Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute
Anantha Shekhar, M.D., Ph.D., Indiana University School of Medicine
Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) will increase translational biomedical research and improve the health of the people of Indiana and beyond. The Indiana CTSI has developed enhanced educational programs to train translational researchers, a newly designed community engagement activity to produce effective and bidirectional community partnerships, a streamlined process for all available research infrastructure to accelerate translational projects, and a partnership with commercial and philanthropic organizations in Indiana.
The critical link connecting all of these efforts is the university's medical informatics program that enables all parties to interact in an easy, responsive and prompt manner. Thus, the Indiana CTSI brings together the research resources of the entire state. It will provide the national network of CTSAs with a statewide laboratory to experiment with innovative methods aimed at transforming research in biomedical sciences, health economy, health care delivery and health policy. It will create pilot projects, train translational researchers, foster community engagement, build research resources and technologies, and leverage the resources of the Greater Indiana Community.