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...

Typing on computer
August 23, 2017

Indiana CTSI Using New Grant Management Software

The Indiana CTSI is now using the WebCAMP (Web-based Center Administrative Management Program) software system to support our internal funding programs, as do many other hubs funded through the NIH’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) program.
WebCAMP will be used to manage grant submissions, review processes, and longitudinal progress report tracking in one system and will provide easier access for all users.
WebCAMP was originally developed through funding from the National Center for Research Resources and is currently supported and enhanced by the Weill Cornell Medicine CTSC in collaboration with the national network of CTSA hubs that use the software.
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Carlos Vega's research poster
August 23, 2017

IU Medical Students Awarded Scholarships for Research Presentations

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; and Timothy Sutton, MD, PhD. The scholarship money will go toward the students’ tuition.
Congratulations...

Dr. Nalim looks at the Regenova 3D bioprinting technology
August 23, 2017

3D Bioprinting Core Gains CTSI Designation, NIH Funding

The 3D Bioprinting Core at IUPUI and IU School of Medicine recently received two major boosts: Indiana CTSI core designation and funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to cover the cost of its main bioprinting instrument.
The 3D Bioprinting Core’s Regenova bioprinter
Indiana CTSI-designated cores have demonstrated quality oversight, users that span departments and schools, processes to monitor user satisfaction and established policies for publication and confidentiality. The designation also allows investigators to apply to the core for Indiana CTSI pilot grant funding for their research.
The 3D Bioprinting Core also was awarded an NIH S10/Shared Instrument Grant to fund its...

June 28, 2017

Indiana CTSI Funds Postdoc Research At IU, Purdue, Notre Dame

Seven postdoctoral researchers at Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame have been awarded grants from the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) to support their biomedical research projects.
The Indiana CTSI is a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded collaboration of IU, Purdue, Notre Dame and public and private partnerships that aims to improve the health of people in Indiana and beyond.
Each awardee received a $5,000 grant as part of the Indiana CTSI’s Postdoc Challenge program. Postdoc Challenge grants are awarded for projects that use Indiana CTSI Core Facilities to translate lab research into human patient...

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...

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.
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March 1, 2017

Applications sought for summer undergraduate research interns

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute is accepting applications for summer interns as part of its undergraduate clinical and translational research program, which provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to work with Indiana CTSI mentors on projects designed to increase their awareness of and interest in translational research.
The program is geared toward students who are keenly interested in research. However, in addition to conducting research, program activities will include training and workshops focused on developing skills in public speaking, writing, presentation preparation, how to deal with personal issues in postgraduate training and academic environments, research ethics, interviewing and...