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…
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…
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.
Addressing rural health disparities in Minnesota and beyond
Achieving rural health equity is an ambitious goal, but it’s one that CTSI’s Rural Health Program has been actively chasing since its inception less than two years ago.
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.
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…
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.
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.
Innovating for COVID-19 clinical care and recovery efforts
Shortly after healthcare system M Health Fairview converted Bethesda into a COVID-19 hospital, they teamed up with CTSI. Together, the partners built a robust infrastructure for COVID-19 research, pursuing innovative ways to engage…
Creating customized approaches for communities in the fight against COVID-19
To mitigate risk of COVID-19, two University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers are analyzing factors such as race, economic stability, living environment, education, and more to get a more comprehensive, holistic picture of health. This will…