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...

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,...

Henry Clay Conner
March 27, 2018

Notre Dame Researcher Receives CTSI Postdoctoral Award

By Brandi Klingerman:
Postdoctoral Scholar Henry Clay Conner
Henry Clay Conner, University of Notre Dame postdoctoral scholar, has received a Postdoctoral Training Award in Translational Research from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). The award will be used for his work in Athanasia Panopoulos’s lab.
Dr. Panopoulos, the Elizabeth and Michael Gallagher Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, director of the Flow Cytometry Core Facility, and affiliated member of the Harper Cancer Research Institute, and her team are focused on using induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, or cells that have been reprogrammed to behave as though they are in an embryonic-like state. The iPS cells are utilized as a system...

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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Questions? Email Indiana CTSI Purdue Navigator Tommy...

Glass Blue Globe with Stethoscope
November 3, 2017

Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting to Focus on ‘Global to Local Health’

Investigators, research staff and students can learn about the relationships between global and local health research, as well as resources available to support a variety of research needs, at the ninth annual meeting of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI), a National Institutes of Health-funded collaboration among Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.
The 2017 Indiana CTSI Annual Meeting, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 8 at IUPUI’s Hine Hall in Indianapolis, will include scientific presentations, panel discussions, networking opportunities, a poster session and keynote addresses by Dr. Dan Hartman...

Albert Mang in a biomedical laboratory
August 24, 2017

High School Students Gain Hands-On Lab Experience

Scanning mouse bones. Reading radiographic scans. Analyzing data. Seventeen-year-old Albert Khuaceu Mang says he wouldn’t have wanted to spend his summer any other way.
Albert Mang in the lab of IU School of Medicine’s Alexander Robling, PhD, where he spent his summer internship with the Indiana CTSI Project STEM program. (Photo by Andrea Zeek)
Mang was one of several dozen high school student participants in the 2017 Indiana CTSI Project STEM summer research program, which includes Indianapolis Project STEM, Indianapolis Project SEED and the Future Scientists Program. The program aims to help develop a pipeline of scientists by giving high school...

Naga Chalasani
August 24, 2017

News From Around the Indiana CTSI

Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship names scholarship winners
IMPRS students with their research posters.
Eleven second-year IU medical students have received scholarship awards through the Indiana Medical Student Program for Research and Scholarship (IMPRS), a collaboration of IU School of Medicine and the Indiana CTSI.
The students, who all participated in the IMPRS summer internship program, were first selected from a research poster session including 105 presenters. Then, 21 finalists were selected to give oral presentations to a panel of judges, including IU School of Medicine’s Janice Blum, PhD; Rebecca Chan, MD, PhD; Reubin Kapur, PhD; Peter J. Roach, PhD;...

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...