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CRSC celebrates five years

In the last five years, the Clinical Research Support Center has been dedicated to positioning University of Minnesota research teams for success. The center unites clinical research experts from 20 distinct units across the University and…
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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…
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The drive to thrive: How a CTSI fellow is helping rural seniors flourish in longevity

At first, it seems like a perfectly ordinary exercise class. Three times a week, a group of seniors meet for an hour inside a church gym on the Iron Range, the narrow strips of land that trace ore deposits along Lake Superior. It’s hardly…
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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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Rare Disease Day is February 28, 2023

Researchers and staff at the University of Minnesota work on a number of fronts to advance research and raise awareness about some of the more than 6,000 identified rare diseases that affect over 300 million people worldwide.1 CTSI staff…
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A stronger dose of community engagement

While in CTSI's A-PReP program, scholar Tou Thao supported the research of Dr. Robert Straka in order to find unique genetic qualities of Hmong communities to help them receive better healthcare.
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KL2 scholar finds association between diabetes medication and less severe cases of COVID-19

Published in PLOS ONE, a study led by the University of Minnesota Medical School studied adults with type 2 diabetes who were taking metformin, a commonly prescribed diabetes medication. Researchers found an association with less severe…
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Study finds feasibility review service leads to better protocols

The University of Minnesota’s feasibility review service improves the quality of human subjects research protocols and better prepares them for IRB approval, according to 
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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. 
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Radical listening to reduce stroke disparities

Black Americans are twice as likely to experience a stroke and face worse outcomes compared to their white peers. But a new project is working to change that. The CTSI-supported study aims to train “stroke champions” who can educate the…

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