February 14 Professional Skills Training Program

February 14 Professional Skills Training Program

       The first Professional Skills Training Program of the year takes place at the same place but at a *new time,* from 8–9:30 a.m. in West Pavilion, room E on the topic:

    Preparing Career Development/Training Plans for NIH Career Development Awards (K) and NRSA Fellowship (F) Applications


Melissa O. McBrayer, MEd
CCTS Research Commons


Goal: To provide information on preparing career development/training plans for NIH Career Development Awards (K) and NRSA Fellowship (F) applications. After participating in this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Identify the similarities/differences in K and F award mechanisms including scope, eligibility, application process
  2. Plan the three sections of the K career development plan
  3. Plan the elements of Fellowship training plans
  4. Organize and plan personal statements for biographical sketches

Click here to register: http://pstp2013.eventbrite.com. 

The PSTP is designed to provide practical assistance in the areas of scientific writing (such as the development of grants and scientific manuscripts), scientific presentations, career development, and leadership. Developed and sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS), the target audience of the PSTP is all faculty, staff, trainees and students interested in expanding their professional skills in the stated areas. Seminars are held monthly on the second Thursday from 8 to 9:30 a.m. in West Pavilion Room E. 


The University of Alabama School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Alabama School of Medicine designates the seminar for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of ethnicity, gender, faith, gender identify and expression as well as sexual orientation.  UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.