CLIC NEWS Roundup – December 1, 2020

News Roundup
December 01, 2020

Updates from CLIC

Looking ahead into 2021 we are refreshing our look!
(launching the weekend of Dec 12th)


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 subtopics. 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


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. Application Deadline: December 15, 2020
Get more information / apply on the CLIC website

Don’t forget to provide your feedback!

This is a friendly reminder to complete the evaluation using the link below. We would appreciate all evaluation responses by the end of the day on Monday, December 7, 2020.

Responding to this survey is voluntary and your responses will be kept anonymous. The data will be analyzed in a systematic way and the results of this analysis will be publicized on the CLIC website at a future date. Any identifying information will be redacted to protect privacy.

If you have attended any of the following sessions and have not yet completed an evaluation, please take a moment to share your feedback.

2020 CTSA Administrators Consortium Committee Fall Meeting -11/17 (11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 11/19 (11:45 am – 2:15 pm ET)

Workforce Development: Building a Diverse and Inclusive Workforce – 11/19 (2:20 pm – 5:00 pm ET)

Advancing Collaboration and Engagement Science through a Consortium-wide Framework for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – 11/20  (12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET)

Networking and Poster Session – 11/20 (1:00 pm – 2:30 pm ET)

COVID-19 Response Session – 11/20 (2:30 pm – 4:45 pm ET)

If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact

News from around the CTSA Program Consortium

Memories Create ‘Fingerprints’ That Reveal How the Brain is Organized

While the broad architecture and organization of the human brain is universal, new researchers at the University of Rochester Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience and School of Nursing  show how the differences between how people reimagine common scenarios can be observed in brain activity and quantified. These unique neurological signatures could ultimately be used to understand, study, and even improve treatment of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Stress in the ER: How Researchers are Using Wearable Tech to Study Doctors in Action

Researchers at Keck School of Medicine and PM Pediatrics, a specialized urgent care company, sought to study the stress impact performing a resuscitation had on healthcare workers throughout their shifts. Two key body measurements were taken throughout the shifts of select doctors: heart rate (HR) and cortisol levels.

ICYMI: News from the Science & Research World

Recover, Restore and Re-open: A Stanford Medicine framework for bouncing back from pandemic

Last spring, as office buildings emptied and local governments ordered residents to shelter in place, Stanford Medicine faculty members and executives sprang into action to understand more about the mysterious new coronavirus.

Even in the early months of the pandemic, it was clear that a return to normal — bringing students back to classrooms, workers back to offices and travelers back to airlines — would take complex and scientifically grounded policies and guidance.

Now, Stanford Medicine has launched a website to advise various segments of society on getting back to healthy functioning. The effort is called Recover, Restore and Re-open, or R3.

CTSA Program Coordinating Centers’ News



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