Updates from CLIC
FROM INSIGHTS TO ACTION
Enriching the Clinical Research Workforce by Developing Diverse and Inclusive Career Programs
From Insights to Action (FITA) – 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.
CLIC Virtual Un-Meeting RFA
CLIC is currently accepting applications from CTSA Program hubs* interested in holding their own virtual Un-Meeting on a topic of their choice. The selected application will receive CLIC support in hosting their virtual Un-Meeting in early 2021, including planning guidance, high level coordination and materials from CLIC, as well as the necessary resources to virtually host the meeting.
Hosting an Un-Meeting is an ideal way for a hub to deepen its engagement with CLIC and better understand the capabilities of the CTSA Coordinating Center.
News from around the CTSA Program Consortium
This year, COVID-19 has disproportionately attacked the lungs of Black and Latino people. But inequities in lung health are nothing new to researchers, patients and health care providers in minority communities.
Those lung health disparities were front and center on Tuesday for Black Lives, Black Lungs, when attendees from Virginia Commonwealth University, VCU Health and the Virginia community joined lung health experts for presentations on the latest research and a conversation about paths forward.
Anita Walden (CD2H/N3C), Nicole Garbarini (NCATS), Heidi Spratt (UTMB), Charisse Madlock-Brown (UTHSC), and Sally Hodder (WVU) give an overview and update on the status of the N3C and governance policy, with a focus on Clinical Domain Teams, IDeA-CTR partnership, and engagement.
- N3C overview and status updates
- Data agreements; status and process
- Domain Teams, value, and opportunities
- Social Determinants of Health Domain Team implementation
- IDeA CTR
The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, led by Leonidas Platanias, MD, PhD, has altered policies and plans to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 for patients, physicians and staff members, while continuing clinical trials, research and care. Photo credit: Andre LaCour.
As the pandemic rolled into summer, more was learned about how exactly COVID-19 impacts cancer patients. A recent Northwestern Medicine study found that some patients treated for cancer and other underlying health conditions are among the most vulnerable patient populations for developing COVID-19 and complications from the disease due to a weakened immune syste
ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World
A baby is delivered via cesarean section at the Butaro Hospital in northern Rwanda. The facility is designed so that natural wind flows ventilate surgical suites, eliminating the need to burn fossil fuels to mechanically ventilate them.- William Campbell/Corbis via Getty Images
“Surgical, obstetric and anesthesia care are one of the major contributors to climate change within the health sector,” according to an article published this month in The Lancet scientific journal by doctors and researchers from Harvard University’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. They worry the climate impact of current surgical practices will get worse as lifesaving procedures become accessible to the 5 billion people around the world, mostly in low- and middle-income countries, who currently can’t get them.