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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...

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...

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....