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, February 7, 2018
  • 4:00-5:30 PM

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 
GotoMeeting Access Code: 485-811-205 

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

 Previous CCTS Forum Events

December 6, 2017
Speakers: David Redden, PhD, Co-Director, CCTS Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) and Dorothy Odgon, MSIS, Assistant Professor, UAB Libraries
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Video Recording
CCTS Digest News Brief

October 4, 2017
Speaker: Molly Wakco, PhD, Associate Dean for Research, Innovation, and Faculty Success, Professor and Chair of the Department of Management, Information Systems, & Quantitative Methods, UAB Collat School of Business, and CCTS Executive Council Member
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September 6, 2017
Speakers: Jeroan J. Allison, MD, MS; Mona Fouad, MD, MPH; Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc
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Video Recording

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

June 7, 2017
Speakers: 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. 
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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.