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Welcome to CTSI Insider, the newsletter of the Clinical & Translational Science Institute of Southeast Wisconsin. In this issue you will find news and announcements, including upcoming opportunities and events, and research trainings, as well as an overview of services available to support you.
The CTSI is an innovative infrastructure to support and advance education, collaboration, and research in clinical and translational science.
To create a borderless, complementary and synergistic research environment in southeast Wisconsin to translate discoveries into better health of our citizens while simultaneously providing comprehensive educational and training programs to develop the next generation of Clinical and Translational Researchers.
Mission & Strategic Aims
The successful and rapid translation of fundamental discoveries into better health for our communities requires a clinical and translational science network that is robust, multidisciplinary, and national in scope.
The mission of the CTSI, a unique academic-community partnership between four area academic institutions (Medical College of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Marquette University; three hospitals (Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin; Zablocki VA Medical Center); and Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, is to develop an integrated, shared home for clinical and translational research, education and training, hallmarked by a borderless, collaborative, synergistic, and investigator/community/patient-friendly environment that is functionally integrated into local, regional and national CTSA networks.
CTSI & You
CTSI is here to serve you! We offer a variety of resources and opportunities via our robust infrastructure that are available to you, our research enterprise; healthcare enterprise, and the communities we serve (Tri-lateral Mutually Learning Ecosystem) that stretches across CTSI partner institutions. Our infrastructure represents networks and partners at the local, regional and national levels that work together to advance health through research and discovery. CTSI offers more than 20+ different services and numerous resources and opportunities all aimed at supporting you and your clinical and translational research. These include, but are not limited to recruitment and study support services offered through our Clinical Trials Office and Adult Translational Research Unit (i.e., CTRC—Clinical and Translational Research Center), Biomedical Informatics consulting services, Biostatistical consultation service and mini-grants, research process improvement consultation, and clinical and translational research funding available through our Pilot Translational & Clinical Studies program, our KL2 Mentored Career Development Program, our TL1 pre- and post-doc Training Program, and much more. Visit the CTSI website for more information.
The CTSI is an innovative infrastructure to support and advance research, education, and training in clinical and translational sciences. Our integrated “Cores” and “Functions” work together to facilitate your needs. This quarter we present the CTSI Evaluation and Continuous Improvement (CI) and Quality and Efficiency (QE) Functions. Consultations with both Functions are available to you in support of your clinical and translational research. Read More
Community Corner: Our Community Engagement Efforts
CTSI Community Science Café Program Purpose The CTSI Community Science Café Program, led by Dr. Orsolya Garrison, DrPH, MPH, is an essential part of CTSI’s Trilateral Mutually Learning Ecosystem (healthcare system, research enterprise, and the community), with the community participating ... Read More
The CTSI “All of You” Community Health Education Series began in 2020 as a way for the community engagement staff and faculty of the MCW/CTSI All of Us Research Program to share evidence-based health information virtually. Invitations to attend these ... Read More
CTSI established the Child Advancement Network (CAN) as a broad-based, comprehensive, and innovative approach to child health and empowering families via partnerships, advocacy and collaborations aimed at advancing the wellbeing of children across domains of health. “Achieving Together What We ... Read More
CTSI is accepting applications for our Master’s and Certificate Programs in Clinical and Translational Science. Both programs will begin in Fall 2021. Both program curriculums were recently updated to align with advances in the field of Clinical and Translational Science ... Read More
The 153 second-year medical students who participated in this year’s Summer Academic program for Medical Students (SAMS)/Medical Student Summer Research Training Program (MSSRP) displayed their project accomplishments during the 2020 Medical Student Research Virtual Poster Session. Congratulations to the ten ... Read More
Investigator’s Corner: You & CTSI Advancing Health through Research & Discovery
As part of CTSI’s Clinical and Translational Science Award 3.0 that was funded last year, the Pilot Translational and Clinical Studies (PTCS) Program drives a coordinated inter-institutional granting mechanism to stimulate, evaluate, and fund pilot and collaborative clinical and translational research. Read More
The overall goal of the START TL1 Program award is to increase the number of well-trained clinician-scientists who can lead the design and oversight of future clinical investigations critical to transforming the translational process so that new treatments and cures for disease can be delivered to patients faster. Read More
We now have approved COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. Although some people may be hesitant to get vaccinated, discover how and why these vaccines are safe and effective in protecting us against the COVID-19 coronovirus. Later, visit a vaccination clinic ... Read More
A critically important national, multi-institutional clinical trial is underway, and the CTSI is part of it, all in the hopes of finding an effective treatment today and perhaps in the future. Learn about the CONTAIN COVID Convalescent Plasma clinical trial, ... Read More
Pancreatic cancer. The mere mention of it makes us fear the worst. But while it is an aggressive form of cancer, we know more about its biology than even a decade ago, including recent groundbreaking research that could lead to ... Read More
CTSI Community Partners Working Together for You: Feature
The CTSI Child Advancement Network (CAN) has been working collaboratively with our healthcare community sector partner, Ascension Columbia St. Mary’s Family Health Center, to share Vroom literature and information. Read More
NIH Funding Acknowledgment:Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.