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, May 3, 2017
  • 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Innovating in Healthcare
Our Patients are Waiting! Public-Private Partnership to Bring New Treatments to Patients

Scott J. Weir, PharmD, PhD
Director, Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation (IAMI)
Translational Research Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center

IAMI develops drugs and supporting diagnostics applications in cancer and rare diseases for children, adolescents, and adults. Central to the translational research strategy of IAMI is establishing and executing projects through high performance collaborations with industry, academia, government and disease philanthropy organizations. With more than 28 years in the field, Dr. Weir has built a reputation for innovation, especially in repurposing approved drugs and rescuing abandoned ones.

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

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.