October 4, 2018
Notre Dame to Host Indiana CTSI Retreat on October 26
By Brandi Klingerman
Researchers and the public are invited to attend the annual Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) retreat at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. The event will take place at Notre Dame’s McCourtney Hall on Friday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. EDT.
The retreat will be held in McCourtney Hall, the new 220,000 square foot building dedicated to research in the molecular sciences and engineering. (Courtesy of Notre Dame)
“The upcoming Indiana CTSI retreat offers an important opportunity for researchers across the state to come together and discuss their newest, most innovative ideas for...
August 27, 2018
CTSI-Supported Researchers Helping Veterans with PTSD
Dr. Maggie O’Haire of Purdue University and Jason Snodgrass of K9s For Warriors (Photo courtesy of ConsumerAdvocate.org)
The work of Indiana CTSI-supported researchers was recently highlighted in a ConsumerAdvocate.org story about the K9s For Warriors program, which recently partnered with Purdue University to study the effectiveness of service dogs as a complementary treatment for military members and veterans who suffer from PTSD.
The study was led by Purdue’s Maggie O’Haire, PhD, an assistant professor of human-animal interaction in the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine, and Kerri Rodriguez, a human-animal interaction graduate student in the school. Dr. O’Haire is a 2016-2018 recipient of the Indiana...
August 15, 2018
CTSI Welcomes New Associate Director for Technology and Innovation
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s (CTSI) expert leadership team is growing, mostly recently with the addition of prolific regenerative medicine researcher Chandan Sen, PhD.
Chandan Sen, PhD (Photo by IU School of Medicine)
Dr. Sen was recently recruited to IU School of Medicine from The Ohio State University. At IU, he will serve as inaugural director of the Indiana Center for Regenerative Medicine and Engineering effective August 15. Dr. Sen brings with him more than $10 million in research grants and a team of more than 30 scientists and staff who will study how to tap into the power of regenerative...
August 15, 2018
CTSI to Provide Support for Researchers’ Use of New Mobile Study Tool
Are you a researcher looking to further streamline your study’s design and collect more objective and multi-dimensional data from study participants?
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) has opened a new RFA for funding to use a new research tool from the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute (IBRI) and MavenSphere Inc. called DigiBiomarkers.
DigiBiomarkers is a HIPAA-compliant, cloud-based mobile and web application platform for researchers that aims to collect real-time, continuous and objective digital data from study participants. The platform provides a user-friendly clinical study management tool kit that researchers can use to customize their studies. DigiBiomarkers also automates a...
August 15, 2018
We Can Help: NIH Single Institutional Review Board Policy for Multi-Site Research
NIH funding deadlines are coming up, so it’s important to make sure you’re aware of new research policy guidelines.
Indiana CTSI and IU Human Subjects Office staff (left to right): Christine Caldwell, Ryan Ballard and Amy Waltz.
Applications for human subjects research that will conduct the same protocol at multiple institutions must include a plan for compliance with the Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board (IRB) for Multi-Site Research.
The policy requires a single IRB to provide review for all sites.
If you are working on a grant application that is subject to the policy, please contact Indiana...
August 2, 2018
Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting to Celebrate 10 Years, Focus on Gene Therapy Research
Faculty and staff researchers, students and the public are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) at its 2018 Annual Meeting on Friday, September 14, at Hine Hall on the IUPUI campus in Indianapolis.
Researchers present posters at the Indiana CTSI’s 2017 Annual Meeting.
Founded in 2008, the Indiana CTSI brings together the state’s brightest minds to solve Indiana’s most pressing health challenges through research. The institute is a statewide partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University, the University of Notre Dame and numerous life sciences businesses, government entities and community organizations.
This year’s Annual...
August 2, 2018
Indiana CTSI to Host Mock Study Section at National Translational Science Conference
By Ashlynn Neumeyer:
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) will host the Association for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ACTS) Mock Study Section for the next three years, debuting in March 2019. The goal of the ACTS meeting is to support and advance translational science, or the translation of research and discoveries in the lab into therapies and solutions that improve human health.
The Mock Study Section is a formal workshop that replicates for participants the review process for how the National Institutes of Health (NIH) decides which grant applications will be funded. During the event, scientific review officers and...
June 29, 2018
CTSI Director to Discuss Grant Renewal on Inside Indiana Business TV
Indiana CTSI Director Anantha Shekhar is interviewed by Barbara Lewis on Inside Indiana Business TV. (Photo courtesy of Inside Indiana Business)
Indiana CTSI Director Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, will discuss the CTSI’s recent $33 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and what it means for the health of Indiana residents this weekend on Inside Indiana Business TV.
Inside Indiana Business TV will air 7:30 p.m. Friday on WFYI (PBS) Channel 20 and 11 a.m. Sunday on WTHR (NBC) Channel 13. Visit the program’s website to find out where the show can be seen...
June 27, 2018
Research by CTSI-Supported Investigator Has Led to First-in-Human Clinical Trial
Milan Radovich, PhD
Early research by Indiana University School of Medicine’s Milan Radovich, PhD, whose work was supported by the Indiana CTSI, has led to the launch of a first-in-human clinical trial that aims to treat an aggressive type of breast cancer.
Dr. Radovich, who is now an assistant professor in the IU School of Medicine’s Department of Surgery, received a Pre-doctoral (TL1) Award from the Indiana CTSI in 2010-2011 for his research project titled “Novel targets in triple negative breast cancer.”
He says that research has informed the clinical trial going on now, which is using precision medicine to target multiple genetic culprits...
June 21, 2018
CTSI Kicks Off Summer Research Program for Area High School Students
By Ashlynnn Neumeyer:
Summer is here and that means we again welcome central Indiana high school students to research labs in Indianapolis for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s (CTSI) Project STEM summer research program, which includes Indianapolis Project STEM, Indianapolis Project SEED and the Future Scientists Program.
2018 Project STEM program staff, participants, and their families at a recent kick-off meeting. (Andrea Zeek/Indiana CTSI photo)
This year, the program is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the American Chemical Society starting the national Project SEED program in 1968, and the 45th anniversary of the beginning of the Indianapolis program at IU...