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News Roundup
October 6 2020
Updates from CLIC  
Secure Your Hub’s Spot at the Virtual CTSA Program Meeting Poster Session this Fall!

This year’s Fall CTSA Program Meeting will host a virtual Networking & Poster Session on Friday, November 20th.  The timing is not confirmed yet.   


  • Poster Session Theme: Innovative Approaches and Solutions to Common Translational Science Problems, in particular, consideration of COVID accommodations

  • One poster per CTSA Program hub or coordinating center is permitted

  • Be sure to highlight your organization’s vision / successes

  • Electronic versions of the abstract and poster will be available for viewing on the CLIC website

If you are planning to submit a poster, please complete this brief form (CLIC log-in required) now to confirm your spot! Only preliminary details are required upon submission. 

Deadline for Initial Poster Submission:  Thursday, October 22, 2020.

Final poster details including abstract & PNG or JPG of poster must be uploaded to the CLIC website by Thursday, October 29, 2020.  

Log-in & Register Now

News from around the CTSA Program Consortium

OHSU Invent-a-thon
Brainstorm - Build – Make Healthcare Better!

Applications due October 14th

Oregon Health & Science University is joining forces with MIT Hacking Medicine, creative problem solvers, and academic and industry partners from across the region to build innovative medtech and digital health/health IT solutions to pressing healthcare challenges. Hear from inspiring keynote speakers, join an interdisciplinary team of fellow innovation enthusiasts, brainstorm and build a prototype, attend workshops, receive coaching from mentors, speak with our sponsors, and pitch a solution to investor judges to compete for up to $40,000 in team prizes.

Research to examine genetic, environmental factors linked to such disabilities and how to improve lives of those affected

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have received a pair of grants to study genetic and environmental factors that contribute to developmental disabilities and to find new ways to improve the lives of children and adults affected by such disabilities.

Wake Forest Baptist Telestroke Network Reaches Patients and a Milestone

Wake Forest Baptist Health’s Telestroke Network  provides around-the-clock access to expert stroke care for patients in smaller communities. Emergency department physicians at community hospitals within the network receive on-demand consultation with a Wake Forest Baptist stroke neurologist by using a special mobile robot unit, equipped with video conferencing, located at each of the community hospitals.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Credit: Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times via Getty

Health-care inequality could deepen with precision oncology

The concerns are rooted in both genomic and socioeconomic biases. Precision oncology relies on large databases that curate genetic and molecular features gathered from genome-wide association studies and tumour-sequencing efforts. Lacks was Black, but subsequent genomic-sequencing efforts overwhelmingly represent people of European descent. As a result, any genetic variants that increase cancer risk are likely to be missed if they cluster only in populations of people of colour, says radiation oncologist Daniel Spratt at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

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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