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News Roundup
November 17 2020
Updates from CLIC  

Enriching the Clinical Research Workforce by Developing Diverse and Inclusive Career Programs

From Insights to Action (FITA) – a resource for hubs looking for ways to increase the diversity of their clinical science workforce.

  • Looking for new strategies for your KL2 or TL1 program?
  • Are you worried about a lack of diversity and inclusion within your institution?
  • How are you ensuring the diversity of the clinical science workforce?
  • Not sure where to start?

From Insights to Action is a collection of actionable questions inspired by hubs’ stories of ongoing progress and success in the Careers in Clinical & Translational Research metric.

This resource is divided into six primary sections - each represents a strategy followed by a stimulating set of questions within sub topics. We encourage hubs to review this resource as an impetus for pointed discussions about equity, diversity, and inclusion. We hope that you are inspired to extend these conversations to your internal partners, as well as external partners, new collaborators and your local communities.

The From Insights to Action resource provides a summary of accumulated years of experience, dedication, and passion by the CTSA Program…” NCATS



CLIC Virtual Un-Meeting RFA

CLIC is currently accepting applications from CTSA Program hubs* interested in holding their own virtual Un-Meeting on a topic of their choice. The selected application will receive CLIC support in hosting their virtual Un-Meeting in early 2021, including planning guidance, high level coordination and materials from CLIC, as well as the necessary resources to virtually host the meeting.

Hosting an Un-Meeting is an ideal way for a hub to deepen its engagement with CLIC and better understand the capabilities of the CTSA Coordinating Center.

Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
Get more information / apply on the CLIC website

News from around the CTSA Program Consortium


VCU Wright Center Health Equity series explores lung disease disparities

This year, COVID-19 has disproportionately attacked the lungs of Black and Latino people. But inequities in lung health are nothing new to researchers, patients and health care providers in minority communities.

Those lung health disparities were front and center on Tuesday for Black Lives, Black Lungs, when attendees from Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Health and the Virginia community joined lung health experts for presentations on the latest research and a conversation about paths forward.

Updates from the NIH National COVID Cohort Collaborative: An AMIA Public Policy Presentation

Anita Walden (CD2H/N3C), Nicole Garbarini (NCATS), Heidi Spratt (UTMB), Charisse Madlock-Brown (UTHSC), and Sally Hodder (WVU) give an overview and update on the status of the N3C and governance policy, with a focus on Clinical Domain Teams, IDeA-CTR partnership, and engagement.

  • N3C overview and status updates
  • Data agreements; status and process
  • Domain Teams, value, and opportunities
  • Social Determinants of Health Domain Team implementation
  • IDeA CTR

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

A baby is delivered via cesarean section at the Butaro Hospital in northern Rwanda. The facility is designed so that natural wind flows ventilate surgical suites, eliminating the need to burn fossil fuels to mechanically ventilate them.- William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images

More People Can Access Surgery. That's Great For Them, Awful For The Planet

"Surgical, obstetric and anesthesia care are one of the major contributors to climate change within the health sector," according to an article published this month in The Lancet scientific journal by doctors and researchers from Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They worry the climate impact of current surgical practices will get worse as lifesaving procedures become accessible to the 5 billion people around the world, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, who currently can't get them.

CTSA Program Coordinating Centers' News



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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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