N.W.T. teens receive $25K to keep publishing magazine dedicated to Inuvialuit youth

When childhood friends Cassidy Lennie-Ipana and Mataya Gillis began their Inuvialuit youth magazine Nipaturuq a year ago, they had no clue they would now be working on its fourth edition.

Gillis, 16, from Inuvik, N.W.T., said it all started when the two took part in the Inuvialuit Living History Project, when they travelled to Ivvavik National Park and had to complete a project in the summer of 2019.

“We thought it would just be this little fake magazine,” Gillis said. “We had no feeling that it was going to be big.”

Now the magazine just landed $25,000 in funding from Canadian Roots Exchange to continue publishing.

Gillis said part of the reason they continued is they started to see the impact of the magazine, which focuses on Inuvialuit youth.

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“People just seemed really interested in it and we thought, wow, this could make such a big difference because it’s

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Fred Hutch opens dedicated research center in Seattle to test treatments for COVID-19 patients

The COVID-19 Clinical Research Center, foreground, in the Minor Building on Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Seattle campus. (Fred Hutch Photo)

Seattle’s Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is opening a new facility dedicated to testing treatments for people who have tested positive for COVID-19.

The COVID-19 Clinical Research Center, or CCRC is one of the first stand-alone facilities in the country designed for such work, according to Fred Hutch announcement on Monday. Located in the Minor Building on Fred Hutch’s South Lake Union campus, it was funded by philanthropic donations and public/private partnerships.

Scientists and clinicians will partner in the space with study volunteers, health care providers, research institutes, foundations and the biotech/pharmaceutical industry on Phase 1 through 3 clinical trials (observational and interventional) for COVID-19-positive participants.

Two studies are already underway:

  • A Phase 3 randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy and safety of remdesivir (GS-5734TM)
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FDA announces dedicated center for digital health regulation

  • The FDA is creating a Digital Health Center of Excellence.
  • But some experts aren’t sure if the FDA will be able to follow through on its launch because of political hoops it must jump through first.
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The FDA is creating a Digital Health Center of Excellence (DHCE)—which will establish a dedicated regulatory framework for digital health developers and assist in getting products to market faster.

4 in 5 us physicians have conducted virtual patient consultations as of July 2020

FDA is creating a Digital Health Center of Excellence.

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Headed by Bakul Patel—who’s been working within FDA’s digital health divisions—the agency is on the hunt for software engineers, experts in health AI, and healthcare security researchers to establish a regulatory blueprint for a range of technologies, including

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