The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is a statewide partnership among Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame – all working together to improve health in Indiana through research. The Indiana CTSI has been continuously funded since 2008 by multi-million-dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and is administratively managed by Indiana University through the IU School of Medicine.

Indiana CTSI Leadership


Carmel Egan, PhD

Geprge Wodicka, PhD

George Wodicka, PhD
Deputy Director
Purdue University campus

Melanie Deford

Melanie DeFord, MS
Deputy Director
Notre Dame campus

Jeff Zaleski

Jeff Zaleski, PhD
Deputy Director
IU Bloomington campus

Scott Denne

Scott Denne, MD
Deputy Director
IUPUI campus

Executive Strategy Team

The Indiana CTSI’s executive strategy team includes Sharon Moe, MD, and Sarah Wiehe, MD, MPH, co-directors; Carmel Egan, PhD, consultant; Scott Denne, MD, deputy director IUPUI Campus; Tom Hurley, PhD, director of the TL1 program; Sheri Robb, PhD, director of the KL2 program; Peter Embi, MD, associate director of Informatics; Brownsyne Tucker Edmonds, MD, MPD, MS and Matthew Allen, PhD, co-directors of career development, education and research training programs; Rob Dimmitt, MBA, senior director of research administration and finance; Amy Wright, director of research services; Sylk Sotto, EdD, MBA, MPS, Director, All IN for Health; Christine Drury, associate director of research communications; Joe Hunt, MPH, director of tracking and evaluation; Patricia McGuire, education program manager. Drs. Tucker Edmonds and Sotto also co-lead the Health Equity and Racial Justice Task Force of the Indiana CTSI.

External Advisory Committee

The Indiana CTSI is guided by multiple advisory boards made up of scientific, business and community leaders from across the state and the nation, including the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and its Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program. The External Advisory Committee advises the Indiana CTSI in pursuit of its vision to make Indiana one of the nation’s healthier states.

Scientific Advisory Board

The Scientific Advisory Board helps assess the impact and progress the Indiana CTSI is making through its programs and services.

University Leadership

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