Health research has always been incredibly important, but maybe never more important than right now.
Every solution for every disease, whether common or rare, anticipated or unanticipated, since the beginning of time, has come as a result of the effort of medical scientists – typically translational scientists – who form ideas in their research labs, test them, and then “translate” them for use in people who are sick. However with the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic, never has the spotlight shone so brightly on translational scientists, who are being counted on to stop and prevent what seems like today, as a seemingly unstoppable illness.
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is a partnership among the leading research universities of Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame. Below you can find some of the ways we are working together to help stop this silent killer from taking one more life in Indiana and beyond. If you have additional ideas about ways we can help you, your family, or your community, please contact the appropriate person or group from the following information.
Aaron Carroll, MD, professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute; health columnist for the New York Times. Dr. Carroll is director of career development, education and research training programs at the Indiana CTSI.
James Wood, MD, MSCI, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine in the Ryan White Center for Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Global Health and Pediatric & Adolescent Clinical Effectiveness Research divisions.