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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...

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...

Smith, Ekser and Li
May 11, 2018

IU Researchers Using CTSI 3D Bioprinting Core to Study Organs

Indiana University School of Medicine scientist and transplant surgeon Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD, will boost his lab’s xenotransplantation, or cross-species transplantation, research program with a four-year, $9 million research agreement with Lung Biotechnology PBC.
IU School of Medicine researchers Lester Smith, PhD; Burcin Ekser, MD, PhD; and Ping Li, PhD. (Photo courtesy of IU School of Medicine)
According to the latest data from the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, there are more than 110,000 people in the United States waiting for a life-saving organ transplant, and each day, about 20 people die while waiting for a transplant.
Dr. Ekser and his team are working...

A student makes her way through the Sample Gates during a sunny, spring day on Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
March 27, 2018

Indiana CTSI to Host Retreat at IU Bloomington Focused on Opioid Research

Scientists and community leaders will explore issues related to opioids and addiction at this year’s Indiana CTSI Bloomington Retreat on April 25 on the Indiana University Bloomington campus.
The event, titled “Medical Science Solutions to Indiana’s Opioid Crisis,” will feature lectures by top researchers and government officials, as well as valuable opportunities to network with investigators from across the state and to learn more about research resources and services available through the Indiana CTSI. The retreat will be held from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Presidents Hall in Franklin Hall, 601 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405.
Keynote speakers include:

Kristina Box,...

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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AWARE: ACCESS partnership
August 23, 2017

IU to Host Commercialization, Entrepreneurship Summit for Female, Minority Researchers

Are you interested in commercializing your scientific discoveries or inventions and networking with female and underrepresented researchers?
Led by the Indiana CTSI and IU Research and Technology Corp. (IURTC), Indiana University is hosting a commercialization and entrepreneurship summit on Oct. 5 at its IUPUI campus in downtown Indianapolis as part of the AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) program—a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded partnership of the University of Louisville, IU and the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
This pilot program plans to ACCelerate Entrepreneurial SucceSS (ACCESS) of researchers who are women and/or underrepresented minorities by:

Identifying, engaging and mentoring them to...

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...

April 12, 2017

Notre Dame Professor Wins Indiana CTSI Pilot Grant To Study Cancer

A University of Notre Dame investigator was recently awarded an Indiana CTSI Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities grant to study the secondary development of cancerous growths in the brain. Siyuan Zhang, Nancy Dee Assistant Professor of Cancer Research, assistant professor of biological sciences and an affiliated member of Harper Cancer Research Institute at Notre Dame, plans to use a technique called single-cell sequencing to study the many different types of cells in the brain individually.
The Indiana CTSI’s core facilities pilot funding program is intended to promote the use of technologies and expertise afforded by Indiana CTSI-designated cores available...

March 1, 2017

Indiana CTSI funds research projects in global health, utilizing core facilities

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute recently announced recipients of its 2016-17 Global Health Research Pilot Projects and Pilot Funding for Research Use of Core Facilities awards. This period, the Indiana CTSI granted funding awards to 27 investigators from Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.
The global health research pilot grants, a collaboration of the Indiana CTSI and IU Center for Global Health, encourage the development of innovative, interdisciplinary research that seeks to address key global health challenges and improve health outcomes in resource-limited settings.
The core facilities pilot funding program is intended to promote the...