Co-Leaders Named at Indiana CTSI
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute has announced co-leaders to direct the institute that is tasked with improving health in the state through a partnership between Indiana University, Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame.
Sharon Moe and Sarah Wiehe have assumed the roles of co-leaders, following the departure of founding director Anantha Shekhar.
Shehkhar announced in January he was leaving the institute for a position at the University of Pittsburgh, which includes leading the School of Medicine.
“Dr. Moe and Dr. Wiehe are superb researchers and leaders,” said Jay L. Hess, MD, PhD, MHSA, dean of IU School of Medicine “They both have years of experience running large research projects, have been program leaders within the CTSI for many years, and bring complementary expertise to the Indiana CTSI.”
The two physicians are splitting their responsibilities, with Moe directing earlier stages of research from lab to patient, while Wiehe is focusing on the latter phases of research, from the patient to general population. Moe has led research compliance for the IU School of Medicine and is a practicing kidney specialist and Director of Nephrology. Wiehe has been director of the Community Health Partnerships program at Indiana CTSI for six years.
“We are doing great work in Indiana, partnering with the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, to understand how to best engage with and serve the needs of the Indiana public. We have built a great research infrastructure and I look forward to sharing our approach and successes broadly,” said Wiehe.