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September 25, 2018

Updates from CLIC

Patients vs. paywalls: Is the U.S. ready for open-access publishing?

Dr. Martin Zand, co-director of CLIC, weighs in on the concept of clinical research and open-access publishing for STAT News, evaluating the current available models of scientific publishing, and offering potential solutions as U.S. moves forward.

News from around the CTSA Program Consortium

Penn State CTSI: Tight-knit teammates may conform to each other’s behavior

In a study with NCAA athletes supported by Penn State’s CTSI, researchers found that the more closely a player identified as being part of their team, the more likely they were to conform to their teammates’ behavior.

Chicago ITM: ITM Researcher Building First Treatment for Cocaine Addiction

More than 20 million Americans struggle with a substance abuse disorder, according to the most recent government data, and nearly half of Americans know a family member or friend struggling with addiction. What could be the first medical treatment for cocaine addiction is being currently being created by a Chicago Institute for Translational Medicine (ITM) researcher.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Science Magazine: What NSF’s new diversity grants say about attempts to help minority students

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has created a funding initiative that will allow STEM educators to scale up existing diversity efforts by partnering with like-minded businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations, and local and state governments. The goal is to tear down disciplinary, geographic, and cultural barriers that hinder efforts to promote broader participation in STEM.

Remembering Bobbi McCaffery

Last week, an amazing member of our team lost her battle with cancer. Bobbi McCaffery, CLIC’s Common Metrics senior trainer and coordinator, was diagnosed with colon cancer last September and bravely fought it every day since. Bobbi was an incredible teammate and an all-around inspiring person. We are so grateful for our time with her and for the energy and positivity she brought to our team. Our thoughts are with her family and loved ones.

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