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- September 14, 2022
Black Americans are twice as likely to experience a stroke and face worse outcomes compared to their white peers. But a new project supported by the University of Minnesota CTSA is working to change that. The community-engaged research study started with focus groups and is now turning its attention to training “stroke champions” who can educate the rest of their community. Niloufar Hadidi, PhD
- September 09, 2022
Mothers Leading Science was recently adopted by the University of Pittsburgh, making it the first institution outside the University of Minnesota to implement the program as a sister site. Established by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Minnesota in 2018, Mothers Leading Science is a yearlong career development program for research-intensive faculty in the
- August 22, 2022
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. “So much affects health outcomes beyond what happens at a medical facility, such as education, access to transportation, financial stability, and more,” says David Haynes, PhD, an Assistant Professor in the
- August 19, 2022
CTSI KL2 scholar Carolyn Bramante, MD, MPH, led the nation’s first study on whether metformin, fluvoxamine, and ivermectin, or their combinations could serve as possible treatments to prevent ER visits or hospitalization, as well as Long-COVID. Yesterday, the New England Journal of Medicine published the results of the clinical trial. “Our trial suggests that metformin may reduce the likelihood of
- July 29, 2022
The latest poster session at the University of Minnesota CTSA had a twist. Called the Un-Poster Session, it allowed researchers’ family and friends to get in on the event by taking over the presentation. Unlike traditional poster sessions, children or partners of current and former scholars in the UMN Clinical and Translational Science Institute's professional development programs got to present
- July 21, 2022
An NCATS-supported Science Café project has been reimagining how to engage immigrant and refugee communities on health issues. Over the past few years, the University of Minnesota CTSA partnered with Minneapolis’ Karen, Somali, and Spanish language communities to hold 18 Science Cafés on health topics ranging from vaccinations and exercise to navigating the healthcare system. While Science Cafés
- June 29, 2022
Research from Bridget Basile Ibrahim, PhD, MA, FNP-BC, a fellow in CTSI’s Rural Health Equity Postdoctoral Program, found that rural hospital administrators often try to provide obstetrics care despite not having enough births to keep units profitable. Findings were published in JAMA Health Forum. The study noted that hospital administrators estimated that their hospitals need an average of 200
- June 03, 2022
A youth shelter and University of Minnesota researchers teamed up to address the unmet needs of pregnant or parenting teens who are also facing homelessness. This vulnerable group often slips through the cracks of social services, finding themselves both ineligible for shelter and with few healthcare resources to meet their unique needs. Janna Gewirtz O'Brien, MD, MPH, an Assistant Professor at
- March 13, 2022
Koushik Paul — an alumnus of the University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Pathways to Research Program (PReP) — is complementing his education at the University's Medical School with hands-on community engagement work. Paul and collaborators facilitate health fairs and roundtable discussions in partnership with the Little Earth community, an indigenous preference
- -University of Minnesota Twin CitiesThe virtual imaging workshop features an interactive format in which participants will experience real-time scanning of the knee at 7T and access to University of Minnesota imaging experts. The workshop will appeal to: Clinical investigators who currently use or anticipate using UHF imaging in their clinical practice MRI technologists who are interested in learning about knee imaging strategies at
- August 13, 2021Researchers from the University of Minnesota Medical School are collaborating with the Mayo Clinic to test the use of a senolytic therapy against COVID-19. The therapy targets the fundamental biology of aging. Initial findings, published June 8 in Science, suggest that using drugs to clear out older, damaged cells could reduce the inflammation and immune system overreaction that leads to severe or
- July 18, 2021
With funding from CTSI, University of Minnesota researchers worked with local Indigenous community partners to develop evidence-based and culturally appropriate COVID-19 resources, creating three distinct fact sheets on staying healthy and staying connected during the pandemic. The project, “Helping Indigenous communities stay connected in light of COVID-19,” was conducted by the Memory Keepers
- October 13, 2020
An award-winning smartphone app spearheaded by the University of Minnesota integrates a patient’s responses with the healthcare provider’s electronic health records (EHR) system.
- September 28, 2020
Electronic health records are painting a detailed picture of COVID-19 testing, infections, and hospitalizations. This statewide effort—which includes CTSI and several healthcare providers—could help identify disparities and inform interventions to improve outcomes for all Minnesotans.
- August 24, 2020
Accelerating research has become more important than ever in the face of a global pandemic. By creating a model that meets the need for speed, the University of Minnesota can hasten the development of therapeutics—not just for one candidate, but for COVID-19 treatments being developed across UMN.
- April 21, 2020CTSA members are helping drive new research and clinical opportunities in ultra-high field magnetic resonance imaging (UHF MRI), evidenced by a November conference on the topic for the national CTSA community hosted by the University of Minnesota.
- April 19, 2019
The UMN CTSI-developed resource brings together information that is otherwise found in multiple websites, blogs, and email communications from NIH to help investigators, grant coordinators and others save time when completing the NIH Study Record for proposed human subjects research, clinical research, and clinical trials. It is a curated collection of NIH instructions that take applicants step-by