News & Events


The HRPP Quality Assurance Program

Participants will learn about the mission and scope of the Human Research Protection Program's (HRPP) Quality Assurance (QA) program, and activities related to investigator performance, among other topics.

It will be broadcast live via Zoom.

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Food Matters for Health Professionals

Co-taught by a physician and chef/culinary nutrition educator, Food Matters will cover the role of food, lifestyle, and cooking in preventative health and wellbeing.

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The Minnesota Scapula Course

Hosted in cooperation with the North American Scapula Consortium (NASCon), this conference will equip surgeons with the knowledge and surgical skills to operate on most scapula fractures they will encounter in practice.

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Histology Services now offered by The Oral Pathology Laboratory

The Oral Pathology Laboratory now offers histology services to researchers in support of the University's Drive to Discover! Laboratory staff can help ensure that proper fixation, processing, and staining of specimens leads to useful and reliable data. Call 612-626-6424 or email

CTSI welcomes 19 students to its summer research training programs

CTSI has accepted 19 undergraduate and professional health science students from across MN into its 2019 summer research training programs. It will provide Scholars, many from populations underrepresented in research, with knowledge, skills, and experience in translational science research.

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Study exploring effects of racism, discrimination on children begins

Researchers from the University of Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota are collaborating on a study that explores the effects of racism and discrimination on children’s health and development, thanks to funding from CTSI, Children’s Minnesota, and the University’s Department of Pediatrics.

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Two UMN research projects benefit from CTSI’s CTRS Pilot Funding

CTSI's Clinical and Translational Research Services (CTRS) group announced its grantees for stage one of its two-stage pilot funding program available to full-time University of Minnesota faculty for the planning and successful implementation of clinical interventional pilot studies.

CTSI welcomes latest Scholar to junior faculty research program

Glenn E. Simmons Jr., PhD, Department of Biomedical Sciences at the UMN Medical School Duluth, joins CTSI's Pre-K Discovery Scholars Program beginning July 1. His pilot project will study the "Development of a novel lung cancer screening assay for high-risk patient populations."

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Inaugural cohort of faculty, academic leaders join CTSI’s Northern LITeS

CTSI welcomes 28 faculty and academic leaders from across UMN health sciences to the Northern LITeS: Leadership for Innovative Team Science program that aims to further leadership skills and promote team science among senior faculty.

Northern LITeS

CTSI-supported project tackles pediatric dental anxiety

A project that was initially funded through the Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium’s Community Discovery Program for Child Health Innovation -- managed by CTSI's Office of Discovery and Translation-- created a prototype of a solution to ease kids' dental fears and has led to a startup company.

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CTSI-supported project wins award to help patients report health outcomes

A multidisciplinary team of experts, including those from CTSI, developed an application that recently won a national award for its design that delivers standardized questionnaires to patients and sends the resulting data to doctors.

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Letter of Intent Released: K-R01 Transition to Independence Program

CTSI is now accepting Letters of Intent for its two-year K-R01 Transition to Independence Program that aims to place junior investigators with K awards conducting clinical and translational research further on the path toward R01 awards. LOI submissions are due online by Noon, Wednesday, May 22.

CDC awards $1.3 million for big data program with School of Nursing

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) $1.3 million three-year contract to develop school nurse-led system to conduct active national surveillance for students who are chronically absent.