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News Roundup
May 21, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
Annual Common Metrics Data Submission Review Webinar
June 3, 2019
 
CTSA Program administrators, PIs and interested parties are encouraged to join this office hour to ensure completeness of their annual Common Metrics data submissions. Register now to learn more about the data reporting requirements for both numerical and Turn-the-Curve Plans.
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
Penn State: Project on Rural Communities Benefits from Collaboration with Highmark Health
 
A project to better understand the issues facing rural communities and address a decline in American life expectancy is benefiting from a partnership between Penn State Clinical and Translational Science Institute and Highmark Health Enterprise Analytics Data Science Research. The Data Science Research group is supporting the project through its expertise in machine learning and artificial intelligence to improve healthcare understanding and outcomes.
 
COMMENTS REQUESTED: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to Improve the Interoperability of Health Information

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is seeking public comment on a new proposed rule to support seamless and secure access, exchange and use of electronic health information. The proposed rule is designed to increase innovation and competition by giving patients and their healthcare providers secure access to health information and new tools, allowing for more choice in care and treatment.

Comments must be received by June 3, 2019.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World
Bloomberg: Patient Hurt by Do-It-Yourself Artificial Pancreas Prompts FDA Warning
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned diabetics against building their own artificial pancreas system to help control blood sugar levels after a patient using one suffered an accidental insulin overdose caused by repeated, incorrect readings of high blood sugar levels. While the individual components that make up these DIY systems, like glucose monitors and insulin pumps, are generally approved by the FDA, they haven’t been tested or cleared for use together.
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Meet the Team 
Jeanne Holden-Wiltse, MPH, MBA, is executive director of the CLIC, providing primary administrative oversight for all aspects of CLIC operations and activities. She has over 25 years of experience in health-related research ranging from performing laboratory experiments, to analyzing clinical study data as a biostatistician, and directing a multi-disciplinary team to provide research data integration and analytics for large center grants. Jeanne is also the director for Informatics at the University of Rochester CTSI and enjoys biking to work in Rochester along the historic Erie Canal.
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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