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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…
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StudyFinder enhancements to help Minnesotans find UMN research opportunities

Minnesotans now have an easier way to find clinical trials and other health research studies at the University of Minnesota, thanks to enhancements to StudyFinder.
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Feasibility review process wins SOCRA award

A University of Minnesota feasibility review support service recently received special recognition from the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) at the 2020 SOCRA Conference. 
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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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Video: CTSI leadership shares the vision and benefits of the CRSC to clinical researchers

The Office of Academic Clinical Affairs recently visited with Bruce Blazar, MD, Director of CTSI and Daniel Weisdorf, MD, Deputy Director of CTSI to learn more about how investigators mentor junior faculty to effectively conduct clinical…
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Immigrant Microbiome Project brings community together

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and community are expanding upon work done during the Immigrant Microbiome Project that was partially funded by CTSI in 2015. The project identified changes in gut microbiomes in Southeast Asia…
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CTSI recognizes the work of clinical research professionals, researchers through Clinical Trials Day

The first documented clinical trial took place May 20, 1747 aboard the HMS Salisbury, a 50-gun ship in charge of patrolling the English Channel. Scottish physician and the ship’s appointed surgeon, James Lind, tested a theory about why…
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CTSI-supported study finds immigration to the United States changes a person’s microbiome

In a study partially funded by CTSI and recently published in the scientific journal Cell, University of Minnesota researchers Dan Knights and Pajau Vangay, and researchers at Somali, Latino, and Hmong Partnership for Health and Wellness (…
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Clinical Research Support Center opening marks beginning of exciting journey

More than 100 visitors attended the Clinical Research Support Center Open House to help celebrate the new center’s grand opening Sept. 4 despite the rain.  Attendees networked with colleagues, enjoyed refreshments, and learned more about…
Annie Hotop

CTSI hires Recruitment Center Manager to build upon its efforts to attract study participants

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) has hired Annie Hotop, MS, MA, to lead CTSI recruitment activities. As Recruitment Center Manager, Annie will oversee initiatives designed to support University of Minnesota…

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