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News Roundup
March 12, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
New CLIC Website Features

The CLIC website has recently undergone some new changes and updates including the addition of a New Hub Guide, a New Member Guide, a Resource Center, an Education Clearinghouse, an updated Common Metrics page and more. We encourage you to explore the page and help us promote the changes!
News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
UR CTSI: The promises and pitfalls of omics in precision medicine

The Regulatory Science to Advance Precision Medicine Working Group, led by scientists at the UR CTSI, held a forum in 2017 to examine those possibilities and challenges. Members of the NIH, FDA, CTSA Program, foundations and industry explored how to apply omics techniques to precision medicine and revolutionize patient diagnosis and therapeutic interventions. Their findings were recently published in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science.
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UCSF CTSI: ‘Undruggable’ Parkinson’s Molecule Spills Its Secrets

UC San Francisco researchers, supported by the UCSF CTSI, have for the first time developed a strategy for targeting a key molecule implicated in Parkinson’s disease, opening up a potential new treatment strategy for the currently incurable movement disorder.
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ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Scientific American: Culture Wars in the Lab


Scientists tend to embrace diversity in principle, but in practice it’s not always so easy to do. Cultural misunderstandings are growing as campuses internationalize. In recent interviews with scientists at Harvard, M.I.T., Boston University and other institutions, Scientific American found that respondents embrace diversity in their workplaces but also raise concerns about puzzling behaviors of their international students. 
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Meet the Team 
Karen Grabowski is one of the coordinators at CLIC. In this role she supports the Workforce Development DTF, along with its three Working Groups: 1) Best Practices for Mentoring and Supporting the TL1s, 2) Federated Education in Platform: Harmonizing Competencies, and 3) Clinical Research Training for Investigators. Karen also supports the CTSA Program Steering Committee group called STARWORK, which is charged with understanding ways to sustain the translational science workforce. Karen also supports Regulatory Science programs, meetings and website maintenance.  
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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