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 Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network is the second leading recruiting site in the country for PREVENTABLE, an NIH funded randomized trial trying to determine whether healthy people 75 years of age or older without cardiovascular disease are less likely to develop dementia, disability or cardiovascular disease if they are treated with atorvastatin, a drug commonly used to lower cholesterol. More than 20,000 participants across 100 sites in the US will make up one of the largest studies ever conducted in older adults. Read More
Community Corner: Our Community Engagement Efforts
Millions of American struggle with something essential for life: Breathing. This is due to a lifelong respiratory disease known as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or COPD. Learn about the battle to breathe with COPD, including real-life experiences of those who ... Read More
Breast cancer affects more American women than any other type of cancer. But the overall incidence and mortality rates don’t tell the whole story about breast cancer, leading to a large-scale study aiming to discover reasons for these significant disparities ... Read More
Functional abdominal pain disorders impact millions of children worldwide, with few effective treatment options available. Now, there’s a successful, innovative, non-pharmacological, alternative therapy that’s positively impacting and improving lives. Discover auricular neurostimulation, inside this edition of CTSI Discovery Radio! 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 ... Read More
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 as equal partners from onset ... Read More
The CTSI has established a novel and innovative group, “CTSI Council of Faiths” (CoF), representing diversity, equity and interdenominational faith groups. The overarching goal of the council is to advise and assist the CTSI in its mission to 'advance the ... Read More
Vroom is a free suite of tools that encourages parents and caregivers to play an active role in a young child’s brain development. Vroom does this by sharing the science of early learning in engaging and easy-to-use tips. Whether it’s ... Read More
The MCW/CTSI Ensemble Review Committee recently met with all 8 Ensembles to discuss their team dynamics, goal progression, and future milestones. In early 2020, this committee approved eight Ensembles to receive a $50,000 line of credit. Despite setbacks due to Read More
FightCOVIDMKE is a Medical College of Wisconsin Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) project funded by a supplemental National Institutes of Health grant that runs from September 2020 – September 2022. The principal investigators are John Meurer, MD, MBA; Reza Read More
CTSI Community Partners Working Together for You: Feature
Museum Moments are a ring of cards with activities for children ages 0-5 to engage in at MAM or at any art museum/gallery. CTSI Child Advancement Network (CAN)/Vroom supported us in both developing activities and providing the "Brainy Background" science behind each activity. In addition to encouraging learning and connections the 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.