Mission Statement and Overall Goals
The mission of the Center for Translational Medicine is to provide a comprehensive portfolio of services that will augment the development and implementation of novel, investigator-initiated treatment strategies in order to achieve new breakthroughs in medicine at the University of Minnesota.
The fundamental goal of the Center is to function as a service entity for the Academic Health Center community by providing the infrastructure, expertise and resources necessary to translate innovative drugs and biological reagents into Phase 1 clinical trials and facilitate the development of new therapies for patient treatment.
To do this, the Center solicits and evaluates promising research leads, identifies necessary resources, provides expertise for the preclinical evaluation and testing of novel reagents, GMP manufacture of clinical products, and IND/IDE development and submission, and supports Phase I clinical trial design and implementation.
A key objective of the Center is to support the strategic plan of the Academic Health Center with focused efforts in line with the newly identified University of Minnesota Research Corridors and local industry.
• Academic Health Center
• Clinical and Translational Science Institute
• Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics
• Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development
• Department of Medicine
• Department of Pediatrics
• Blood and Marrow Transplant Services
• Diabetes Institute
• Cancer Center
• Lillehei Heart Institute
• Stem Cell Institute
• Bruce R. Blazar, M.D.
• John E. Wagner Jr., M.D.
• Robert J. Schumacher, Ph.D.