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News Roundup

October 30, 2018

Updates from CLIC

CTSA Program members collaborate to recognize the growing importance of team science

To highlight and encourage team science-related efforts among the consortium, CTSA Program members collaborated to create and execute the Great CTSA Team Science Contest, which lead to 170 submissions from more than 40 institutions, and 11 total winners.

News from around the CTSA Program Consortium

SCTR Institute: Neuroene Therapeutics awarded $1.5 million to develop anti-seizure compound for epilepsy

Start-up Neuroene Therapeutics has received $1.5 million in NIH funding to optimize vitamin K analogues that could improve seizure control in patients with drug-resistant epilepsy. Early testing of these vitamin K analogues occured with funding from the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute.

Spectrum: Project Baseline Aims to Ward Off Illness Before We Get Sick

Studies show that an alarming number of treatable cancers are diagnosed in the advanced stages of disease. In response to this, Stanford Spectrum researchers have created Project Baseline, which seeks to better understand the transition from normal health to disease.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Science Magazine: A tailormade drug developed in record time may save girl from fatal brain disease

This story highlights how a tailormade drug worked its way through the translational research spectrum in record time and may be able to save a young girl from fatal brain disease.

Meet the Team

Julie Schwan is one of the coordinators at CLIC. In this role, she supports the Methods and Processes DTF, the Common Metrics team, and the National Evaluators Group. Julie holds a master’s degree in Leadership from Roberts Wesleyan College and spent many years at a local utility as a regulatory trainer in the classroom and in the field. She enjoys volunteering and is an active advocate for individuals with specials needs. When not at work, she loves to spend time with her husband, her children, grand babies, and cats. She is an avid reader and gardener, and loves to swim and bird watch.

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