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, September 6, 2017
  • 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm CDT
Challenges in Clinical Trial Recruitment: Focus on Under-Represented Populations

Challenges and Opportunities in Achieving Diversity in Clinical Trial Recruitment:
An Evidence-based Review

Jeroan J. Allison, MD, MS
Professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Vice Chair, Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
Associate Vice Provost, Health Disparities Research

Increasing Minority Recruitment: A UAB Success Story
Mona Fouad, MD, MPH

Senior Associate Dean, Diversity and Inclusion
Professor and Director, Division of Preventive Medicine
Director, UAB Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center
Director, CCTS Special Populations

Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE): 
A Culturally Competent Tool for Enhancing Informed Consent and Recruitment Protocols
Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc

Jane Knight Lowe Professor of Medicine
Vice Chair, Department of Medicine
Director, Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education (COERE)
Director, CCTS Mentored Career Development and Predoctoral Training Programs

STRIDE Panel Discussion
Featuring investigators from UAB, University of Massachusetts, and Vanderbilt University

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You can join the CCTS Forum from your computer, tablet or smartphone: You can also dial in using your phone: US +1 872-240-3412 
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For more information, please call or email us at 205-934-6670 /

 Previous CCTS Forum Events

July 5, 2017
Speaker: Heather Hathorne, PhD, RRT, CCRC; Steve Rowe, MD, MSPH; Mansoor Saleh, MD; Mark Dransfield, MD
Slide Deck
Video Recording

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