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News Roundup
April 9, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
University Of Michigan CTSA Program Hub Provides Critical Infrastructure For New Precision Health Study Using Apple Watch

The University of Michigan (U-M) recently launched a study to discover if data collected on Apple Watch (combined with other health information) can provide insight into health, wellness, and disease, and the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), U-M’s CTSA Program hub, is providing extensive support for the study. 
woman wearing smart watch tying running shoes
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
NC TraCS Celebrates 225 Years of Tar Heels With Francis Collins

A physician and geneticist trained at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's School of Medicine (Class of 1977), Francis Collins successfully led the Human Genome Project, which in 2003 was found to have identified and mapped all of the genes of the human genome — two years ahead of the project's schedule. 
Francis Collins, MD, PhD, NIH director
UMN CTSI: New App Yonder Takes a Bite Out of Kids' Dental Anxieties
The dentist's office can be a scary place, especially for a kid. The Yonder app, developed at the University of Minnesota (UMN), in collaboration with the UMN CTSI's Pediatric Device Innovation Consortium, aims to ease anxiety around dentist visits and promote oral health in children.
Small boy looks excited as dentist demonstrates proper tooth brushing on a model
ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

STAT News: Amazon Alexa is now HIPAA-compliant

Amazon recently unveiled software that allows health care companies to build Alexa voice tools capable of securely transmitting private patient information. A new set of tools launched alongside the software allows patients to use Alexa to access personalized information such as progress updates after surgery, prescription delivery notifications, and the locations of nearby urgent care centers.

Image credit: Robert Lever/AFP/Getty Images
Alexa smart speaker displaying "Try, 'Alexa, what are your top skills?'"
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Meet the Team 
Julie Miller is an instructional specialist at CLIC. In this role, she supports the development and dissemination of competency-based educational resources from around the CTSA Program. Prior to joining CLIC, she was a coordinator of online learning in the State University of New York system and taught World Languages in the K12 setting in addition to teaching online and in the prison classroom. She continues to study learning in the digital age with a focus on credentialing, inclusiveness and video capture. Julie also has a small organic farm where she raises critical-breed sheep and heritage-variety vegetables.
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