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News Roundup
March 26, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
Walking The Walk: How One CTSA Program WG Is Taking Action To Advance The Use Of Regulatory Science In Precision Medicine

In the fall of 2017, the Regulatory Science to Advance Prevision Medicine Working Group (WG) held a Forum for experts from academia, government, foundations and industry to examine the regulatory science challenges that come with advancements precision medicine. 
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
Harvard Catalyst leads development of tools changing biomedical research

Harvard Catalyst has developed three tools—Profiles, eagle-i, and SMART IRB— to help investigators by making it easier to find potential collaborators and amass the resources needed to conduct clinical research, and by providing a new methodology for making multisite clinical studies easier to carry out.
Alexa, Meet Tara: GHUCCTS collaboration to provide personalized, voice-activated wellness assistants for patients with heart failure

Together, the Georgetown-Howard Universities Center for Clinical and Translational Studies (GHUCCTS), MedStar Health Research Institute (MHRI), and ObEN will introduce the world to Tara, an intelligent 3D healthcare assistant avatar aiming to improve health and quality of life for in-home, independent, and assisted-living patients with heart failure.
ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Science Magazine: Waiting for reimbursement


Requiring students to ante up conference funds up front without the hope of being reimbursed for months makes academia less welcoming for scientists who are financially disadvantaged. Yet universities and funding agencies seem unwilling or unable to do much to change the system. 
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Meet the Team 
Sydne Hill is a Common Metrics Trainer and Coordinator at CLIC. In this role, she is responsible for leading, coordinating and implementing evaluation activities for the CTSA Program's Common Metrics Initiative. Sydne has worked in higher education for eight years, most recently working in Alumni Relations for the University of Rochester. When not at work, Sydne enjoys bowling and fishing with her family, and adjusting to life as a new mom. 
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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