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USC/CHLA Investigator Develops Improved Method to Enable Earlier Assessments of Lung Health for Babies with a Positive Newborn Screening for Cystic Fibrosis

A new class of drugs has the potential to add years of robust health for children with cystic fibrosis—if administered at the right time. The noninvasive, improved method established by Danieli B. Salinas, MD, can spot early signs of lung disease in newborn babies to guide diagnosis and care.

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SC CTSI Leverages Unique Proximity to Hollywood Entertainment Industry to Include Health and Clinical Research Storylines in Popular Television Programs

The SC CTSI has joined forces with Hollywood, Health & Society, which is a health communications program based at the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center, to consult with the writers and creators of popular television shows and movies about how to integrate content about health and clinical research into their storylines. After just three years, the initiative has paired USC scientists with producers of dozens of shows to tell important stories about health and clinical research that affect all Americans.

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Saving Limbs and Lives: USC Investigator Assembles Novel Triage and Treatment Team to Prevent Amputation among Diabetes Patients

The Southern California Clinical and Translational Science Institute (SC CTSI) championed a pilot study to develop a multidisciplinary "hot foot line" team. The team is designed to rapidly assess and treat diabetic patients with foot ulcers to preserve limbs and prevent amputation.

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CHLA and SC CTSI Develop Interactive Virtual Robot Character to Boost Participation of Diverse Populations in Clinical Research

Kids and adults at Children's Hospital Los Angeles will be able to engage with "Zippy" the virtual research navigator to learn the basics about clinical research and why it's so vitally important for people from every population group to participate.

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USC Clinical Researcher Gives Online and Social Media Study Recruitment a Try — and it Changes Everything

James Finley, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, got recruitment help from the SC CTSI's Digital Innovation and Communication group for his study of balance and risk of falls in post-stroke patients. Using new techniques to connect with potential participants online, the Digital Innovation team enabled Finley to increase study enrollment by 250 percent and to meet his accrual target in two months.

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Legal Aspects of Clinical Trials Discussed at Recent Regulatory Science Boot Camp/Symposium

Principal investigators and regulatory professionals must stay up-to-date with numerous legal requirements and strategies pertaining to clinical studies. These include U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) forms, contracts with sponsors, liabilities, indemnifications, special use protocols, and inventions to protect. And then there are international laws.

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SC CTSI Student Blog Captures Unique Team Science Workshop

Learn more about SC CTSI's Team Science Workshop that took place on September 26th, 2019

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USC Study Shows Occupational Therapy Helps Diabetes Patients Make Lifestyle Changes that Can Prevent Serious Health Complications

The pilot study is the first to be completed under a novel academic-government collaboration between the SC CTSI, the UCLA CTSI, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services

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