Mark Your Calendar for a Special CCTS Forum

Mark Your Calendar for a Special CCTS Forum

Join us on Wed., Oct. 4, for a demonstration of the Stanford d.school innovation by design thinking process, a human-centered approach to strategic problem solving. Bring your ideas for improving trainings for early stage investigators!

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Seats Filling Fast! Register for 4th Annual CEI Today

Seats Filling Fast! Register for 4th Annual CEI Today

Registration for our 2017 Community Engagement Institute will close Thurs., Oct 5. Special student sponsored rates end on Sun., Oct. 1. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear from other health equity and social justice change agents at this lively event, which will take place at the BJCC 7:30 am-3:30 pm on Fri., Oct. 6.

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CCTS Announces New Dates, Topic for Case Studies in Mentoring

CCTS Announces New Dates, Topic for Case Studies in Mentoring

Our popular 8-week mentoring series will return this fall, with a new topic, “Cultivating Ethical Behavior” added to the lineup. The new sessions will take place on Wednesdays and Fridays, starting Wed., Oct. 11. Register now, seating is limited!

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CCTS Thanks Its OnCore Support Team and SuperUsers

CCTS Thanks Its OnCore Support Team and SuperUsers

One of the key ingredients when migrating to a new clinical trials management system is a strong core team—CCTS applauds the staff who are working hard behind the scenes to ensure the transition to OnCore is smooth and successful.

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Present Your Non-Coding RNA Research at Upcoming Symposium

Present Your Non-Coding RNA Research at Upcoming Symposium

CCTS and the UAB Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences invite abstracts for the poster session at the 2017 Non-Coding RNA Symposium, which will take place Fri., Nov. 3. Prizes will be awarded to the top posters. Abstracts are due Fri., Oct. 13.

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Enter the CCTS-UAB Informatics Institute i2b2 Abstract Contest to Win $1000

Enter the CCTS-UAB Informatics Institute i2b2 Abstract Contest to Win $1000

Do you have a great clinical research question and just need some data to answer it? UAB's i2b2 self-service data repository may be just the resource you need. Once you have found your data and answered your question, share the news with us - you could win $1000 by submitting a one-page abstract describing your findings. Submissions are due Friday, November 17.

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New Kaizen R2T Game Opens Sept. 25 - Register Today!

New Kaizen R2T Game Opens Sept. 25 - Register Today!

Have fun while mastering required NIH competencies in rigor, reproducibility, and transparency(R2T). The latest round of our R2T game will run Sept. 25-Oct. 18. Using the CCTS Informatics-created platform, Kaizen, this R2T training opportunity is open to anyone across the CCTS Partner Network. Registration required.

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Sept. CCTS Forum Explores the Challenge of Increasing Diversity in Clinical Trials

Sept. CCTS Forum Explores the Challenge of Increasing Diversity in Clinical Trials

Recruiting from under-represented populations is essential to ensuring evidence produced by clinical trials translates into health improvements for everyone. Our latest Monthly Forum featured experts from UAB, Vanderbilt, and University of Massachusetts who shared their best practices for achieving diversity in clinical trials.

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Visit CCTS at Auburn Research Day Expo

Visit CCTS at Auburn Research Day Expo

On Friday, Sept. 22, CCTS will participate in an exposition held in conjunction with our Network Partner Auburn University's "This is Research: Faculty Symposium 2017." Look for us at Table 17 in the Auburn Student Center from 11am-1pm and stop by for a chat in between an array of scientific mini-talks ranging from the promise of nanocellulose and outsmarting viruses to better methods for growing oysters and meeting housing needs.

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CEI Deadline for Abstracts Extended! Submit by Friday, Sept. 22nd

CEI Deadline for Abstracts Extended! Submit by Friday, Sept. 22nd

It is not too late to submit an abstract for a poster, session, or "Cookies and Conversation" networking table for our upcoming 4th Annual Community Engagement Institute (CEI), a full-day symposium that will take place at the BJCC on Friday, Oct. 6. We invite any interested faculty, students, community members, business leaders, advocates, consumers, and sponsors from across the CCTS Partner Network to join us!

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Exploring the Nexus between Health Literacy and Patient Outcomes

Exploring the Nexus between Health Literacy and Patient Outcomes

Nurse scientist Dr. Joy Deupree updated a standing room only crowd on local, state, and national initiatives to improve public health by addressing the issue of low health literacy, which affects an estimated 57% of adult Alabamians and is linked to adverse events such as rehospitalization and death. CCTS cosponsored the event.

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What's New on the CCTS Website: Samples Added to Grant Library

What's New on the CCTS Website: Samples Added to Grant Library

Are you working on a K01, K23, R21, or R01? Wish you could see a successful Specific Aims or Research Strategy section or a Summary Statement? Wondering how to address NIH Rigor and Reproducibility requirements? Look no further than our newly updated CCTS Grant Library! CCTS thanks Drs. Agarwal, Elopre, Shacka, and Aslibekyan for sharing their award-winning proposals.

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CCTS Alum, Experts in the News

CCTS Alum, Experts in the News

In case you missed it, several of our former CCTS trainees, awardees, and panel participants have made the news this past summer. We applaud their accomplishments, highlighted here to inspire the next generation of clinical and translational scientists as well as the CCTS experts who supported these super stars along the way (many of whom have recently made the news as well!).

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New Case Studies in Mentoring Helps Attendees Navigate Challenging Terrain

New Case Studies in Mentoring Helps Attendees Navigate Challenging Terrain

Whether you are a mentor or mentee (or both), our latest series offers a topic you are sure to appreciate. Discussions are facilitated, seats are limited, and topics are repeated to ensure attendees have ample opportunity to participate.

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Submit Your Abstract Today! Deadline for 4th Annual CEI Session, Poster, “Cookies and Conversation” Nears

Submit Your Abstract Today! Deadline for 4th Annual CEI Session, Poster, “Cookies and Conversation” Nears

Join us for our 4th Annual Community Engagement Institute (CEI), a full-day symposium focused on issues related to health equity and social justice that 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. Abstract deadline is 5pm on Friday, Sept. 8.

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