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News Roundup
September 10, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
Insights to Inspire: The 4 Stages of a Successful Pilot Funding Publication Program

Are you looking to increase the effectiveness of your pilot funding program when it comes to resulting publications? CTSI of Southeast Wisconsin, University of Miami, Scripps Research Translational Institute and Weill Medical College of Cornell share their strategies for improvement and their advice to other hubs looking to boost their Pilot Funding Publication Common Metric. 

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LAST CALL for Applications to Host Next Un-Meeting

Have a current or emerging public health topic that you'd like to address as a consortium? Tomorrow is the deadline to apply to host researchers, public health professionals, government experts and others in a discussion around a topic of your selection at the next Un-Meeting. CLIC will provide the hosting hub with planning support and funds for attendee travel to the event. If you are planning to submit an application, please do so by EOD tomorrow, Sept. 11.

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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
Mayo Fellow Already an Internationally Recognized Expert on Celiac Disease 

Mayo Clinic shares the story of Alberto Rubio Tapia, M.D., an internationally recognized authority on celiac disease who has published 81 peer-reviewed manuscripts in all of the major journals of gastroenterology as well as 16 book chapters. After originally completing his fellowship in gastroenterology in Mexico, he came to Mayo Clinic in 2006 to gain research experience and stayed to complete another residency and fellowship in the United States. Not only is Dr. Rubio Tapia the first author on the American College of Gastroenterology celiac disease guidelines but he was also inducted into the National Academy of Mexico in 2016. 

Inside the Brains of Psychopaths: VCU Research Aims to Understand Antisocial Empathy

David Chester, Ph.D., an assistant professor of psychology at Virgina Commonwealth University has received a $25,000 grant from the VCU C. Kenneth and Dianne Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research to investigate the brain systems that allow psychopaths to use empathy for harmful ends. Chester runs the Social Psychology and Neuroscience Laboratory in the College of Humanities and Sciences, where he leads a research team that investigates the dark sides of human behavior, trying to discern the underpinnings of traits like violence, aggression and revenge. A leading scholar of aggression research, Chester has committed his career to understanding why people inflict pain.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World
The Washington Post: Michigan Becomes First State to ban Flavored E-Cigarettes

Michigan has become the first state in the nation to ban flavored e-cigarettes, a step the governor said was needed to protect young people from the potentially harmful effects of vaping. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said in an interview Tuesday that she ordered the ban after the state health department found youth vaping constituted a public health emergency.

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If you have a story, opportunity, project or event that you'd like included in the News Roundup, please contact CLIC Communications: clic_comms@clic-ctsa.org.

The University of Rochester Center for Leading Innovation and Collaboration (CLIC) is the coordinating center for the Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) Program, funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Grant U24TR002260.

 
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