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What CITI Program is Reading – January 11, 2022

Posted By:  CITI Program Staff January 11, 2022

“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.


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Omicron cases are exploding. Scientists still don’t know how bad the wave will be Source: Science Early data suggest the new variant may cause less severe disease and death—but hospitals are stretched to their limits. Read The Full Article
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Sometimes Science Is Wrong Source: Scientific American Research is a self-correcting process, but that fact is often lost on the public. Read The Full Article
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Prominent Harvard Professor Found Guilty of Lying About China Ties Source: Wall Street Journal Nanoscientist Charles Lieber was convicted on six counts related to payments from China. Read The Full Article
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Majority of Patients Don’t Trust Healthcare Providers to Handle PII Source: Health IT Security Less than 50% of surveyed patients reported trusting their healthcare providers to safeguard their payment and personally identifiable information (PII). Read The Full Article
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What does Omicron mean for future COVID-19 vaccinations? Source: Science Scientists debate the best strategy for now and later: normal boosters, custom variant shots, or universal coronavirus vaccines. Read The Full Article
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Regulators recommend remote inspections for use post-pandemic Source: European Pharmaceutical Review A review of remote regulatory inspections has recommended that they be used in conjunction with on-site visits to enable GxP oversight post-pandemic. Read The Full Article
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Hedgehogs had MRSA superbug long before antibiotics use, research finds Source: The Guardian Animals thought to have developed the illness about 200 years ago after bacterial infections gained resistance to natural antibiotics. Read The Full Article
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Elizabeth Holmes verdict: researchers share lessons for science Source: Nature Theranos case highlights the importance of peer review for biotech entrepreneurs, scientists say. Read The Full Article
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Artificial Intelligence to Assist, Tutor, Teach and Assess in Higher Ed Source: Inside Higher Ed Higher ed has not been immune to the Great Resignation. Many universities have long lists of open positions. We are on the cusp of filling some of those openings and more with cost-efficient, reliable and effective artificial intelligence. Read The Full Article
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Top 8 cybersecurity predictions for 2022 Source: CSO Seeing opportunities in the mass move to remote work, cyberattackers are updating their tactics, compelling security leaders to respond. Experts make their predictions about threat reduction, compliance, supply chain management, security spending and more. Read The Full Article