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What CITI Program is Reading – May 24, 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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National Academies report cites ‘urgent’ need to recruit more diverse participants for clinical trials Source: STAT News A new National Academies report on the persistent lack of diversity in clinical trials calls for a paradigm shift that gives less power to institutions that fund and conduct clinical research and more to communities under study. Read The Full Article
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How a complex web of businesses turned private health records from GE into a lucrative portrait of patients Source: STAT News A monthslong STAT investigation shows how Quintiles and a constellation of other businesses took a GE Healthcare database and turned it into a far more valuable picture of the patients whose secrets it held.

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Microchips that mimic the human brain could make AI far more energy efficient Source: Science Neuromorphic chips could cut the power demands of digital assistants and other devices by orders of magnitude. Read The Full Article
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Federal judge orders injunction following harassment of University of Washington committee Source: NBC Right Now A federal judge granted the University of Washington a motion for a preliminary injunction, which prevents UW from releasing personal information requested by animal right activists. Read The Full Article
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Colleges Should Spend Covid-Relief Funds on Mental-Health Support, Education Department Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education The announcement is the latest in a series of efforts from federal lawmakers to address the campus mental-health crisis.

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Controversial plan brings Ph.D. students to biotech for training Source: Science Students will gain industry experience, but some worry their training and academic freedom will be limited Read The Full Article
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Cancer deaths among Black people drop, but still higher than other groups Source: STAT News Cancer death rates have steadily declined among Black people but remain higher than in other racial and ethnic groups, a new study shows. Read The Full Article
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The 2022 AAUP Survey of Tenure Practices Source: American Association of University Professors The 2022 AAUP Survey of Tenure Practices, the first survey of its kind since 2004, offers a snapshot of prevailing tenure practices and policies at four-year institutions with tenure systems. Read The Full Article
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Cybersecurity Authorities Issue Advisory on Common Initial Access Tactics Source: Health IT Security Cybersecurity authorities from the UK, the United States, Canada, the Netherlands, and New Zealand outlined common practices that threat actors use to gain initial access to victim networks. Read The Full Article
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The EU AI Act: What you need to know Source: ZDNet After data privacy and GDPR, the EU wants to leave its mark on AI by regulating it with the EU AI Act. Here's what it is, what it means for the world at large, when it's expected to take effect, and what experts from the Mozilla Foundation have to say. Read The Full Article
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Euro Roundup: EMA updates annexes on procedures for running GCP inspections Source: RAPS The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated a set of 15-year-old annexes about the procedures for conducting good clinical practice (GCP) inspections requested by the Committee for Medicinal Products for Human Use (CHMP). Read The Full Article
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‘A pretty big deal’: U.S. makes COVID-19 technologies available for use in developing countries Source: Science Biden administration has agreed to put licenses for 11 federally funded inventions in a global patent pool. Read The Full Article
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This Nobel Prize Winner Reveals Why Companies Should Want More Government Science Funding Source: Forbes Many of the most admired companies, including Google and Apple, have benefited directly from government-funded research.

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