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The Consortium conducts original research, serves students and faculty, and advances public dialogue and understanding on emerging issues at the intersection of science and society.
A new online resource, developed by experts in the Clinicial and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) and the Department of Pediatrics, is now available to University of Minnesota clinical researchers, grant coordinators and others to help them save time when completing the National Institutes of Health Study Record, which is used to collect information on proposed human subjects research, clinical research, and clinical trials. The “Successfully Navigating the NIH Study Record” course is a curated collection of NIH instructions that take applicants step-by-step through the completion of the NIH Study Record. In addition, the resource offers answers to frequently asked questions, tips, and expert opinion about how to complete the Study Record. The resource is now available in the University of Minnesota’s Training Hub. CTSI is a Consortium member center.
An article in Nature describes the need for more diversity in genomic research. As of 2018, 78% of data use in genome-wide association studies (GWAS) were derived from people of European descent. Last November, the Consortium sponsored a conference, "Law, Genomic Medicine & Health Equity: How Can Law Support Genomics and Precision Medicine to Advance the Health of Underserved Populations?" Among the speakers was Nanibaa' Garrison (Seattle Children's, University of Washington). Prof. Garrison, a member of the Navajo Nation, works with Native American leaders to address ethical concerns about genetic research within tribal communities. View her presentation, along with a related one by Native scholar Spero Manson (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus). The conference, held at Meharry Medical College, was co-sponsored by the Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance, and the Minnesota Precision Medicine Collaborative.
Registration is open for Mini Bioethics Academy, a three-evening education series sponsored by the Center for Bioethics, a Consortium member. The Academy helps the public engage with faculty in learning about the ethical challenges in today's society. You can choose to attend one, two, or all three sessions. The dates are Wednesdays, Apr 24, May 1, and May 8 from 6:30-8 pm at 2-690 Moos Tower on the east bank of the UMN campus. Registration: $10/session or $25/3 sessions; student rate is $5/session or $10/3 sessions. Click here to learn more about the topics and register.
This coming summer, the Mayo Clinic is offering a training opportunity, "New Frontiers in Bioethics & Regulation of Human Subjects Research." The two-day course, which is appropriate for clinicians, research coordinators, IRB staff, hospital and clinic administrators, research participants, and others involved in human subjects research protections, will focus on new ethical and regulatory issues using real-world cases and multidisciplinary panel discussions. Continuing Medical Education credits are available – to learn more and register, click here.