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
The Indiana CTSI is dedicated to leveraging and strengthening the state’s life sciences community to achieve better health for people in Indiana.
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.
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:
- Robert Bernhard, Indiana CTSI Principle Investigator for ND, Vice President for Research, Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
- 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
- Melanie DeFord, Deputy Director and Navigator of Indiana CTSI at ND, Assistant Vice President for Research
- Fang Liu, Bioinformatics at the Indiana CTSI at ND, Associate Professor of Applied and Computational Mathematics and Statistics
- 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, 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.