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The mission of the CCTS Training Interdisciplinary & Emerging Research Scholars (TIERS) program is to provide beneficial information on career planning and development. Topics are presented in a relaxed environment structured to promote collaborative learning, networking, and problem-solving.

As part of its TIERS program, the CCTS has launched a new online journal club. One novel aspect of this club is that the speakers will be authors of the high-impact journal article being discussed. This will provide participants with the opportunity to interact directly with individuals who were integrally involved with the science. Participants do not have to have a current career development or training award to attend. Any junior faculty, postdoctoral fellow, or pre-professional student interested in an academic research career may participate.

The journal club will meet quarterly on the third Wednesday of the month, interspersed with regular TIERS meetings on non-club months. Both TIERS and the journal club will take place the second Thursday of every month from 2:30pm-4:30pm at the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies building (PCAMS). Both meetings will also be available via GoToMeeting (see access information below). The schedule for upcoming TIERS/Journal Club follows.



July 20 (journal club)

Suzanne Oparil & Beth Lewis

Sprint Trial

August 17

Stephen Yoder

Negotiation Skills for Academic Research Professionals

September 21

David Rogers

Team Conflict Management

October 19 (journal club)

Cynthia Brown

JAMA article: “Comparison of Post-Hospitalization Function and Community Mobility in Hospital Mobility Program and Usual Care Patients”

November 16

Robert Rich

Job Negotiation and Promotion in Academic Medicine

Please join from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/718705597
You can also dial in using your phone: United States +1 408-650-3123
GoToMeeting Access Code: 718-705-597

Questions? Contact Ryan Outman at 205-996-9672 or routman@uab.edu for more information.