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Just a Drop of Blood: An Easier Way to Test for COVID-19

Just a Drop of Blood: An Easier Way to Test for COVID-19

UR CTSI Co-Director Martin Zand, M.D., Ph.D., is rapidly adapting previous flu research to develop a potential diagnostic test that would require just a few drops of blood to detect COVID-19 immunity.

From Sustaining a Concussion to Conducting Groundbreaking  Brain Injury Research

From Sustaining a Concussion to Conducting Groundbreaking Brain Injury Research

As a young boy growing up in Somalia, Adnan Hirad suffered a concussion. Now - years later - he studies brain injury as an M.D./Ph.D. student in the UR CTSI’s Translational Biomedical Sciences PhD Program. His recent UR CTSI-funded study shows that sub-concussive head hits may damage the midbrain.

Announcing New Pipeline-to-Pilot Awardees

Announcing New Pipeline-to-Pilot Awardees

UNYTE and CBPR Pipeline-to-Pilot awards will foster research to detect heart implant defects, understand how vitamin D is transferred from mother to baby, and examine whether helping faith communities take stock of systemic causes of mental health issues will help combat them. Both awards are now accepting applications for funding.  

Past CTSI Pilot Awardee Lands in PLOS ONE’s Top 25%

Past CTSI Pilot Awardee Lands in PLOS ONE’s Top 25%

A UR CTSI-funded bladder cancer study is among the 25 percent most cited studies published in PLOS ONE in 2016. The study offers a biomarker and drug target candidate for bladder cancer, the fifth most common cancer.

Moxley, a Pioneer in Muscular Dystrophy Research and Care, to Step Down

Moxley, a Pioneer in Muscular Dystrophy Research and Care, to Step Down

URMC Department of Neurology founding father Richard (Dick) Moxley III, M.D., is retiring after a career spanning more than four decades.  Moxley has been an important member of the CTSI community, as former director of the Clinical Research Center and co-director of the Pilot Studies Program.

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