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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...

computer keyboard
May 17, 2018

Updates Coming to Indiana CTSI Websites

Changes are coming soon to two Indiana CTSI websites.
CTSI Homepage
Our homepage is getting an updated look and feel to better reflect our institute’s mission and story, as well as our strategic goals for the coming years. Our goal is to create a more user-friendly experience for our customers.
The homepage is the only web page that we are changing at this time.
If you have any questions, please contact communications manager Andrea Zeek at
Visitors to our research volunteer registry website will also see an updated design. will be changing its name to “All IN for Health” and its URL to...

Sharon Cromer
May 16, 2018

Longtime CRC Employee Retiring After Nearly 30 Years of Service

By Laurie Trevino:
It is with mixed emotions and sincere gratitude for her service that we are announcing the retirement of Sharon Cromer, administrative manager for the Indiana CTSI Clinical Research Center (CRC). 
Sharon Cromer (Photo courtesy of Laurie Trevino)
Sharon has worked at the CRC for almost 30 years. She started out as a temporary employee in July 1988 working for the computer science department.  Before the end of her temporary assignment, she was recruited to a full-time position with the CRC as administrative assistant to Dr. Munro Peacock in November 1988 and assumed the role of administrative manager in...

May 16, 2018

CTSI to Fund Notre Dame Early Childhood Needs Research

By Erin Blasko:
The University of Notre Dame is partnering with Ready to Grow St. Joe to assess the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of children age birth to eight in St. Joseph County — part of an effort to better inform future health prevention and intervention efforts in the county, where 30 percent of young children live in poverty.
Financed with a $25,000 Community Health Partnerships grant from the Indiana CTSI, the assessment will document the current status of young children in the county and the need for programming and policy to address gaps and promote improved health and well-being.

May 14, 2018

Training Opportunity: New Tool for Understanding ‘Omics Data

The Indiana CTSI has made available a shared license for QIAGEN’s Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA), a powerful analysis and search tool that uncovers the significance of ‘omics data and identifies new targets or candidate biomarkers within the context of biological systems. With its many features, IPA allows you to quickly understand and visualize your data.
IU, Purdue and Notre Dame researchers can purchase sub-licenses to use this product. The new licensing period is from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.
If you’re interested in learning more, please join us at one of the free IPA training workshops listed below. These hands-on sessions...

Anantha Shekhar speaks at CTSI IU Bloomington Retreat
April 27, 2018

View Presentations from CTSI Opioid Conference

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, director of the Indiana CTSI, speaks at the CTSI’s opioid conference April 25 at IU Bloomington.
Scientists, policy-makers and community members from across Indiana recently gathered April 25 at the Indiana CTSI’s annual retreat at Indiana University Bloomington to discuss opioid research and evidence-based solutions to the state’s opioid crisis.
Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make our event a success.
Couldn’t make it to the conference? Presentations from our speakers are available below for those who wish to download them.
Indiana CTSI 2018 IU Bloomington Retreat Presentations:

“Indiana and CTSI Initiatives to Address the Opiate Crisis” – Anantha...

Chris Rochet and Riyi Shi
April 26, 2018

CTSI-Supported Researchers Identify ‘Key’ Molecule in Parkinson’s Disease

By Steve Tally:
A molecule has been identified that appears to play an important role in the development of Parkinson’s disease, a debilitating disease that affects millions of people around the world.
A key factor in the development of Parkinson’s disease has been identified by a team of researchers at Purdue University. Jean-Christophe (Chris) Rochet, professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology in the College of Pharmacy (left) and Dr. Riyi Shi, professor in the Department of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine and Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. (Purdue University photo by Alex Kumar)
The discovery could lead...

scientific review
March 29, 2018

New Policy Regarding Scientific Review

The Indiana CTSI has provided scientific review of certain full board protocols since October 2016.
Effective March 29, 2018, Indiana CTSI Scientific Review Committee review will be required prior to IRB review for full board studies which require biomedical IRB review and which have not undergone scientific review from another source such as a commercial sponsor or government funding agency. The CTSI Scientific Review Committee process should be initiated prior to IRB review.  Protocols can be submitted directly to CTSI Scientific Review Committee for review by emailing the protocol to  
For more information on the review process and criteria, visit the Indiana CTSI...