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News Roundup
September 24, 2019
Updates from CLIC  
Electronic Versions of the Fall 2019 Program Meeting Posters Are Now Available!

Get a sneak peek of the posters that will be on display at the Fall 2019 Program Meeting Networking & Poster Session on Thursday. View the posters electronically on the CLIC website now to preview the innovative projects and team science initiatives from around the consortium. 

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NCATS Request for Information - Enhancing the Clinical and Translational Science Awards

NCATS has issued a Request for Information seeking comments from all key CTSA Program stakeholder communities on how NCATS can strengthen the CTSA Program to meet its broad scientific mission of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical research and translational science. Responses must be submitted by October 25, 2019.  

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News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
Register Now to Join the EHR DREAM Challenge on Patient Mortality Prediction

In partnership with the University of Washington and SageBionetworks, the CTSA National Center for Data to Health (CD2H) has launched the Electronic Healthcare Record (EHR) DREAM Challenge. In the first iteration of the EHR DREAM Challenge, participants will be asked to predict the mortality status of patients within 6 months of their last visit. This challenge represents a first-of-its-kind demonstration for using electronic healthcare patient data to prospectively benchmark AI algorithms. Read more here or register here

The Translational Science Benefits Model

A team from Washington School of Medicine and Washington University's Brown School has launched the Translational Science Benefits Model, a new framework that public health and clinical scientists can use to demonstrate the health and societal benefits of clinical and translational science in the real world. The framework was developed to help researchers, administrators and policymakers measure the impact of their work in four distinct domains: Clinical, Community, Economic, and Policy. 

EVENT: Toward the Clinical Translational of Ultra-High Field MRI

The University of Minnesota Clinical and Translational Science Institute and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research have teamed up to host a conference on the topic of ultra-high field MRI on Nov. 18-19, 2019. The meeting aims to identify how ultra-high field MRI can help address unmet clinical needs, highlight the current and future technologies required to fully exploit 7T in addressing these applications and discuss the cost-benefit question, "Will the availability of 7T improve clinical outcomes?". Registration is required by Nov. 1 in order to attend.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World
STAT: Can a New Lyme Disease Vaccine Overcome a History of Distrust and Failure?

As the threat of Lyme disease grows and fears surrounding it spread, researchers are developing two vaccine or vaccine-like approaches to prevent this increasingly problematic disease. While the two approaches are at least three to five years away from clinical use, that is relatively close considering it's taken researchers almost two decades to get this close after the failed LYMErix vaccine was pulled from the market in 2002.

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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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