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, April 5, 2017
  • 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Innovating in Healthcare:
From Bench to Bedside, and Onward to Market:
Commercializing Academic Software


Mark Yandell, PhD
Founder, IDbyDNA Inc.
Professor of Human Genetics, University of Utah

Infectious diseases are one of the biggest killers in the world. Many infections are treatable if the pathogen can be quickly and accurately identified. IDbyDNA uses Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) based big data analytics to bring precision medicine to infectious diseases. IDbyDNA is on a mission to empower clinicians and researchers to identify any pathogen from any sample.

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

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.