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News Roundup
November 27, 2018
Updates from CLIC  
Help CLIC and NCATS rename the CTSA Program Update!

CLIC and NCATS are working together to revamp and modernize the monthly CTSA Program Update. This includes a brand new title for the newsletter – and we want your help in naming it! Click the link above for more information and to submit your idea. 
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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
MICHR: New DIAMOND Portal Allows CTSA Members to Access, Share Training and Assessment Materials

The Development, Implementation, and AssessMent Of Novel Training in Domain-based competencies (DIAMOND) initiative is a discovery learning space for clinical research professionals. This collaborative effort by the University of Rochester, University of Michigan, Ohio State University, and Tufts University aims to address the need for high-quality, accessible, competency-based training for those conducting clinical trials.
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UCSF CTSI: Can Video Games Improve the Health of Older Adults with Schizophrenia?
 
 A new program supported by the UCSF CTSI aims to lower the toll of schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders in older adults by creating an intervention using the Kinect system for Xbox.
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ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Nature: How the genome-edited babies revelation will affect research


News recently broke of a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first genome-edited babies, but some scientists worry the startling claim will lead to knee-jerk regulations and damage the public's trust in gene editing.
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Meet the Team 
Ann Schwartz, MPH, is a Quality Improvement Specialist at CLIC. In this role, she is involved with the implementation of the new Informatics Common Metric (CM), the 2016 CM Hub Reports, and the qualitative analysis for the 2017 CM Hub Reports. In her previous position, she provided technical assistance to state and local health departments focused on HIV, and conducted training and writing curriculum for a national audience. When Ann isn’t working, she loves spending time with her dachshunds, Jasper and Bailey, reading, crocheting or hiking the trails of New Mexico with her husband.
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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