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News Roundup
Dec. 11, 2018
Updates from CLIC  
4+ reasons CTSA Program members shouldn’t miss Translational Science 2019

While there are countless reasons why CTSA Program members should stick around after the 2019 Spring CTSA Program Group Meetings to attend TS19, conference organizers have narrowed it down to four key reasons (plus a bonus of discounted registration). 
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
UK CCTS: $3.4 Million Grant Empowers UK, U of L, and State Commission to Support Kentucky Children with Hearing Loss and Deafness

University of Kentucky CCTS-supported research has helped secure substantial funding to help children with hearing loss or deafness, taking a close look at important psychosocial dynamics such as behavior and parenting patterns, which are often overlooked.
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NCATS Director Statement: Translational Science to Address the Opioid Crisis
With NIH HEAL Initiative support, NCATS is providing a suite of translational science resources and expertise for CTSA Program investigators working on opioid and pain research. 
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ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

The Verge: How deaf researchers are reinventing science communication

For Deaf scientists, American Sign Language has the power to turn jargon-laden concepts into visual representations and reinvent science communication. Take a look at how one Deaf researcher is helping bring new science sign language into circulation.
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Meet the Team 
Pam Whitcomb is a coordinator and meeting planner at CLIC, primarily for the Collaboration & Engagement DTF. In this role, she supports DTF meetings, CTSA Program Administrators meetings and plans the Spring and Fall CTSA Program Meetings. Prior to joining CLIC, Pam held roles as both an administrative assistant and meeting planner. When not working, you’ll find Pam enjoying time with her boyfriend, two sons and close friends. She's also a sports-lover and is a board member with the Spencerport Soccer Club. 
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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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