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News Roundup
November 19, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science Helps Uncover Eastern Kentucky Water Affordability Crisis 

A recent report on the failing water system of Martin County in Eastern Kentucky finds that almost half of the county’s residents cannot afford their current water service - news you may have heard on NPR or read from the Associated Press. The University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science provided resources and support integral to this research through its Community Leadership Institute of Kentucky (CLIK). Kathryn Cardarelli, Ph.D., director of CLIK, said that through a combination of didactic sessions, hands-on applications, and the support of UK faculty, CLIK enhances local capacity for community-engaged research and solutions.

Precision Medicine Pilot Suggests Kidney Transplants Fail Due To Donor-Recipient Genetic Incompatibility

Genetic incompatibility between a kidney donor and their recipient could explain why many kidney transplants fail, even when donors and recipients are thought to be well-matched. Findings of a new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, could lead to more precise matching between donors and patients, and reduce kidney transplant failures. The research was supported in part by a Precision Medicine Pilot Award from the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University. 

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NPR: How Vaping Snuck Up On Regulators

In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration gained the power to regulate the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of tobacco products, including the new and then-largely unknown practice of vaping. Ten years later, e-cigarettes have become dramatically more popular, yet government officials have still not begun regulating the hundreds of vaping products now on the market. With the annual Great American Smokeout just around the corner, learn why it has taken so long to regulate e-cigarettes. 


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