Business/Accounting:
    • American Banker Online - Offers banking and financial services job seekers a free searchable job database and personal search agent.
    • MBA Highway.com - Offers online job search resources and content for the MBA-level job seekers, both professionals and students, and employers and recruiters.
    • MBA Jobs - Search for jobs by industry, location, or function. For MBA students and graduates. Lots of excellent advice for anyone looking for a job.
    • The Institute of Internal Auditors - Provides information about taking the exam for the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) designation. Visit their Career Center for openings for internal auditors.

    Computers/Information Technology:
    • Computerwork.com - Search by field or location. Submit your resume. Lots of articles about IT fields.
    • Computerworld - Listing of best places to work, salary survey, news, and features. Search their jobs database.
    • Datamasters - Computer industry salary survey. Data is based on 1999 compensation gathered from among more than 1400 employers of I.S. professionals.
    • DICE - Accepts job postings only from headhunters in the information technology field. Search the database or register to be automatically notified when a new listing matches your requirements.
    • Geekfinder - Over 200,000 jobs listed for computer professionals.
    • InfoWorld - Lots of news articles and information for the IT professional.
    • IT jobs - Search by location or category.

    Education - Early Childhood through High School:
    • Interfolio.com - Interfolio allows you to create an electronic portfolio so you can manage your important credentials online. Once you sign up and upload your documents, the application process becomes as simple as telling Interfolio where you want to apply and when. Interfolio does all the work!
    • Teachers-Teachers.com - Create your resume online. Then log on to their web site to find out which schools have viewed your resume. Then send a cover letter expressing your interest in that position.

    Engineering:
    • Graduating Engineer - Lots of feature articles, industry news, advice about resumes and job interviews, company profiles, entry-level salaries, and more.
    • PhD's.Org - Science, Math, and Engineering career resources for scientists and would-be scientists.

    Government Service and Public Policy:
    • Call To Serve - An education and outreach initiative designed to inform college students about the myriad opportunities in federal service.
    • Federal Jobs Digest - Search for jobs within the federal government and research government agencies.
    • Peace Corps - This site provides in depth information on positions available with the Peace Corps and the advantages that they offer.
    • Public Service Careers.org - PublicServiceCareers.org is your source for professional jobs in the NEW public sector - government, nonprofits, NGO's, consulting, contracting and academia. - and for high quality advice and information about public service careers.

    Graphic Arts:
    • 3dcafe.com - For those in graphic design. Post your resume and search job listings.
    • Graphic Artists Guild - Subscribe to their JOBline for a fee. Lists both freelance and staff employment opportunities in the graphic arts industry. Also check out group insurance benefits for guild members.

    Health Care:
    • HealthCareerWeb - Positions available for all areas of health care. Search for jobs, post your resume, and research employers.

    Higher Education:
    • Affirmative Action Register - Positions, both of an academic and non-academic nature, with colleges and universities from across the country.
    • Next Wave - Designed for Science majors and professionals. Articles about applying to grad school, employment statistics, articles about postdoc and faculty issues. Searchable database of funding options for biomedical scientists in the training phases of their career. Post your CV/Resume.
    • PhD's.Org - Science, Math, and Engineering career resources for scientists and would-be scientists.

    Natural Sciences and Mathematics:
    • Careers in Science and Engineering - A student planning guide to grad school and beyond. Intended to help undergraduate & graduate students in the sciences, engineering & mathematics.
    • Science/AAAS -  contains all the latest science news including career positions.

    Media:

    Social and Behavioral Sciences and Not-for-Profit Careers:
    • American Psychological Association - Check out their information on career paths taken by Baccalaureate recipients in Psychology, as well as career information on their 52 Specialized Areas of Interest.
     

    Sports Careers:
    • WorkInSports.com - WorkInSports.com works with hundreds of teams, leagues and organizations nationwide. Check this site for information about how to find an internship or job in the highly competitive sports industry.

     

    For additional information, contact Career & Professional Development Services at (205) 934-4324 or email careerservices@uab.edu.

    UAB News

    • Study shows generic drugs match brand name drugs in treatment of epilepsy
      More evidence that generic medications are as effective as brand name drugs.

      A new multisite study shows that two approved generic medications for epilepsy had no detectable difference in clinical effects when compared to their brand name counterpart. The findings were published this week in an advance online edition ofthe Lancet Neurology.

      The study, led by investigators at the University of Cincinnati, looked at two generics for the drug lamotrigine, a prescription antiepileptic medication. The University of Alabama at Birmingham was one of eight institutions involved in the study, which showed that, as long as patients adhere to treatment, the two generics did not show any difference in their bioequivalence.

