient to review the patient’s status and care plan, are an important part of the care regimen. But the timing of rounds changes frequently, oftentimes making it…
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CTSI awards new translational science grants

Funding for translational science pilot projects was part of the grant that was recently awarded to the University of Minnesota’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). The goal of the translational science funding program is…
Applying solution to petri dish

Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics awards three collaborative research grants for 2023

Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce three collaborative research grants totaling $5.82 million through the Minnesota Partnership for Biotechnology and Medical Genomics (MNP). MNP is funded by the State of…
Elias and Jessica

Using telemedicine to better support kids with autism

Families that suspect their child may have autism often find themselves waiting months or even more than a year before they can get a diagnosis. Wait times to receive a diagnosis are often worse for rural families, as there are fewer…
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New roles for ODAT team

Sandra Wells, PhD, who has served as Assistant Director of CTSI’s Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT) since its inception, is stepping into the role of ODAT Director. 
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. 
Collage of 10 CTSI-supported researchers

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. 
A child gets a throat exam in a doctor's office, while their parent holds them.

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…