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July 2016

The Heart-Brain Connection: The Link between LQTS and Seizures

The Heart-Brain Connection: The Link between LQTS and Seizures

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center recently discovered a genetic link between Long QT Syndrome, a rare cardiac rhythm disease, and an increased risk for seizures. The study, which was partially funded by the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, also found that people with LQTS who experience seizures are at greater risk of sudden cardiac death. 

CTSI Faculty Pilot Project Identifies New Hearing Test for Autism Risk

CTSI Faculty Pilot Project Identifies New Hearing Test for Autism Risk

Research partially supported by a CTSI Faculty Pilot award may offer a new way to screen very young children for Autism. The study shows that children with Autism may have inner ear deficiencies that impact their ability to recognize speech.

New Study: Race, Not Gender, is Key Factor in NIH Funding

New Study: Race, Not Gender, is Key Factor in NIH Funding

A new study in Academic Medicine has found that women of color were less likely to receive NIH funding compared with Caucasian women. The study concluded that race, not gender, is the most significant factor influencing funding from the NIH.

REDCap Tip of the Month: Adding Progress Bars in REDCap

REDCap Tip of the Month: Adding Progress Bars in REDCap

Including a progress bar in your survey may help reduce survey dropout. While REDCap does not have the capability to create a progress bar out of the box, you can add one with some clever use of HTML.

UR CTSI Welcomes New Medical Students in the Academic Research Track

UR CTSI Welcomes New Medical Students in the Academic Research Track

A new crop of medical students have begun a "year out" for mentored research. The Academic Research Track (ART) program, which is funded by the UR CTSI, offers students interested in pursuing research as part of their careers the opportunity to delve into research while attending medical school.

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