T32 scholars and Jayne Fulkerson

Major grants received for CTSI T32 Program

The CTSI T32 Program has received two major grants from the National Institutes of Health. These are five-year awards amounting to more than $4 million total.These awards are linked to the $53.9 million in CTSA funding CTSI received in…
Nicole Tosun, Brian DeVries, Liz Ramey

The rewards of being a research professional

Research professionals have a wide range of roles and responsibilities at the University of Minnesota. In health research and clinical trials, research professionals provide a vital connection between the investigational team that is…
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Mothers Leading Science program welcomes its fifth cohort of researcher-moms

CTSI welcomes the fifth cohort of researcher-moms into Mothers Leading Science, a program created at the University of Minnesota for research-intensive faculty in the health sciences who are raising young children. The yearlong program…
Tenzin Namdul

The trajectory from TL1 scholar to health care leader

Tenzin Namdul, TMD, PhD, was recently appointed Director of the Tibetan Healing Initiative at the Bakken Center for Spirituality and Healing. From 2020 to 2022 he was a postdoctoral scholar in the TRACT TL1 Program at CTSI.
Jayne Fulkerson, David Ingbar, Michelle Lamere, and Megan Larson

CTSI-Ed updates: Co-directors and staff promotions

CTSI is pleased to share that some of its faculty and staff within CTSI’s Research Education, Training, and Career Development (CTSI-Ed) team are taking on expanded responsibilities.
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Study from former KL2 scholar shows metformin lowers the risk of getting long COVID

In a new study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, a team of University of Minnesota researchers found that metformin, a drug commonly used to treat diabetes, prevents the development of long COVID. Former KL2 scholar Carolyn…
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…
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Mothers Leading Science program welcomes ten researcher-moms

CTSI has welcomed the fourth cohort of researcher-moms into Mothers Leading Science, a yearlong career development program for research-intensive faculty in the health sciences who are raising young children. The University of Minnesota…
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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. 
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-…