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What CITI Program is Reading – November 15, 2023

“What CITI Program is Reading” is our biweekly 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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A ‘Near-Record’ International Student Surge Source: Inside Higher Ed U.S. enrollment of international students surpassed pre-pandemic levels in 2022–23, fueled by sharp upticks from India and Africa. Will the trend continue?

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Wegovy cuts risk of heart attacks in milestone cardiovascular trial Source: STAT News Novo Nordisk’s obesity drug Wegovy notably cut the risk of heart attacks in a landmark cardiovascular trial that affirms the treatment offers health benefits beyond weight loss. Read The Full Article
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Do We Need An IRB/IEC Revolution? Source: Clinical Leader Are Institutional Review Boards (IRBs) and Independent Ethics Committees (IECs) the same? And if they're not, how are they different? Read The Full Article
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Correction is courageous Source: Science In a year when disagreements over scientific matters like COVID-19 continue to occupy political discourse, the surfacing of a spate of high-profile research errors is regrettable. Read The Full Article
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Rise of AI marks new chapter for university librarians Source: Times Higher Education From fax machines to dawn of the internet, librarians are used to facing ‘existential crises’ and many are embracing the challenge of ChatGPT head on.

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Effect of sit-stand workstation position and computer task on head and trunk postural sway and discomfort Source: Science Direct Adjustable-height desks may provide musculoskeletal health benefits to offset the effects of prolonged sitting. Read The Full Article
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Successful Mentoring Relationships Key for Research Students, Postdocs Source: AAMC The updated AAMC compacts are designed to help research students and postdocs develop relationships with mentors as they begin their careers. Read The Full Article
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Carnegie Is Changing How It Classifies R1 Institutions. Will Your University Make the Cut? Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education The metrics that determine who gets the long-coveted R1 status will be overhauled starting in 2025. Here’s how.

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G7 releases Guiding Principles and a voluntary Code of Conduct for AI developers Source: JD Supra The G7 - comprising seven of the world’s leading economies - has published a set of principles designed to promote the safe use of artificial intelligence systems. Read The Full Article
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U.S. Gave $30 Million to Top Chinese Scientist Leading China's AI 'Race' Source: Newsweek The US awarded at least 30 million dollars in grants to a top Chinese AI scientist who returned home to help China win in a field with vast military potential. Read The Full Article