Several of you have heard us talk about and begin to plan for the upcoming 4.0 NIH grant application that funds a significant portion of our Indiana CTSI. We recently got word from our NIH program officer that we will be receiving an overview of the new grant guidelines by mid-June, and we are excited to see what all it entails. As we continue to prepare, we are reviewing our website to make sure it is as up-to-date as possible. As users of the site, if you have any suggestions for its improvement, please email our Communications Director, Christine Drury, at email@example.com.
This month, we are pleased to announce that Sylk Sotto, EdD, MBA, MPS, co-leader of the Health Equity and Racial Justice Task Force of the Indiana CTSI, has accepted the position of All IN for Health Director. This Indiana CTSI program has been growing steadily over the past few years and more recently as thousands of Hoosiers stepped up to express their willingness to volunteer as part of the COVID-19 vaccine study being run by IU School of Medicine. We look forward to Dr. Sotto’s leadership from a knowledge and diversity perspective and as we work to enhance the program through the implementation of two-way communications with the public. If you haven’t already, please visit https://allinforhealth.info/enews and opt-in to receive the twice monthly All IN for Health e-updates and consider volunteering to participate in health research.
Sarah and Sharon
Co-directors, Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI)