CCTS Drop-in Clinics: New Topics, New Schedule

CCTS Drop-in Clinics: New Topics, New Schedule

If it’s 11:30am-1pm on Wednesday, there are experts at CCTS! Bring your laptop and study-related questions about ClinicalTrials.gov registration and reporting (2nd & 3rd Wed.); IRB requirements (3rd Wed.); Biorepository, Bionutrition, and Clinical Research supports (1st Wed.); and Biostatistics, Epidemiology & Research Design (BERD) (every Wed.)—no appointment necessary! Learn more about our Recurring Events.

Read more


What's New on the CCTS Website: Research Data Request Pages

What's New on the CCTS Website: Research Data Request Pages

Are you a clinical, biomedical, or translational researcher in search of clinical data for your study? CCTS Informatics enables self-service (via i2b2) or analyst supported access to the UAB Enterprise Data Warehouse—learn about the different data levels and variables available, and submit your request via our new form.

Read more


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

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

Join us for our next CCTS Forum on Wed., April 5th, when Dr. Mark Yandell, University of Utah Professor of Human Genetics and Founder and Chief Scientific Officer, IDbyDNA, Inc., will discuss how the nexus of three fields—metagenomic next-generation sequencing, precision medicine, infectious disease—inspired him to build a business that empowers clinicians and researchers to identify any pathogen from any sample.

Read more


Can’t Get to Mobile, AL, Next Week? Attend the Annual CCTS Bioethics Symposium via GoToMeeting

Can’t Get to Mobile, AL, Next Week? Attend the Annual CCTS Bioethics Symposium via GoToMeeting

The Bioethics in Precision Medicine Symposium will take place next Thursday, March 23, at the Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel and Spa. This all-day interactive forum will help attendees, both in-person and virtual, consider the ethical issues that arise when engaging with communities as research partners, especially on genomics-based projects.

Read more


Mark Your Calendar for I-Corps South Spring Regional Training

Mark Your Calendar for I-Corps South Spring Regional Training

Designed for busy biomedical scientists and engineers, this free two-week program is for teams of two-to-four people who are interested in commercializing research. The training kicks off on Wednesday, April 12, register now.

Read more


What’s New on the CCTS Website?

What’s New on the CCTS Website?

The CCTS Special Modules domain comprises three distinct research fields with tremendous promise: genomic medicine, drug discovery, and device development. Our goal is to connect investigators with the state-of-the art expertise and capacities found within the CCTS Partner Network in each area.

Read more


Updates to ADDA Lecture Series

Updates to ADDA Lecture Series

Please note, the lecture scheduled for March 28 has been cancelled. The lectures scheduled for April 11 and April 18 have switched dates. See our updated flyer for the details.

Read more


CCTS Concludes First Kaizen Game on Scientific Reproducibility

CCTS Concludes First Kaizen Game on Scientific Reproducibility

They played, they learned! CCTS’s edutainment experiment using Kaizen platform succeeds in teaching NIH rigor, reproducibility, and transparency principles to those who were “game” enough to volunteer.

Read more


CCTS Launches 5th Annual Community Health Engagement Awards (CHIA)

CCTS Launches 5th Annual Community Health Engagement Awards (CHIA)

More than 80 people attended our 2017 CHIA Innovation Workshop, where they learned about the competition’s multi-phase process, formalized their teams, and began turning ideas into proposals for sustainable solutions to Birmingham health concerns.

Read more


March Forum Highlights Journey from Academia to Startup CEO

March Forum Highlights Journey from Academia to Startup CEO

Dr. Erik Schwiebert, CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of DiscoveryBioMed, shared key moments of his transition from tenured professor with a nascent business idea to successful life sciences and biotech leader, offering invaluable advice for aspiring scientist-entrepreneurs.

Read more


What’s New on the CCTS Website?

What’s New on the CCTS Website?

We’ve made it easier than ever to request a CCTS Panel with our new Panel Request Form. Whether your research is at the idea stage (perfect for a Nascent Project Panel) or already in draft grant form (requiring a fast-track Panels Done Quickly), you will benefit from collaborating with our multidisciplinary team of experts.

Read more


Mark Your Calendar: Time Changed for Upcoming ClinicalTrials.gov Training

Mark Your Calendar: Time Changed for Upcoming ClinicalTrials.gov Training

The CCTS Research Seminar scheduled for next Thur., March 16, will begin at 11am to allow plenty of time for questions about NIH requirements for registering a protocol. Register today!

Read more


Calling All Mentors! CCTS Seeks CHIA Champions

Calling All Mentors! CCTS Seeks CHIA Champions

We are looking for a few special individuals to serve as mentors for the historic number of applicants who responded to our 2017 Community Health Innovation Awards (CHIA) (see Did You Know? in March 3rd CCTS Digest). If you’ve been looking for a way to make a difference, consider this rewarding opportunity. Apply by Monday, April 3rd.

Read more


CCTS Director Talks Translation Acceleration

CCTS Director Talks Translation Acceleration

Dr. Robert P. Kimberly, UAB Senior Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Science, highlighted the many ways CCTS helps speed the pace of scientific discoveries and their progress along the translational pipeline to a standing-room only crowd at Wonderful World of Technology event.

Read more


Last Call: CCTS Seeking New K-Scholars

Last Call: CCTS Seeking New K-Scholars

Calling all full-time jr. faculty with a clinical or research doctorate! If you are interested in translational or patient centered outcome research, consider applying for an institutional K award, which provides funding for up to 2 years. Letters of Intent (LOI) due March 6, 2017. Request an LOI package TODAY.

Read more