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CCIDS Becomes a Partnering Unit of UMaine’s Institute of Medicine

On September 2, 2020, the University of Maine announced that the UMaine Medicine initiative, launched in Fall 2018, was being renamed as the Institute of Medicine. The mission of the Institute is “to develop through innovative and coordinated research, education, and strategic partnerships transformative solutions that enhance the health and wellbeing of the citizens of […]

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CAC Corner: News from the Community Advisory Committee

The CCIDS Community Advisory Committee (CAC) held its fall meeting via Zoom web conference on Monday, October 19, 2020. It was the final meeting led by co-chairs, Kile Pelletier and Maryann Preble. Results from the 2020 CAC Membership and Leadership Election appear below. Before proceeding to the October 19th meeting highlights, CCIDS and the CAC […]

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CCIDS Committee Works to Lessen Social Isolation

By Cynthia Thielen Last spring, a group of CCIDS staff formed a committee to address concerns that people with disabilities did not have regular access to FaceTime and Zoom to interact with friends, family members, and co-workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Known as the Social Un-Distancing Committee, its members created easy-to-understand instructions for using Zoom, […]

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