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News Roundup
December 15, 2020
Updates from CLIC  

FROM INSIGHTS TO ACTION
Enriching the Clinical Research Workforce by Developing Diverse and Inclusive Career Programs

From Insights to Action – a resource for hubs looking for ways to increase the diversity of their clinical science workforce.

  • Looking for new strategies for your KL2 or TL1 program?
  • Are you worried about a lack of diversity and inclusion within your institution?
  • How are you ensuring the diversity of the clinical science workforce?
  • Not sure where to start?

From Insights to Action is a collection of actionable questions inspired by hubs’ stories of ongoing progress and success in the Careers in Clinical & Translational Research metric.

This resource is divided into six primary sections - each represents a strategy followed by a stimulating set of questions within sub topics. We encourage hubs to review this resource as an impetus for pointed discussions about equity, diversity, and inclusion. We hope that you are inspired to extend these conversations to your internal partners, as well as external partners, new collaborators and your local communities.

The From Insights to Action resource provides a summary of accumulated years of experience, dedication, and passion by the CTSA Program…” NCATS

READ IT HERE
or
SEE MORE INSIGHTS TO INSPIRE

News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
Required registration at https://uclahs.fyi/KL2Hicks to receive Zoom webinar information.

 Questions? Contact Lisa Chan, lchan@mednet.ucla.edu 

Changing the Trajectory of HIV

Working towards a cure for HIV requires many things, including tenacity, determination, and collaboration. Nilu Goonetilleke, PhD – an immunologist in the University of North Carolina School of Medicine – is well-equipped to meet this challenge.

Learn more about how Goonetilleke is changing the trajectory of HIV with research support from the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (NC TraCS) Institute and continuing this vital work during COVID-19.

Existing antihistamine drugs show effectiveness against COVID-19 virus in cell testing


Three common antihistamine medications have been found in preliminary tests to inhibit infection of cells by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, University of Florida Health researchers have found.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

A protein’s function is determined by its 3D shape. Credit: DeepMind

‘It will change everything’: DeepMind’s AI makes gigantic leap in solving protein structures

An artificial intelligence (AI) network developed by Google AI offshoot DeepMind has made a gargantuan leap in solving one of biology’s grandest challenges — determining a protein’s 3D shape from its amino-acid sequence. 

DeepMind’s program, called AlphaFold, outperformed around 100 other teams in a biennial protein-structure prediction challenge called CASP, short for Critical Assessment of Structure Prediction. The results were announced on 30 November, at the start of the conference — held virtually this year — that takes stock of the exercise.

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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 or visit the CLIC LIbrary to learn how to post  content to the CLIC website

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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