About

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is a statewide collaboration of Indiana University, Purdue University, and the University of Notre Dame, as well as public and private partnerships. The Indiana CTSI is dedicated to leveraging and strengthening the state’s life sciences community to achieve better health for people in Indiana.

Mission of the Indiana CTSI

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.

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.

History of the Indiana CTSI

Established in 2008, the Indiana CTSI is supported by a $25 million Clinical and Translational Science Award from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutions of Health, supplemented by nearly $60 million from the state, the three member universities, and public and private partnerships. The Indiana CTSI is a member of a national network of 61 CTSA-funded organizations across the United States. In 2013, the Indiana CTSI received a competitive renewal providing an additional $30M to continue its efforts for the next five years.

Indiana CTSI at the University of Notre Dame

At the University of Notre Dame, the Indiana CTSI is managed by the following people:

  • S. Andrew Bullock, Education and Training Support Programs at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Associate Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute
  • Heidi Beidinger-Burnett, Community Health Engagement Program at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Assistant Professional Specialist of Biological Sciences
  • Matthew Champion, Access Technology Program at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Research Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry 
  • Mayland Chang, Education and Training Support Programs at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Research Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Melanie DeFord, Access Technology Program at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Senior Director of Strategic Research Resources and Programs in Notre Dame Research
  • Fang Liu, Bioinformatics at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Associate Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
  • Bruce Melancon, Site Navigator, Research Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Managing Director of the Chemical Synthesis and Drug Discovery Facility
  • M. Sharon Stack, Education and Training Support Programs at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Biochemistry, and Ann F. Dunne & Elizabeth Riley Director of the Harper Cancer Research Institute
  • Katherine Taylor, Global Health Roundtable at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Associate Director of the Eck Institute for Global Health, and Director of Global Health Training
  • Rich Taylor, Deputy Director and Molecular Therapeutics Program Manager of the Indiana CTSI at ND, Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

To view members of the Project Development Team, please visit https://ctsi.nd.edu/about/advising.