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News Roundup
January 8, 2018
Updates from CLIC  
First CLIC-funded Synergy Paper team to focus on solutions for bridging the gap between research, policy and practice

One of the major barriers limiting widespread adoption of evidence-based practices is the cultural discrepancy between academic research and large public health systems. A team of CTSA Program hubs and city and county health organizations are collaborating to produce a paper that will help drive innovations in clinical care and population health.
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
SC CTSI: What's the Best Way to Stay Healthy? Let's Ask Our Studio Audience

USC social scientist Karen Lincoln, Ph.D., has turned the television talk show format into an effective model for educating underserved members of the African American community about Alzheimer's disease in a program called BrainWorks, supported by the SC CTSI. 
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CD2H: Call for Proposals - the CD2H $100K Idea Competition
CD2H has launched the CD2H Idea Competition, an opportunity to turn scientific questions into a DREAM Challenge to be tackled by teams around the world. If your idea is selected, you will receive up to a $100K subcontract to run the DREAM Challenge in collaboration with the CD2H. The deadline for initial Idea Competition proposals is Feb. 15, 2019.
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ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

WIRED: Why your doctor should also be a scientist

The physician-scientist is an endangered species—our country is suffering a severe and growing shortage of them. If we don't reverse this trend, patients could lose out on the next generation of life-saving treatments.
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Meet the Team 
Melissa Trayhan is the lead web developer for CLIC. In this role, she supports all website-related project and helps manage CLIC's Help Desk. Prior to joining CLIC, Melissa worked with the Rochester Center for Health Informatics analyzing how people move through the healthcare system in the U.S. Outside of work, Melissa enjoys camping with her husband and two girls.
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