On Wednesday, April 26, the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) came together at Indiana University Bloomington for the third and final event of the 2023 Indiana CTSI Campus Retreat series. The focus of the retreat was “Health Consequences of the Aging Population.”
Over 100 attendees registered for the event, which was held in person at Franklin Hall, to hear how aging impacts health on both a local and national level.
Joel Ybe, PhD, Indiana CTSI campus navigator for the IU Bloomington campus, and William Hetrick, PhD, deputy director of the Indiana CTSI, opened the event, followed by remarks from Indiana CTSI Co-Directors Sharon Moe, MD, and Sarah Wiehe, MMD, MPH. Other speakers included Lindsay Weaver, MD, FACEP, chief medical officer of the Indiana Department of Health and Walter Koroshetz, MD, director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
“Among my favorite parts of being involved with the Indiana CTSI is the impact I see the many programs, services, and initiatives have on the research activity on the IU Bloomington campus,” said Ybe, who has served as Bloomington’s Indiana CTSI campus navigator since 2016. “I get great personal satisfaction seeing how pilot research funding of all kinds, along with initiatives to support junior faculty development, have helped grow the research efforts here. Equally important to me are the many colleagues and friends I have had the pleasure of working with over the years as the campus navigator and Access Technology Program liaison.”
In addition, Ybe was presented with two awards at the event: the 20-year IU Bloomington Service Recognition Award and the Research and Creative Activity Challenge Coin from the IU Bloomington Vice Provost for Research. Under Ybe’s tenure, IU Bloomington has hosted six campus retreats for the Indiana CTSI.
More information on retreat speakers is available online.