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 IUPUI 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 Meeting will mark the Indiana...
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...
June 21, 2018
State Lawmakers Show Support for Indiana CTSI
Thank you to Indiana legislators Rep. Susan Brooks, Rep. André Carson, Sen. Joe Donnelly and Sen. Todd Young, who all wrote letters in support of the important work being done through our Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI).
The Indiana CTSI recently received $33 million in renewed funding from the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to aid us in our goal of improving health in Indiana through research.
“The Indiana CTSI has forged significant partnerships and engaged in vital research since it was established in 2008.” Rep. Brooks said in a press release. “This...
June 20, 2018
Meet Anna Roberts, the Indiana CTSI’s Data Navigator
By Ashlynn Neumeyer:
Anna Roberts is the new data navigator for the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), where she serves as a resource for investigators across Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame who are looking to harness data expertise available through the Regenstrief Institute. Roberts succeeds Faye Smith, who is now Director of Research Services at Regenstrief.
Anna Roberts (Regenstrief Institute photo)
As data navigator and assistant manager of Regenstrief’s Data Core, which is a designated core of the Indiana CSTI, Roberts is responsible for responding to researchers’ requests for information, meeting with new investigators to...
June 19, 2018
Purdue Study Shows How Veterans with PTSD May Benefit from Using Service Dogs
By Kevin Doerr and CTSI Staff Reports:
Kerri Rodriguez, human-animal interaction graduate student (left), and Maggie O’Haire, assistant professor of human-animal interaction in the College of Veterinary Medicine, look at cortisol samples. Cortisol was one of the measurements used in a new study that shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs. (Purdue University photo/ Kevin Doerr)
Indiana CTSI-supported researchers at Purdue University have recently published a new study that shows how veterans with PTSD may benefit physiologically from using service dogs.
The study was led by Maggie O’Haire, assistant professor of human-animal interaction in the Purdue College of Veterinary...
May 22, 2018
Indiana CTSI Receives $33M NIH Grant to Improve Health Statewide, with Public’s Participation
Indiana consistently lands near the bottom of the nation’s health ranking lists, with too many babies dying before their first birthday and too many people smoking and abusing drugs.
The Indiana CTSI is a statewide research partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame, represented by the institute’s three-color logo.
A statewide network of researchers and staff at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame have been working together to reverse this poor state of health, and are now seeking the help of Indiana residents of all ages and backgrounds as their partners.
May 21, 2018
Three Decades of Research Culminates in FDA Drug Approval
By IU School of Medicine and CTSI Staff Reports:
Indiana CTSI-supported research led by two Indiana University School of Medicine faculty members has culminated in U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of a new drug for patients with an uncommon, painful and deforming bone disease.
IU School of Medicine researchers Michael Econs and Kenneth White (Photo courtesy of Indiana University)
The drug, burosumab, treats X-linked hypophosphatemia, or XLH. It is being brought to market by Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc. in collaboration with Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. and its European subsidiary, Kyowa Kirin International PLC, under the brand name Crysvita.
XLH is a phosphate-wasting disease that...