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What CITI Program is Reading – March 14th, 2023

“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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Online learning has taken root. Now, let’s turn to quality Source: University World News In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which brought greater awareness of the benefits of blended tuition in Africa and beyond, the focus is turning aw... Read The Full Article
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Apple Watch study reveals most of us aren’t getting nearly enough sleep every night Source: 9 to 5 Mac Using data from the Apple Heart and Movement Study, collected by Apple Watch, researchers say that most people aren’t getting nearly enough sleep every night. Read The Full Article
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Caring for research animals can take a severe mental toll. Is anyone listening? Source: Science Compassion fatigue will strike most who work with lab animals. But addressing it is challenging.

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Statement on the Report of the National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity Source: National Institutes of Health This report contains the findings and recommendations of two NSABB Working Groups aimed at ensuring U.S. biosecurity efforts are positioned to keep pace with an evolving scientific enterprise. Read The Full Article
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Forget designer babies. Here’s how CRISPR is really changing lives Source: MIT Technology Review The gene-editing tool is being tested in people, and the first treatment could be approved this year. Read The Full Article
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Researchers are finding new ways to mitigate implicit bias in health care providers Source: Science Researchers, health care providers, and patients are exploring ways to mitigate implicit bias.

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Student-Led Nonprofit Petitions FDA to Strengthen Trial Reporting Enforcement Source: CenterWatch An international group of university students devoted to advancing health equity and access to therapies has filed a citizen’s petition urging for heightened efforts to improve compliance with trial reporting requirements. Read The Full Article
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Disaster research facilitated by new online tool Source: Environmental Factor The tool by the NIEHS Disaster Research Response (DR2) Program assists researchers in collecting perishable data following disasters. Read The Full Article
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AI is about to remake the pharmaceutical industry Source: Politico Algorithm-designed drugs are entering human trials. Read The Full Article
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Five tips for maximizing data security and ensuring HIPAA compliance Source: Medical Economics Building a foundation for cybersecurity can help physicians avoid costly mistakes. Read The Full Article
'What a mess’: How biotech startups grappled with SVB’s collapse Source: Biopharma Dive The bank’s failure caused some companies to question whether they could pay employees, while forcing many others to take steps to calm nervous investors. Read The Full Article