Help Us Help You! Take Our 5-Minute CCTS Communications Survey

Help Us Help You! Take Our 5-Minute CCTS Communications Survey

Does Digest provide news you can use? Is our website wonderful or woeful? To better serve your information needs, please take our 5-minute survey. Responses, due Monday, June 12, will be anonymous.

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Calling All Trainers! Don’t Miss the June CCTS Forum on Kaizen

Calling All Trainers! Don’t Miss the June CCTS Forum on Kaizen

On Wed. June 7, CCTS Informatics Codirector and UAB Assistant Dean of Clinical Education Dr. James Willig, creator of the Kaizen platform, will explore the many ways this flexible, web-based tool can be used to develop trainings based on gamification theory. Learn how Kaizen can help your trainees not only learn, but also retain their knowledge.

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CHIA Announces Results, Stay Tuned for Awards Ceremony

CHIA Announces Results, Stay Tuned for Awards Ceremony

CCTS is pleased to announce its six 2017 Community Health Innovation Award (CHIA) grantees. A total of $85,000 will be distributed to enable these grantees to develop their projects addressing health concerns in the Birmingham community. A date for the awards ceremony will be announced soon.

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Only Four Slots Remain for June I-Corps South Regional Training

Only Four Slots Remain for June I-Corps South Regional Training

Postdocs and faculty throughout the CCTS Partner Network are encouraged to finalize their teams and register for the upcoming I-Corps training. Whether you want to know more about the commercialization of scientific discoveries, or how to better convey the value of your research to sponsors, this unique opportunity will deliver.

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CCTS Children’s Health Research Unit Opens New Space

CCTS Children’s Health Research Unit Opens New Space

To meet the growing needs of our pediatric researchers, we have opened a new 2,547-square-feet facility on the 3rd floor of Dearth Tower. Our space on the 7th floor of Dearth Tower, the “CHRU Satellite,” will continue to see patients as well.

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UAB Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund Accepting Applications

UAB Health Services Foundation General Endowment Fund Accepting Applications

The HSF-GEF provides support to multidisciplinary projects in clinical care, medical education, lab research, and patient-oriented research. The fund has awarded nearly $64 million for 316 projects since it began in 1996. Apply by 4pm Friday June 30, 2017.

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FDA Seeking Your Thoughts on Patient Engagement

FDA Seeking Your Thoughts on Patient Engagement

FDA has opened a public docket in the Federal Register for input on a new Office of Patient Affairs and other ongoing and potential efforts to provide a more transparent, accessible, and robust experience for patients. Comments accepted until June 12.

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May CCTS Forum Explores Public-Private Partnerships in Translational Science

May CCTS Forum Explores Public-Private Partnerships in Translational Science

At our fourth Innovating in Healthcare Forum, Dr. Scott Weir, director of the University of Kansas Medical Center’s Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation, shared lessons learned in moving scientific discoveries from an academic medical setting into a commercialization pipeline.

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CCTS Updates Voucher Program

CCTS Updates Voucher Program

We have updated our voucher program to provide up to $5,000 in direct research support to overcome small barriers in grant and peer-reviewed journal article development by accessing CCTS expertise in study design, data analysis, and clinical services.

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Translational Bioinformatics Mini-Symposium Spotlights Collaborative Opportunities

Translational Bioinformatics Mini-Symposium Spotlights Collaborative Opportunities

More than 100 people attended this inaugural event, which showcased informatics projects in immunology, omics, and complex diseases like cancer and started a dialogue between bioinformatics and other disciplines (biostatistics, structural analytics, network medicine).

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CCTS Connects at Translational Science 17 Annual Meeting

CCTS Connects at Translational Science 17 Annual Meeting

CCTS investigators, trainees, and staff embodied TS17’s tagline—“explore, collaborate, educate, and innovate”—sharing innovative techniques, discussing best practices, and gaining inspiration from the outstanding efforts of colleagues from across the CTSA network.

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FDA Visits UAB to Discuss Inspections of Clinical Investigators

FDA Visits UAB to Discuss Inspections of Clinical Investigators

Barbara Wright, FDA Consumer Safety Officer and Bioresearch Monitoring Specialist, addressed a packed room at the latest Alabama Society of Clinical Research Associates chapter meeting, held at UAB on April 26, providing numerous tips for passing an inspection.

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CCTS Informatics Gateway Open for Business

CCTS Informatics Gateway Open for Business

The CCTS Informatics Gateway, a joint effort with our partner the UAB Informatics Institute, supports biomedical research across the translational spectrum, from study design and data sets to innovative tools and data analytic services. Request a consultation today!

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