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What CITI Program is Reading – May 17, 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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How to Solve the Student-Disengagement Crisis Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education Six experts diagnose the problem — and suggest ways to fix it.

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Clearview AI agrees to permanent ban on selling facial recognition to private companies Source: The Verge Clearview dropped most private contracts in 2020. Read The Full Article
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Abbott and Women as One Partner to Help More Underrepresented Physicians Lead Clinical Trials Source: Yahoo Finance Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today announced a new partnership with Women as One to launch a new program designed to train more female and underrepresented physicians to pursue clinical trial research. Read The Full Article
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Illinois college, hit by ransomware attack, to shut down Source: NBC News Lincoln College, which broke ground in 1865, is one of only a handful of rural American colleges that qualify as predominantly Black institutions by the Department of Education. Read The Full Article
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FDA Declines to Disqualify Minneapolis Investigators and IRB from Running Trials Source: CenterWatch The FDA has turned down a citizen petition seeking that the investigators and the institutional review board (IRB) at Minneapolis, Minn.-based Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) be barred from conducting clinical trials. Read The Full Article
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CDC investigating 109 unusual hepatitis cases in kids in outbreak Source: STAT News The number of suspected hepatitis cases in children has risen to more than 100 in the U.S., and the CDC focuses on an adenovirus.

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U.S. math professor found guilty in latest China Initiative trial Source: Science Mingqing Xiao convicted on tax charges, but found not guilty of grant fraud.

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Pandemic delays to afflict polar science until late this decade Source: Science Backlog of NSF-funded work will allow few new U.S. large projects.

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The Research on How Nature Affects Mental Health Has a WEIRD Problem Source: Vice That's WEIRD as in Western-Educated-Industrialized-Rich-Democratic. Read The Full Article
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MIT students and postdocs advocate for increased federal support of scientific research on Capitol Hill Source: MIT News Students and postdocs from MIT's Science Policy Initiative met with lawmakers to advocate for increased science-engineering-technology funding on Congressional Visit Days 2022. Read The Full Article