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Issue 33


Our newest blog post features Erin Saybolt, the new Biomedical Innovation Intern working with CitSciBio. She is currently an undergraduate student at Ursinus College studying biology. She has a passion for citizen science and crowdsourcing and is excited to join the team!


Citizen science has rapidly transformed along with the changing technology available to researchers. In Rhetoric and Citizen Science in a Digital World, Lilian Black reviews James Wynn’s book,Citizen Science in the Digital Age: Rhetoric, Science, and Public Engagement. This book review is part of a series written by Dr. Ashley Rose Mehlenbacher’s research team in partnership with SciStarter.


In response to Hurricane Dorian, Zooniverse has partnered with Rescue Global in reactivating the crisis response network, Planetary Response Network. This response network allows people to identify important features from satellite images of affected areas so that first responders can better implement their response strategies


Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Supports research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.

Funding is available from the NIH for research examining the impact of information technology on minority health and health disparity population relating to access to care, quality of care, patient engagement and health outcomes. This funding opportunity seeks to support the use of clinical trials, cooperative effectiveness research, observational studies, and implementation science in the investigation of information technology in reducing health disparities in populations.
Deadline: October 28, 2019



Over 2,500 publicly accessible journal articles available thanks to the National Library of Medicine (NLM).


Collaborative Workshops for Community Meaning-Making and Data Analyses: How Focus Groups Strengthen Data by Enhancing Understanding and Promoting Use.

Prioritizing the Needs of Caregivers of Older Adults to Support Their Help-Seeking Process as a First Step to Developing an eHealth Tool: The Technique for Research of Information by Animation of a Group of Experts (TRIAGE) Method.

Promoting Identification and Use of Aid Resources by Caregivers of Seniors: Co-Design of an Electronic Health Tool.

Creating the Urban Farmer's Almanac with Citizen Science Data.

Shifting from "Community-Placed" to "Community-Based" Research to Advance Health Equity: A Case Study of the Heatwaves, Housing, and Health: Increasing Climate Resiliency in Detroit (HHH) Partnership.

Understanding Multilevel Factors Related to Urban Community Trust in Healthcare and Research.

Game Theoretic Solution for Power Management in IoT-Based Wireless Sensor Networks.

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