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News Roundup
June 18, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
Register Now for the 2019 Fall Program Meeting!

Registration is now open for the Fall CTSA Program Meeting, which will take place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 26-27, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Reagan National Airport. The meeting will focus on priority areas and opportunities for the consortium members to share best practices. To register, please log in to your CLIC account. If you need to create a CLIC account you can do so here

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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
Harvard Medical School Hosts Training to Tackle New Federal Mandates for Ethical Oversight of Multisite Studies
The training was geared to navigate attendees through what’s known as “single Institutional Review Board (IRB) review,” a new requirement that took effect in 2018. It mandates, with some exceptions, all NIH-funded studies that involve multiple institutions to cede ethical review to just one reviewing board. By 2020, any federally supported research, also with exceptions, will be required to use a single IRB.
Call for TL1 Trainee Applications to Serve On the Translational Science Program Committee

The Translational Science (TS) Program Committee is seeking one predoctoral student and one postdoctoral fellow who are currently in a TL1 training program funded by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) to serve on the TS Program Committee. The TS Program Committee is responsible for the program content of the annual meeting of the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS). For information on how to apply click here

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World
STAT: Inhuman or Avoidable? As Congress Scrutinizes an Increase in Monkey Research, Scientists Defend Its Necessity 

Federally funded research labs conduct thousands of experiments that rely on monkeys and other nonhuman primates — and now, Congress is ramping up its scrutiny of that science. As part of the congressional appropriations process in the House this year, lawmakers directed both the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration to produce reports detailing the ways the agency’s scientists use the thousands of nonhuman primates in their research centers.

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Meet the Team 
Raquel Ruiz has an MA in Education with a concentration in Instruction from Central Michigan University. She has 18 years of experience in program administration and public health. This experience includes over 10 years managing projects working with federal, state, and local government funders to develop, plan, and implement evidence based programs across multiple institutions. She has extensive experience in training, evaluations, working with government and private stakeholders, and managing teams. As part of CLIC Raquel oversees the Collaboration, Education and Common Metrics Teams.
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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