Collage of 10 CTSI-supported researchers

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. 
A doctor in PPE

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…
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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…

UMN researcher develops a COVID-19 tracking strategy with underserved communities in mind

To monitor the spread of COVID-19, researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Duluth are turning to an unconventional indicator: sewage.  Glenn Simmons Jr., PhD, is co-leading an effort to test wastewater across…

Streamlining the study path: How comprehensive CTSI support poised a U researcher for success

When Susan Everson-Rose, PhD, MPH, had an idea that could help heart attack survivors, she turned to CTSI for support making the jump from concept to pilot study to major grant application.

How U researchers leveraged internal resources to launch a tech start-up

One of the major challenges faced by technology start-ups is proving the technology can deliver as promised. CoreBiome, an early-stage company offering microbiome analysis services, cleared that hurdle with support from CTSI and several…
Jace Gilbertson accepts the award for best undergraduate poster at CTSI's annual poster session from Dr. Kelvin Lim, the director of his CTSI research training program.

How U faculty mentors are advancing the next generation of health researchers

Three young researchers in our career development programs share how their CTSI mentors are helping them flourish.
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CTSI-supported researchers help shape a national model for dental care aimed at underserved communities

Two University of Minnesota School of Dentistry researchers are at the forefront of an emerging profession that is extending dental care access to rural, underserved Minnesota communities. In 2009, Minnesota became the first state to pass…
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CTSI biostatisticians and HCMC build a partnership that's garnering grant funding and advancing health research

When a Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) research team received their grant critique, it became clear they’d need to strengthen their project’s statistical approach in order to receive funding.  They pulled in biostatisticians from…
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Rare Disease Day 2017: How CTSI is advancing a critical area of research

February 28 marks Rare Disease Day, which aims to increase awareness of rare diseases and disorders.  While each condition affects a relatively small number of people, there are currently between 6,000 and 7,000 rare diseases according to…

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