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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...

Beth Meyerson
May 16, 2018

IU Study Finds Many Indiana Pharmacists Are Not Dispensing Naloxone

By April Toler:
Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal medication, can save lives, as reflected by the U.S. surgeon general’s recent advisory that Americans carry it and know how to use. But in Indiana, only one in four pharmacists have actually dispensed the medication, an Indiana University study found.
Beth Meyerson, PhD (Photo courtesy of Indiana University)
Researchers at the IU School of Public Health-Bloomington’s Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention and the Institute for Research on Addictive Behavior, who received Indiana CTSI Project Development Team funding, investigated the role of Indiana community pharmacies in naloxone access and found that while 58 percent of pharmacies stocked naloxone and...

May 23, 2017

Academic-Community Research Partnerships Improving Rural Health

An Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute community partnership that helped local leaders improve health outcomes in Clinton County is expanding its model in other rural counties in Indiana.
Health coalitions in Carroll, Gibson, Harrison and Steuben counties have each worked for the past year with a consultant from Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition—a relationship facilitated and funded by the Indiana CTSI, which has also provided financial support to assist with leadership development and communication of these coalitions’ opportunities and programs.
Between 2011 and 2015, local health advocates at Healthy Communities of Clinton County Coalition helped improve their county’s overall...

February 23, 2017

IU researcher applying global lessons to Indiana health issues

After working with doctors and patients in Kenya for more than a decade, Debra Litzelman, MD, has learned a lot about how to provide health services to rural and resource-strapped populations.
Debra Litzelman, MD. (Photo courtesy of Regenstrief Institute)
Now she is applying that knowledge to help reduce risk factors for infant mortality in Indiana—ranked among the 10 worst states for infant mortality in the country, according to data from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Litzelman, D. Craig Brater Professor of Global Health Education at Indiana University Center for Global Health and associate director of the IU...

February 15, 2017

Applications Sought for Diabetes Pilot and Feasibility Grant