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Maggie O'Haire and Jason Snodgrass
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...

Chandan Sen
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...

DigiBiomarkers
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?
On September 14, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) will open 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...

CTSI Annual Meeting 2017
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...

Anna Roberts, data navigator
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...

Kerri Rodriguez and Maggie O'Haire
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...

Tiffany Campbell
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.
Indiana’s preeminent...

Purdue University campus
January 18, 2018

Indiana CTSI to Host Annual Purdue Retreat

The Indiana CTSI’s annual retreat at Purdue University will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, February 16, at the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship, located at 1201 W. State St. in West Lafayette, Indiana. This year’s event will feature sessions focused on new guidelines for nutrition clinical trials, the Indiana CTSI Postdoc Challenge, and analytical sciences in Indiana, as well as valuable networking opportunities with fellow researchers from across the state.
Please register by February 9. We hope to see you there!
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April 12, 2017

Purdue Study Finds Chemical-Weapon Antidote Shows Early Promise As Spinal Cord Injury Treatment

Indiana CTSI-supported research by Purdue University investigators has found that a Word War II-era chemical-weapon antidote shows early promise as a new treatment for spinal cord injuries.
Riyi Shi, a professor of neuroscience and biomedical engineering at Purdue, and Ran Tian, a graduate student at Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering, discovered that the antidote, a drug called dimercaprol, is effective at suppressing a neurotoxin that worsens the pain and severity of spinal cord injuries.
Read more: http://bit.ly/2o6LwSi
 

February 23, 2017

Purdue, IU scientists design epigenetic ‘key’ to editing neural stem cells

Scientists at Purdue University and Indiana University School of Medicine have developed a novel way to turn a gene on and off in the brain—a finding that could lead to new therapies for cancers and other genetic diseases.
Feng C. Zhou, PhD
Supported in part by the Indiana CTSI, the interdisciplinary team of neurologists and biological engineers discovered they could use a toolbox of light-sensitive proteins and enzymes, combined with a blue light, to alter the epigenetic state of the gene Ascl1, which acts as a switchboard telling stem cells in the brain what to turn into.
Their findings, recently published in...