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News Roundup
April 23, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
CLIC wants to help promote your funding opportunities

Have a funding opportunity or similar RFA you'd like to share with the broader CTSA Program consortium? Use CLIC's new RFAs page to help promote! Simply login to your account on the CLIC website and click 'Add a new RFA' to get started. 
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
NC TraCS: Experts Identify Key Questions to Tackle in NC Opioid Research Agenda

A collaborative process between academic and non-profit researchers, including those from NC TraCS and the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), has resulted in a prioritized list of research questions aimed at strengthening North Carolina’s response to the opioid epidemic.
Mayo Clinic CCTS: Culturally relevant health app shows positive impact

Can mobile apps help make people healthy in measurable ways? According to a pilot study supported by the Mayo Clinic CCTS, they can if the content is presented in a culturally relevant, targeted and engaging way — and in this case, it helps that the mobile health, or mHealth, intervention was developed in collaboration with the people who used it, within African American faith communities.
ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World
Washington Post: USDA orders scientists to say published research is ‘preliminary’

Finalized, peer-reviewed scientific findings at the USDA must now be labeled preliminary, according to a memo. “Any scientist reading a journal, seeing that, would be very confused by this statement,” said Ed Gregorich, editor of the Journal of Environmental Quality, which frequently publishes research by USDA scientists. 
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Meet the Team 
Tracie Norman is one of the coordinators at CLIC. In this role, she supports the Lifespan Integration DTF and its corresponding Work Groups to help ensure translational science is integrated across its multiple phases. Additionally, Tracie provides administrative and event planning support for the entire internal team. When not at work, Tracie enjoys attending concerts, shopping, and spending as much time as possible with her friends, family, and grandson. 
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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