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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.
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.
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…
Warren McKinney

Former CTSI scholar appointed Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute VP for Equity in Research

Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute (HHRI) announced that Warren McKinney, PhD, has been named HHRI’s VP for Equity in Research. In this role, he also joins the HHRI Board of Directors and the institute’s executive leadership team.…
Three women with a baby stroller at a CTSI scholar reunion

Coaching transforms researchers and institutions

Coaching has proven to be a powerful — if unexpected — force for advancing translational science. It’s certainly helped catalyze the success of the early-career researchers at the University of Minnesota. Ever since CTSI began coaching…
Koushik Paul

Former CTSI scholar addresses health inequities faced by local Native community

Koushik Paul, an alumnus of CTSI’s Pathways to Research Program (PReP) is complementing his education at the University of Minnesota Medical School with hands-on communit
Brooke Cunningham

Former CTSI scholar to lead new, equity-focused Minnesota Department of Health bureau

University of Minnesota faculty member and former CTSI scholar Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD, has been tapped to lead the recently created Health Equity Bureau at the Minnesota Department of Health.

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