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News Roundup
August 14, 2018
Updates from CLIC  
Communicating the societal impact of translational science: a new assessment framework

Researchers at the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences recently developed a framework to better understand the real-world impacts of translational science.
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
UW ICTR: Eating Crickets May Improve Your Gut Health: Study
 
Researchers at University of Wisconsin-Madison, supported by UW's Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, have shown that cricket powder decreases overall body inflammation in new research.
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University of Pittsburgh CTSI: Pittsburgh Works to Close Digital Divide with Health-Focused Apps
 
Technology is revolutionizing the healthcare industry, and The National Urban and the University of Pittsburgh CTSI want to make sure the Black community is a part of this new landscape.
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ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Bloomberg: Scientists Cracked a Deadly DNA Puzzle. Then Came the Hard Part

 
Bloomberg shares a cautionary tale of the long struggle to transform a scientific breakthrough into a treatment, and a lesson for companies working with today’s most talked-about medical technologies, such as the gene-editing tool Crispr.
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Meet the Team
Laura Sugarwala, MBA, RDN, is a new senior engagement manager at CLIC. In this role, she supports team science and collaboration across the consortium, specifically through the Synergy Paper and Un-Meeting initiatives. Laura has been a registered dietitian for 8 years and most recently worked in food insecurity in the non-profit sector, providing education and enacting policies to transform the food landscape. Laura holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Rochester and earned her bachelor’s degree in nutritional sciences at Cornell University. When not at work, Laura can be found jogging, biking, or on a paddle board with her two-year-old son, husband and pit bull. 
If you have a story, opportunity, project or event that you'd included in the Bi-Monthly 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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