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News Roundup
July 14, 2020
Updates from CLIC  
Spotlight on Entrepreneurial Educational Resources

Academic Entrepreneurship for Medical and Health Scientists​ is a free, open education, living e-book created at the University of Pennsylvania that can be used in courses, workshops, pilot grant programs, and by individuals. It is designed to facilitate the training of academic entrepreneurs (faculty, staff and students at academic institutions) to allow them to more effectively translate their new discoveries into beneficial healthcare products.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis Entrepreneurship for Biomedical Researchers Training Program is recruiting for the fall program of their NIH-funded Entrepreneurship for Biomedicine (E4B) training program. Free and fully online, this program is designed for pre- and post-graduate biomedical research trainees and junior faculty across the country interested in acquiring I&E skills. Apply while time and space permit!

Discover more entrepreneurial content by exploring the "entrepreneurship" tag on the CLIC website.

News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
 

How Massachusetts Became First in Nation to Contact Trace


A collaboration between the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, staff at the Harvard T.H Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), Harvard Catalyst, and Harvard Medical School (HMS) Information Technology Research Computing resulted in the mobilization and funding of Community Tracing Collaborative led by Partners in Health, which since April 23 has continued contact tracing as the state phases in reopening.
 

Bats offer clues to treating COVID-19

Researchers at the University of Rochester, say bats’ longevity and capacity to tolerate viruses may stem from their ability to control inflammation, which is a hallmark of disease and aging. In a review article published in the journal Cell Metabolism, the researchers—including Rochester biology professors Vera Gorbunova and Andrei Seluanov—outline the mechanisms underlying bats’ unique abilities and how these mechanisms may hold clues to developing new treatments for diseases in humans.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Profile of a killer: the complex biology powering the coronavirus pandemic


Since 1912 when German veterinarians observed what is now believed to be the first case of coronavirus in a bloated cat, this family of viruses have become known as dynamic killers: dog coronaviruses could harm cats, the cat coronavirus could ravage pig intestines. Researchers thought that coronaviruses caused only mild symptoms in humans, until the outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome in 2003 revealed how easily these versatile viruses could kill people.
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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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