ForumFlyer Clicktodownload V3On the first Wednesday of most months, we host an informal gathering known as the CCTS Forum, which offers colleagues an opportunity to learn the latest on a variety of clinical and translational science topics. The focus changes each month to help foster creative and unbridled discussion among a wide range of people from across UAB as well as the broader CCTS Partner Network.

The CCTS Forum takes place at the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS), which is situated in the heart of the University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. 

  • Please join us for hors d'oeuvres & refreshments 
  • at our next event on Wednesday, July 5, 2017
  • 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

The Business of Clinical Trials: Who Pays? Who Profits?


Steve Rowe, MD, MSPH
Director, Gregory Fleming James Cystic Fibrosis Research Center
Co-Director, CCTS Children's Health Research Unit

Mansoor Saleh, MD
Medical Director, UAB Clinical Trials Administration Office
Director, CCTS/CCC Phase I Clinical Trial Unit

Mark Dransfield, MD
Department of Medicine Professor, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care

You can join the CCTS Forum from your computer, tablet or smartphone: You can also dial in using your phone: US +1 312-757-3121
GotoMeeting Access Code: 533-000-725

For more information, please call or email us at 205-934-6670 /

Previous CCTS Forum Events

June 7, 2017
Speaker: James H. Willig, MD, MSPH, CCTS Informatics, Assistant Dean, Clinical Education, UAB
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Video Recording

May 3, 2017
Speaker: Scott J. Weir, PharmD, PhD, Director, Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI) and Translational Research Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center

April 5, 2017
Speaker: Mark Yandell, PhD, Founder of IDbyDNA Inc. and Professor of Human Genetics at the University of Utah

March 1, 2017
Speaker: Erik Schwiebert, PhD, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of DiscoveryBioMed, Inc. 
Slide Deck
Video Recording

February 1, 2017
Speaker: Amy Hester, PhD, RN, BC (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)

January 4, 2017
Speaker: Molly Wasko, PhD
Video Recording

Click here for our CCTS Monthly Forum Archive.