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Pierre receives Translational Grant Award

Professor Valerie Pierre has received a fall 2012 Translational Grant Award from the University of Minnesota's Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Her research encompasses siderophore aptasensors for immediate point-of-care diagnosis of urinary tract infections.

This round of awards, designed to facilitate the highest quality translational research, was dedicated to junior investigators at the University of Minnesota. Pierre was one of four researchers to receive a grant.

In translational research, scientific discoveries are moved from the laboratory into real-world practice, leading to improved human health.

Pierre will partner with a project development team from the CTSI Office of Discovery and Translation (ODAT), which will provide project mapping and translational research expertise to facilitate the achievement of specific metrics and endpoints.

Grants were also awarded to Professor Peter Dosa from the College of Pharmacy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Institute for Therapeutics Discovery and Development; Dr. Michael Linden, from the Medical School, Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology; and Dr. Ann Parr from the Medical School, Neurosurgery Department.