You Are Invited! CCTS Opens Its House on August 2nd

You Are Invited! CCTS Opens Its House on August 2nd

Join us from 4-6pm at the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS) on Wednesday, Aug. 2, for hors d'oeuvres and chat with science-savvy CCTS staff. An outstanding opportunity to have fun while learning about our many initiatives in support of clinical and translational science. New stations will feature information on the OnCore implementation, Kaizen and I-Corps training opportunities, SHARe multisite study consortium, and our Informatics Gateway. RSVPs requested, but walk-ins welcome.

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2017 Community Engagement Institute Announces Call for Sessions and Posters

2017 Community Engagement Institute Announces Call for Sessions and Posters

CCTS is accepting submissions for workshop sessions and posters for its fourth annual CEI, which will take place on Fri. Oct. 6 at the BJCC. The theme is “Community Health from Engagement and Environmental Renewal (CHEER) for Civil Inclusion & Empowerment.” Faculty, students, community members, business leaders, advocates, consumers, and sponsors are all encouraged to participate. Submit your abstract by Fri. Sept. 8.

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NIH Recognizes CCTS Alum Dr. Stephen Aller for Translational Approach in Cystic Fibrosis

NIH Recognizes CCTS Alum Dr. Stephen Aller for Translational Approach in Cystic Fibrosis

In his recent Congressional budget briefing, NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins extolled the translational science of Dr. Stephen Aller, who has integrated a cutting-edge technology (cryo-electron microscopy) into his Cystic Fibrosis research on the misfolding of membrane proteins that contributes to the symptoms and shortened life expectancy of those with this disease.

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Dr. Anthony C. Hood Shares Team Science Tips

Dr. Anthony C. Hood Shares Team Science Tips

CCTS One Great Community Chair and UAB Collat School of Business Associate Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship Dr. Anthony C. Hood explored sources of team conflict and provided evidence-based advice on how to minimize and resolve it.

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July Forum Helps PIs Find Hidden Clinical Trial Dollars

July Forum Helps PIs Find Hidden Clinical Trial Dollars

Negotiating a fair, appropriate budget is only the first in a series of steps PIs and their teams can take toward operating a solvent clinical trial. The July CCTS Forum featured a panel of experts who shared their tips for successfully managing clinical trial budgets.

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Mark Your Calendar for CCTS Biomedical Informatics Half-Day Immersion Course

Mark Your Calendar for CCTS Biomedical Informatics Half-Day Immersion Course

CCTS and the UAB Informatics Institute will cohost this half-day “speed session” on Thur. July 27, providing an overview of key biomedical informatics topics such as re-use of health data, bioinformatics, clinical terminologies, and data organization and structure. Registrants will receive materials prior to the event.

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CCTS Announces New Dates for Kaizen R2T Game!

CCTS Announces New Dates for Kaizen R2T Game!

Have fun while mastering required NIH policies for rigor, reproducibility, and transparency (R2T) in our online Kaizen game! The next round of this highly popular approach to learning competencies will run July 17-Aug. 7. Kaizen R2T is open to players at any professional level across the CCTS Partner Network.

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CCTS Mock NIH Study Section Review Shares Tips for R01 Success

CCTS Mock NIH Study Section Review Shares Tips for R01 Success

What does it take to move an NIH R01 grant through submission and resubmission to finally achieve the coveted “NOGA” (Notice of Grant Award)? More than 60 attendees gathered at our annual Mock NIH Study Section Review last week to find out.

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CCTS Hosts Community Health Innovation Awards Reception

CCTS Hosts Community Health Innovation Awards Reception

Catch the highlights from our fifth CHIA ceremony and learn more about the award-winning grantees whose projects will tackle some of Birmingham’s most challenging health issues.

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Last Chance to Take CCTS Communications Survey-Closing July 12th

Last Chance to Take CCTS Communications Survey-Closing July 12th

Please take a moment to share your thoughts about our website and the CCTS Digest. How can we improve our communication efforts to better meet your information needs? Click through takes less than 5 minutes although we welcome more thoughtful replies.

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July CCTS Forum to Explore the Business Side of Clinical Trials

July CCTS Forum to Explore the Business Side of Clinical Trials

What are the critical considerations in crafting and negotiating a fair and appropriate clinical trial budget? Join us on Wed. July 5th for a discussion of the financial realities and hidden costs of implementing a clinical trial. Discover how other clinical trial experts get the best deal for their research units.

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Mark Your Calendar for Our 2017 Community Engagement Institute!

Mark Your Calendar for Our 2017 Community Engagement Institute!

The 4th annual CCTS CEI will take place on Fri., Oct. 6th, at the BJCC. The theme is “Community Engagement and Environmental Renewal (CHEER) for Civil Inclusion and Empowerment.” CEI 2017 will feature two keynote speakers: President and CEO of Associated Black Charities Mrs. Diane Bell McKoy and Dr. Errol Crook, Director of the Center for Healthy Communities and Chair of Internal Medicine, University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

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