Sarah Hoffman and Stephanie Misono
Sarah Hoffman and Stephanie Misono

UMN investigators receive CTSI funding for clinical pilot studies

Two University of Minnesota faculty have been awarded $50,000 each to prepare and implement clinical pilot studies. 

CTSI’s Clinical Translational Research Services (CTRS) Pilot Funding Program program will fund projects in two stages:

  • Stage I: Assemble a study team, prepare an IRB application, and secure regulatory approval. 
  • Stage II: Implement and complete the proposed prospective pilot clinical trial. 


Sarah Hoffman, PhD

School of Nursing, Population Health and Systems Cooperative
Project title: A family-based mindfulness-based intervention to address intergenerational trauma in war-affected families

Stephanie Misono, MD, MPH

Medical School, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
Project title: Vibrotactile stimulation of the larynx to treat unexplained chronic cough