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What CITI Program is Reading – September 27th, 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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NIH Collaboration Seeks to Help Understand U.S. Burden of Health Disparities: Why Your County Matters Source: NIH Director's Blog Since the early 1990s, federal support of research has increased to understand minority health and identify and address health disparities. Read The Full Article
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NIH’s BRAIN Initiative puts $500 million into creating most detailed ever human brain atlas Source: Science Neuroscientists will build on census of mouse brain as massive program moves into new phase.

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This Teenager Invented a Low-Cost Tool to Spot Elephant Poachers in Real Time Source: Smithsonian Magazine Seventeen-year-old Anika Puri created a machine-learning-driven model that analyzes the movement patterns of humans and elephants. Read The Full Article
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U.S. math professor gets probation, not prison, in China Initiative case Source: Science Mingqing Xiao is sentenced for tax return errors after jury rejected allegations of research fraud.

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CRISPR infusion eliminates swelling in those with rare genetic disease Source: Science Company reports first benefits to patients from injecting the molecular gene-editing tool into the blood.

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‘Papermill alarm’ software flags potentially fake papers Source: Nature The text-analysis tool could be used to help detect bogus research submitted to journals. Read The Full Article
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House Democrat presses bill to encourage more diversity in clinical trials run by NIH Source: STAT News Rep. Robin Kelly admits that the word "diversity" has scared some of her Republican colleagues away from her effort to improve representation in clinical trials.

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Prestige Hiring Across Academe Source: Inside Higher Ed Prior research demonstrates insular faculty hiring practices within certain disciplines. A new study finds them across fields. What does that mean for knowledge production?

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This college recruitment tool could be reinforcing bias, study says Source: Washington Post Students in low-resource school districts are at a disadvantage in receiving college marketing because of the biased design of a recruitment service, reports say. Read The Full Article