      “Consequently, it should give increased confidence to both clinicians and patients that existing regulations are providing generic drugs that can be safely substituted, even in cases where medicine is lifesaving,” said Michael Privitera, M.D., professor in the Department of Neurology, director of the Epilepsy Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute and the study’s lead author. “Patients can now feel safe about substituting generics (of their antiepileptic drug) without concerns of interactions or undesired effects.”

      The study included 35 adult patients with epilepsy who currently take lamotrigine, and looked at long-term dosing using two currently on-market epileptic generic drugs. The researchers took measures to ensure treatment adherence, a factor that can affect long-term trials. This trial used patient diaries, electronic medication monitoring and tablet counts to keep adherence to nearly 100 percent. The study found that patients on generics had no increase in seizure risk, nor an increase in side effects.

      “There is now increasing evidence that there is no significant difference between generic medications and brand name medications for most conditions.”

      “This study should change how the medical community and patients view generic medications,” said Jerzy Szaflarski, M.D., Ph.D., professor in the Department of Neurology at UAB and director of the UAB Epilepsy Center in the School of Medicine. “There is now increasing evidence that there is no significant difference between generic medications and brand name medications for most conditions.”

      The need for effective generics is essential to some patients who need daily medication to treat serious conditions like epilepsy. The FDA estimates $230 billion per year is saved by generic substitutions.

      Along with the University of Cincinnati and UAB, the study’s co-authors included researchers from Drake University, University of Madison-Wisconsin, University of Kansas Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, University of Pennsylvania, the office of research for the Food and Drug Administration, and the University of Rochester.

      This study was funded by the American Epilepsy Society, Epilepsy Foundation, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Privitera is president of the American Epilepsy Society. He does not cite any conflicts of interest.

    • Submit art now for Alabama high school Statewide Student Juried Art Show
      UAB Department of Art and Art History Chair Lauren Lake, MFA, is the juror for this year’s show. The deadline for entry is Feb. 28.

      Young artists in Alabama take heed: The deadline for entries to the 2016 Statewide Student Juried Art Show is midnight Sunday, Feb. 28.

      This year the show will be juried by Lauren Lake, MFA, chair of the University of Alabama at BirminghamCollege of Arts and SciencesDepartment of Art and Art History.

      The department, in partnership with the Shelby County Arts Council and the Alabama State Council on the Arts, will present the show. The exhibition will offer merit awards, and Phillip Forstall of Forstall Art Center will also give gift certificate awards.

      The exhibition provides a great opportunity for student work to be seen by college and university faculty during the Shelby County Arts Council College Preview Day on Sunday, April 10. The preview day will take place at the Shelby County Arts Council, 104 Mildred St., Columbiana.

      The show is open to all Alabama high school students in grades 10-12 for the 2015-2016 academic year. Categories for submission are painting (oil, acrylic and watercolor), drawing, photography, 3-D design and mixed media.

      Submissions should be sent to submission@shelbycountyartscouncil.com along with the completed PDF entry form. For each work, artists may submit up to two digital images (a general view and a detailed view). JPG images must be attached to the application

      email. Digital images should be sent as JPGs, 72dpi, should measure 1,000 pixels on the longest side and must be saved at “high” quality.There is no cost to enter. More information on the 2016 Statewide Student Juried Art Show is available online at www.shelbycountyartscouncil.com and on the Department of Art and Art History’s website at www.uab.edu/cas/art. Full entry instructions are included on the entry form.

      Lake received her MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.A. degree in art education at the University of Florida. She was the recipient of the 2007 Southeastern College Art Conference Excellence in Teaching Award, the 2008 University of Florida College of Fine Arts International Educator Award and the 2009 College of Fine Arts Teaching Award.

      For questions, contact Jared Ragland, DAAH visual media and outreach coordinator, at raglandj@uab.edu.

    • UAB launches adult PCD clinic
      UAB clinic to see adult patients with primary ciliary dyskinesia.

      The University of Alabama at Birmingham has opened a clinic treating adults with primary ciliary dyskinesia, or PCD. A similar new clinic for children with PCD was opened at Children’s of Alabama in November 2015.

      PCD is an inherited disorder of moving cilia — the structures lining the airways, ears and sinuses. Moving cilia are needed to keep the lungs, sinuses and ears free of debris that can cause infection and disease. Poor-functioning cilia in PCD patients can lead to chronic, recurring infections and permanent damage.

      It is estimated up to 25,000 Americans and 400,000 people worldwide suffer from PCD. There is no identified at-risk population in terms of race, ethnicity, heritage or gender. However, there appears to be a higher incidence of PCD in cultures where marriage between close relatives is allowed or where the society is isolated by geographic barriers.

      The UAB and Children’s of Alabama clinics are the only clinics in the region to provide access to both pediatric and adult care. Marty Solomon, M.D., oversees the UAB adult clinic, while Wynton Hoover, M.D., oversees the pediatric clinic. The clinic is approved as a clinical care center by the Minneapolis-based Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia Foundation.

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