Faculty Members Receive CTSI Integrated Clinical and Research Ensembles

Faculty Members Receive CTSI Integrated Clinical and Research Ensembles

Abbey Kruper, PsyD; Erika Peterson, MD; Julianne Newcomer, MD; Sumana Koduri, MD; Emily Davidson, MD; along with others, receive the CTSI Integrated Clinical and Research Ensembles.

Drs. Kruper, Peterson and their group are being funded to research on “Cannabis Use During Pregnancy: The Drug Oversight – Public Health & Ethics (DOPE)”.

Drs. Newcomer, Koduri, Davidson and their group are being funded to research on “Fecal Incontinence”.

These multidisciplinary teams were formed in the summer of 2019, and each team spent the past several months meeting regularly to build a team-science focus around an unmet medical need faced by patients in Southeastern Wisconsin. The Ensembles are approved to receive a $50,000 line of credit and various types of CTSI support, including project management. These Ensembles are now part of a novel, coordinated effort to move more scientific findings into the clinic faster, to improve the health of our patients and community.

The general goal of the Ensemble Program is to translate research ideas into clinical practice. The ensemble brings together a broad continuum of stakeholders and is deliberate in its mission to include siloed stakeholders and others that rarely participate in efforts to address patient needs.