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COVID-19 Newsroom2020-06-19T16:45:33-04:00

Health research has always been incredibly important, but maybe never more important than right now.

Every solution for every disease, whether common or rare, anticipated or unanticipated, since the beginning of time, has come as a result of the effort of medical scientists – typically translational scientists – who form ideas in their research labs, test them, and then “translate” them for use in people who are sick. However with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, never has the spotlight shone so brightly on translational scientists, who are being counted on to stop and prevent what seems like today, as a seemingly unstoppable illness.

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is a partnership among the leading research universities of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. Below you can find some of the ways we are working together to help stop this silent killer from taking one more life in Indiana and beyond. If you have additional ideas about ways we can help you, your family, or your community, please contact the appropriate person or group from the following information.

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Indiana CTSI and partners printing thousands of medical supplies to address COVID-19 shortages

Since launching the 3D printing effort in April, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and its partners have printed thousands of pieces of personal protective equipment (PPE) for Read More
Posted on May 20, 2020
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All IN for Health aids in successful recruitment for recent COVID-19 study

The TACTIC study (Tracking Asymptomatic COVID-19 Through Indianapolis Communities), recently launched by IU School of Medicine and Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, used the All IN for Health research volunteer Read More
Posted on May 20, 2020
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Indiana CTSI, IU Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative join forces to facilitate COVID-19 research, survey completion requested

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and the  IU Grand Challenge Precision Health Initiative are establishing COVID-19 as a special disease state within precision health. As a first step, all researchers Read More
Posted on May 14, 2020
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COVID-19’s impact on the kidneys: An interview with Brent Miller, MD, nephrologist and professor of clinical medicine

“The peak of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations for people on dialysis in Central Indiana is actually happening right now.” As the COVID-19 pandemic has progressed, it has become increasingly clear Read More
Posted on May 8, 2020
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IU School of Medicine assistant professor leads the call for recovered COVID-19 blood donations after contracting disease himself

Indiana University School of Medicine is asking all Indiana residents who have recovered from COVID-19 to donate blood for research, designed to improve testing, develop treatments and better understand the Read More
Posted on May 5, 2020
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New partnership helping state leaders on the frontlines of COVID-19 pandemic

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s (CTSI) Monon Collaborative is partnering with the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration (FSSA) to establish WISE Indiana, which stands for “Wellbeing Informed Read More
Posted on April 30, 2020
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IU School of Medicine launches first study assessing active COVID-19 in asymptomatic people

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers are launching a community-based study today to find out how many people in Marion County who aren’t currently showing symptoms have COVID-19. The study, known Read More
Posted on April 23, 2020
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Indiana Biobank is the central repository for all IU COVID-19 related research samples

The Indiana University Institutional Review Board (IRB) has recommended the Indiana Biobank serve as the centralized collection and storage repository for all COVID-19 related sample banking taking place at IU Read More
Posted on April 15, 2020

Aaron Carroll, MDAaron Carroll MD, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute; health columnist for the New York Times. Dr. Carroll is director of career development, education and research training programs at the Indiana CTSI.

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James Wood MDJames Wood, MD, MSCI, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health and Pediatric & Adolescent Clinical Effectiveness Research divisions.

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