Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute2019-03-20T10:01:17-04:00

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We bring together Indiana’s brightest minds to solve the state’s most pressing health challenges.


The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) was founded in 2008 by Anantha Shekhar, MD, PhD, as a statewide institute supported by a Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Institutes of Health.

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The CTSI Vision

We envision an Indiana that is one of the nation’s healthiest states.

Accelerating Research

Leadership and staff at the Indiana CTSI are working to develop the best processes and resources to enable the efficient translation of scientific discoveries to patient care.

Growing Talent

Indiana CTSI programs and partnerships are designed to educate, attract and retain top research talent in the state for generations to come.

Improving Health

The Indiana CTSI is dedicated to leveraging and strengthening the state’s life sciences community to achieve better health for people in Indiana.

A Brief Overview

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With grant support from the NIH and matching funds from IU, Purdue and other partners, the Indiana CTSI was established with Dr. Anantha Shekhar as founding director.


2009Notre Dame joined the partnership, along with supplemental NIH awards for education and training programs.


2013 Received second NIH grant renewal and opened new clinical research centers to support pediatric and neuroscience studies and medical care.


2014 Debuted new research resource to help scientists better connect with patients and communities.


2018 Awarded third NIH grant renewal in excess of $33 million and launched "All IN for Health" public call-to-action.

Since 2008, the Indiana CTSI has assisted more than 5,000 researchers and trained more than 400 future scientists across the state.


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Supporting early-stage drug discovery within Indiana CTSI

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Molecular Therapeutics Program (MTP) is a statewide drug discovery consortium supporting early-stage drug discovery

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2019 Showalter Awards

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In October, scholars received awards during the Showalter Trustees Breakfast. Rachel Katzenellenbogen, MD, and Yan

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“You may have heard of us as ‘CHeP’ before…”

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At this week’s Indiana CTSI program managers meeting, the communications team debuted the Indiana CTSI program lo

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Inspiring coalitions to “Ignite”

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More than 100 people came out for the inaugural Making Connections IN Health event on Thursday, September 19, 2019.

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Featured Events

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Write Winning Grant Proposa

Deadline: Translational Pu

Diabetes awareness event

Deadline: CTSI Postdoctora

Our Impact

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Assisted over 5,000 investigators through 17,000 research service offerings since 2008.


Recruited nearly 60,000 research volunteers through our ResNet and Clinical Research Center programs.

Trained nearly 400 future clinical and translational scientists through our education programs.

Collected biosamples from more than 35,000 Indiana residents through the Indiana Biobank since it opened in 2010

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