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What CITI Program is Reading – 2/16/21

Posted By:  CITI Program Staff February 16, 2021

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our weekly blog series which highlights news articles curated by our staff and relevant to research, higher education, healthcare, technology, and more. Follow us on LinkedIn for upcoming editions and more information from CITI Program.

Sanofi to help produce 100 million Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine doses
The French biopharmaceutical company aims to fill and pack over 100 million Pfizer vaccines to help with the enormous demand for innoculation. Sanofi and GSK’s joint vaccine showed an insufficient immune response in older populations, prompting Sanofi to find alternative ways of assisting in the pandemic response.
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The Art of Scholarly Mentoring
Nobel Laureate Robert Lefkowitz shares 10 golden rules gleaned from a half century of mentoring hundreds of research trainees.
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Artificial intelligence ethics under spotlight at Davos 2021
The World Economic Forum (WEF) is launching the Global Artificial Intelligence Action Alliance (GAIA) to accelerate the adoption of inclusive, transparent and trusted AI globally. Over 100 companies, governments, international organizations, non-profits and academics will work to reduce risk and maximize AI’s benefits to society.
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Philips Unveils Medical Tablet for Patient Monitoring During Emergencies
Learn how this tablet may reduce safety concerns during COVID-19 and aid in the transition to remote care settings by providing patient monitoring data and clinical decision support applications to make informed remote care decisions.
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Charges Against MIT Professor Underscore Geopolitical Risks of International Collaborations
A prominent MIT professor was arrested and charged for allegedly concealing his affiliations with China. Strained relations between the U.S. and China may cause institutions to reevaluate their international partnerships.
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In Tuskegee, Painful History Shadows Efforts To Vaccinate African Americans
Early data shows that less than 6% of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to African Americans. This may be a result of mistrust in the medical system due to studies such as the the Tuskegee Syphilis Study in the 1930s.
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Covid-19: Novavax vaccine shows 89% efficacy in UK trials
If approved for use by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Novavax’s manufacturing plant could be up and running by March or April. Read further for specific efficacy rates for different demographics.
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