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March 1, 2017

Indiana CTSI appoints new deputy innovation officer

Have you ever had an idea for an invention, but you didn’t know where to start, or you just didn’t have the time to work on it?
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s new deputy innovation officer, Jonathan Merrell, MD, is here to help.
Jonathan Merrell, MD
Dr. Merrell is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and a hospital-based pediatrician at IU Health, but he also has a background in biomedical engineering. He’s even in the process of developing his own medical devices. This experience and training uniquely positions Dr. Merrell to foster creativity in...

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 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...

February 16, 2017

Indiana CTSI leaders named Indiana University distinguished professors

Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD
Nine Indiana University scholars and researchers have been promoted to distinguished professor, the highest academic rank the university bestows upon faculty.
The new distinguished professors include Indiana CTSI director Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, a neuroscientist and medical researcher in the IU School of Medicine, and Tatiana Foroud, PhD, scientific director of the Indiana Biobank and a statistical geneticist in the IU School of Medicine Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics.
“These acclaimed men and women represent the pinnacle of public education through their remarkable research, teaching and service in an extraordinarily wide range of disciplines,” IU President Michael A....

February 15, 2017

Applications Sought for Diabetes Pilot and Feasibility Grant

February 3, 2017

People with mental health conditions more likely to fill long-term opioid prescriptions, study finds

Patrick Quinn, PhD
When it comes to translational research, Patrick Quinn has found that working with an interdisciplinary team is critical.
That’s why he’s glad he came to Indiana University.
Quinn, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at IU Bloomington. He credits working with mentors through the Indiana CTSI and a pre-doctoral internship at the IU School of Medicine with enabling him to establish a research group with clinical and basic research expertise.
“I came from being a grad student in a psychology department in Texas with no medical school at the time,” Dr. Quinn said....

January 18, 2017

Applications Sought for Design and Biostatistics Program Pilot Grant

Design and Biostatistics Program (DBP) Pilot Grant – 2017.02
LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DEADLINE – DECEMBER 16, 2016
FULL APPLICATION DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 6, 2017 (5:00 PM)

The Design and Biostatistics Program (DBP) of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is comprised of 8 units with associated expertise:  1) Department of Biostatistics, IU School of Medicine and Fairbanks School of Public Health; 2) Division of Hereditary Genomics, Department of Medical & Molecular Genetics, IU School of Medicine; 3) Computational Biology, Center for Computational Biology & Bioinformatics, IU School of Medicine; 4) Department of Epidemiology, Fairbanks School of Public Health; 5)...

January 10, 2017

Applications Sought for IIMR VA Young Investigator Award

LETTER OF INTENT (LOI) DEADLINE- JANUARY 18, 2017
APPLICATION SUBMISSION DEADLINE – FEBRUARY 08, 2017
Description
IIMR’s mission is to promote and enhance research efforts that will ultimately result in improved quality of life for veterans and for the greater population. In support of that mission, IIMR works to encourage investigators to develop their research careers by working with IIMR and the VA and veterans to answer important questions. One way IIMR encourages investigators is to sponsor the annual Young Investigator Award Program, which provides a competitive experience for investigators to explore the possibilities of VA-related research.
The IIMR is currently seeking submissions...

November 1, 2016

Carmel Egan Joins Indiana CTSI

Carmel Egan, PhD
Carmel Egan, PhD, a top project management and product development executive at Eli Lilly and Co., has joined the Indiana University School of Medicine as project leader of IU’s Precision Health Initiative.
Dr. Egan, vice president, Medicines Development Unit at Lilly, has held a series of leadership positions at Lilly. Prior to her most recent position at Lilly, she served as Vice President of special Alzheimer’s disease initiatives in Lilly’s Biomedicines Business Unit and previously as Vice President of LRL Portfolio and Project Management.
She will coordinate activities of the Precision Health Initiative as part of her role as...