The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) was founded in 2008 by Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, as a statewide institute supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

The Indiana CTSI is a research partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and numerous life sciences businesses and community organizations. The Indiana CTSI engages with the public at every level of research from basic science to patient care.

The institute’s mission is to bring together Indiana’s brightest minds to solve the state’s most pressing health challenges. The institute envisions an Indiana that is one of the nation’s healthiest states.

Dr. Anantha Shekhar leads Indiana University School of Medicine’s research enterprise. He is the Associate Vice President for University Clinical Affairs at Indiana University, Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs for Clinical Research at IU Health, August M. Watanabe Professor of Medical Research, and Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Pharmacology and Toxicology at IU School of Medicine.