Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute2021-04-12T16:57:54-04:00

Indiana's Brightest Minds...Improving Health. The Indiana CTSI is a statewide research partnership among
Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.

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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 History

Dr's Wiehe and Moe, Indiana CTSI Co-directors

2020 Dr. Sharon Moe and Dr. Sarah Wiehe promoted to co-directors of the Indiana CTSI.

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2019 The Monon Collaborative is launched by the Indiana CTSI to connect a wide variety of community organizations to address health inequities across the state.

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

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

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

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

DR Shekar

2008 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.

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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Indiana CTSI in the News – April 2021

by Anna Carrera | | Categories: Creative

The following is a listing of media impressions from research supported by the Indiana Clinical and Translational S

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The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute’s (CTSI) Access Technology Program (ATP) advances trans

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Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition (InJAC) Shares Resources

by Robyn Hawn | | Categories: Creative

Since 2003, the Indiana Joint Asthma Coalition has been helping to reduce the burden of asthma in Indiana through:

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Indiana Health Coalition Expands its Reach to Park Boards

by Robyn Hawn | | Categories: Creative

INDIANAPOLIS, IN. — The Hoosier Health and Wellness Alliance (HHWA), in partnership with the Indiana Division of

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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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