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What CITI Program is Reading – May 10, 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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Accommodating Mental Health Source: Inside Higher Ed The national mental health crisis plaguing colleges is stretching disability support offices, where more students are registering psychological disorders to receive classroom accommodations.

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The gene-edited pig heart given to a dying patient was infected with a pig virus Source: MIT Technology Review The first transplant of a genetically-modified pig heart into a human may have ended prematurely because of a well-known—and avoidable—risk.

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A U.S. pediatricians' group is trying to eliminate race-based medical guidance Source: NPR The American Academy of Pediatrics is reexamining its treatment recommendations. Pediatricians have followed flawed guidelines linking race to risks for urinary infections and newborn jaundice. Read The Full Article
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Fostering Responsible Computing Research Source: National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine Download a PDF of "Fostering Responsible Computing Research" by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for free. Read The Full Article
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Engineers pave way for next-gen deep ultraviolet lasers Source: Cornell Chronicle Cornell engineers have created a deep-ultraviolet laser using semiconductor materials that show great promise for improving the use of ultraviolet light for sterilizing medical tools, purifying water and sensing hazardous gases. Read The Full Article
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How to capture and use near-miss lab-incident reports in academia Source: Chemical and Engineering News Systems can be large or small, expensive or cheap—either way they’re worth the effort, leaders say.

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A new vision of artificial intelligence for the people Source: MIT Technology Review ln a remote rural town in New Zealand, an Indigenous couple is challenging what AI could be and who it should serve. Read The Full Article
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Another Firing Among Google’s A.I. Brain Trust, and More Discord Source: New York Times The researchers are considered a key to the company’s future. But they have had a hard time shaking infighting and controversy over a variety of issues.

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China expands control over genetic data used in scientific research Source: Nature Guidelines released this year are the latest regulations to protect China’s genetic resources, but some scientists say they are making collaborations harder. Read The Full Article
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The Future Of Learning Is Radically Decentralized: What’s Next For Higher Education? Source: Forbes Higher education is moving from a centralized framework to a world where most learning happens beyond the boundaries of traditional institutions. Universities should focus on reassessing the type of problems they can solve and rethinking them from scratch.

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