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News Roundup
November 19, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
Find New Educational Resources With CLIC's Navigator

Do members of your hub need help finding educational resources or have questions about the educational landscape of translational science? The CLIC Education team can help hub members locate materials and/or connect them with experts from around the CTSA consortium. Just fill out the Education & Training Navigator form in the lower right-hand corner of the CLIC Education & Career Development page.    

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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
Mayo Pediatric Advisory Board Gives Kids a Voice in Research

All CTSA Program hubs engage their local communities to inform their research and many have community advisory boards or councils, but Mayo Clinic recently instated a Pediatric Advisory Board, a group of young people who volunteer to help shape the research that affects them. "We want to get feedback from kids about how to conduct research, how to recruit participants and how to communicate research findings," Miguel Valdez Soto, coordinator of the board, said. "We think it's important to give voice to the primary people who receive the service — in this case, kids."

Pilot Project Uses Surf Therapy To Help Veterans Heal

Twice a week, veterans and active-duty service members and their families gather at Folly Beach in Charleston, South Carolina to learn the art of surfing from the Warrior Surf Foundation. Founded in 2015 by veteran Andrew Manzi, the Warrior Surf Foundation uses surfing as a vehicle to teach techniques for coping with the psychological and physical scars of war. With pilot project funding from the South Carolina Clinical & Translational Research Institute's Community-Engaged Scholars Program, Warrior Surf is working with clinical psychologists to standardize their therapy protocol and to collect credible data that it works.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World
Survey on HIV Knowledge Among Young Adults Uncovers Stigmatizing, High-Risk Sexual Behaviors

World AIDS Day - an international day to spread awareness of HIV/AIDS and mourn those who have succumbed to the disease - was Sunday. Though HIV/AIDS research and treatment has progressed immensely in the past several decades, a new survey of young adults shows that stigma about the disease persists. Nearly 30 percent of HIV-negative millennials reported avoiding hugging, talking to or being friends with someone with HIV and 90 percent of those living with HIV believe someone might avoid sharing their HIV status due to stigma. 

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