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July 2016 Newsletter

Did you miss it? An opinion piece from ROCC Star Matthew Hudson, PhD, MPH
Matthew HudsonDr. Hudson is the Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) Director, and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Director for the Greenville Health System.  He is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, and adjunct faculty member at the Arnold School of Public Health. As this month's ROCC Star, he shares his perspective on The Importance of Community and Vitality Promotion to Population Health.

Advocacy Corner

  • House Appropriations Committee Approves HHS Spending Bill
    In a markup that extended over two days, the House Appropriations Committee July 14 approved on a party-line vote, 31-19, the fiscal year (FY) 2017 Labor-HHS-Ed appropriations bill. The committee adopted five amendments to the bill approved by the subcommittee one week earlier. Read More

  • Senate Delays Cures Bill, as Window for Major Legislation Narrows
    Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the Senate health committee, said late Monday he hopes the Senate can reach an agreement and pass the legislation in September, when lawmakers return from a seven-week break. Read More


  • AAMC Health Equity Virtual Site Visit Highlights Duke Health
    A new AAMC Health Equity Virtual Site Visit (VSV) highlights Duke Health and the institution’s approach to health equity, including the Duke Center for Community and Population Health Improvement. The center was established to address and improve health equity through clinical service, research, education, and community engagement. Read more…

  • Senate Sends First Major Opioids Legislation to Obama’s Desk
    The first major legislation to address the growing crisis of opioid addiction is on its way to President Obama’s desk, after the Senate approved the package in a strong bipartisan vote on Wednesday. Read More…


  • Report: ‘Convergence science’ has potential to accelerate the research-to-product pipeline
    A new trend known as “convergence” science that has scientists reaching across disciplines to collaborate with engineers, technologists, and clinicians. Read more…

  • Why some cancer research data isn’t shared
    The efforts towards data sharing are often unfunded and costly to the researchers. Ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive patient information that’s being uploaded to a public website requires extra work. Read More…

  • So many research scientists, so few openings as professors
    The United States is producing more research scientists than academia can handle. Read more…

  • With a new owner, the hated ‘journal impact factor’ is overdue for a change
    The impact factor, a decades-old metric that purports to measure the quality of journals, is a bit like a corrupt bureaucrat: overly powerful, largely incompetent, and widely feared. Read more…


  • Outcomes From the NIH Clinical Research Training Program: A Mentored Research Experience to Enhance Career Development of Clinician-Scientists
    Data suggest that the Clinical Research Training Program (CRTP) helped foster the careers of research-oriented medical and dental students as measured by time conducting research, successful competition for federal funding, and the publication of their research. Read more…

Get Involved

  • Webinar: Are Learning Collaboratives Effective in Implementing Interventions for Obesity and Tobacco Dependence to Reduce Early Mortality in People with Mental Illness?
    From the Advanced Topics in Dissemination & Implementation Research webinar series hosted by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Division of Cancer Control & Population Sciences Implementation Science Team on July 27th at 10:30am ET. Read more…

  • Registration Open for 2016 GREAT and GRAND Professional Development Meeting
    “Shaping the Future” will be held September 29-October 1st at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel. The meeting will encourage attendees to focus on preparing for future research and research training needs in an environment that is more diverse and inclusive and places a greater emphasis on accountability. Read more…

  • AAMC Webinar on NIH Single IRB Policy Available
    A webinar for AAMC member institutions was held on Monday, July 11, 2016 to discuss the NIH final policy requiring the use of a single IRB for multi-site research, as well as the resources that the NIH has developed to assist with implementation. Read more…

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