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IRB privacy and data security class offered

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Sign up for the Protecting Participants and Ourselves:IRB and Privacy Issues in Health Science Survey Research class on Oct. 20 from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Masonic Cancer Research building, room 450.

Sponsored by the University Survey Peer Network, the Office of Institutional Research and the Office of Measurement Services, this for-credit, 90-minute session will be based on actual IRB, HRPP, privacy or data security scenarios. When registering, participants are asked to submit questions so the class can focus on concrete best practice strategies to protect participants and clinical research staff.

To RSVP and submit questions or comments, e-mail opa@umn.edu by October 13 and include include "Will attend SPN session" in the subject line.

First community engagement summit a success

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OCEHSummit.png The Transforming Partnerships: Community Engagement for Health Summit on Sept. 21 drew more than 80 community and UMN stakeholders for a day of discussion at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Participants learned about new directions for engaging in meaningful research partnerships. Hosted by the Office of Community Engagement for Health (OCEH), this event officially kicked off CTSI's community engagement agenda, which included a morning panel discussion with Dr. Bruce Blazar, Andrew Nelson, and Dr. Andrew Furco. Keynote speaker Dr. Susan LeBailly, director of the Practice Based Research Program at the Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences (NUCATS) Institute, highlighted best practices in community engagement. Later in the day, chairs of each OCEH community council, Dr. Rahul Koranne, Dr. Jennifer Lundblad, Mr. Mitchell Davis, Jr., and Mr. Jim Krile, gave their perspectives on how the CTSA can provide opportunities for the community. Moderated small group discussion focused on community engagement goals and growth opportunities. "There were truly honest conversations and feedback," said Dr. Sheila Riggs, director of the OCEH, reflecting on the afternoon table discussions and audience polls.

Science Cafe sparks discussion about genetic disorders

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Science Cafe
Nearly 30 people attended CTSI's quarterly Science Cafe on Sept. 22 to hear about new therapies and alternative treatments used in clinical trials to treat rare genetic neurological disorders.

Chester Whitley, M.D., Ph.D. provided a detailed overview of clinical research that leads to improved health for those affected by rare genetic and metabolic disorders such as Hunter syndrome, Tay-Sachs disease, Sanfilippo syndrome, Gaucher disease and Hurler syndrome.

View Dr. Whitley's presentation here

Advice from the Nutrition Corner

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The UMN Farmer's Market is in its final weeks and Michelle Hanson, CTSI research dietitian, shares this 10-minute simple but tasty dish that is currently being used in a Native American study at CTSI.

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4 c. cut green beans
1 t. olive oil
½ c. sliced green onions
4 cloves of garlic
2 c. plum tomato, seeded and thinly sliced (about ¾lb)
2 T. chopped fresh basil (or 2 t. dried basil)
¼ t. Salt
1/8 t. Pepper

1. Steam green beans, covered, 5 minutes or until tender. Drain well, and set aside.
2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high level heat.
3. Add onions and garlic; sauté 1 minute.
4. Add green beans; sauté 3 minutes.
5. Add tomato and remaining ingredients; sauté 2 minutes.

Yield: 4 (1 c.) Servings

The Farmer's Market is held on the east bank at the Church Street pedestrian mall every Wednesday from 11 am until 2 pm through October 5.

IHI kicks off lecture series

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Learn about health informatics, record banks and strategies to build an effective public health information infrastructure. On Wednesday Sept. 28 at 3:30 pm in the Mayo Auditorium Dr. William Yasnoff, M.D., Ph.D. will present Integrating Public Health and Clinical Care Using Electronic Health Information.

Sponsored by the UMN's Institute for Health Informatics, this presentation covers guidelines established in 2001 by the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, which calls for public policy to establish a health information infrastructure.

A national leader in health informatics, Dr. Yasnoff is past senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Health Information Infrastructure. He also helped establish the federal Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and has authored more than 300 publications and presentations on health informatics.

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