10 years: Clinical and Translational Science Institute

CTSI celebrates 10 years

For 10 years, CTSI has been accelerating discovery toward better health. To do this, CTSI is training the research workforce, streamlining methods and processes, engaging communities and stakeholders, and contributing unique UMN resources to the nationwide Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) network.

Researchers across UMN benefit from the breadth of the CTSI. Funding helps jump-start promising studies, while research education and training programs serve investigators, research support staff, trainees, and students. Plus, CTSI’s expert staff guide investigators and study teams on protocols, regulatory requirements, informatics, biostatistics, financial management, recruitment, and more—all to accelerate and improve clinical research at the U.

Life-changing impacts

CTSI has been a powerful force for positive change, as Jakub Tolar, MD, PhD, Dean of the Medical School and Vice President for Clinical Affairs explains:

“By building a cohesive research infrastructure, CTSI created a smoother path to breakthroughs, treatments, and real-world outcomes. This has catalyzed the success of many individual researchers and our institution as a whole. And the institute has touched countless lives, from the next generation of investigators trained through its scholar programs to the patients and communities who benefit from life-changing innovations.”

Celebrating a decade

Highlights of CTSI’s high-impact first decade include:

“Ten years ago, our ambitious vision for advancing research only existed on paper,” says Bruce Blazar, MD, the director of CTSI and PI of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). “And today we’re improving the lives of so many. I’m incredibly proud of who we’ve become.”

See all the highlights in this video capturing CTSI’s first 10 years:

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