Request for Postdoctoral Applications in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases Research. Click here for information

Request for Predoctoral Applications in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases Research. Click here for information

CAMBAC announces the availability of intramural grants for pilot and feasibility studies. For details click here

The 2016 CAMBAC Research Day
Save the date: Friday, December 2, 2016

UAB 2016 Microbiome Resource Workshop
Save the Date:
September 14 - 15, 2016

UAB REACT aims to catalyze high-impact clinical trials in medical rehabilitation. CAMBAC members Drs. Bamman, Bridges, Saag, McGwin, McLain, Standaert, Cutter and Curtis are members of the REACT Center Executive Leadership team. Click here for information

Technology improves clinical trial management and patient experience

Kenneth G. Saag, M.D., Jane Knight Lowe Professor of Medicine, has been elected president of the Board of Trustees of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Mohamed Khass, PhD, Peter Burrows, PhD and Harry W. Schroeder, Jr., MD, PhD discover  checkpoint in B cell development with possible implications on vaccine potency

UAB researcher receives funding for rheumatology study

An $1.8 million Department of Defense grant just awarded to S. Louis Bridges, JR, MD, PhD and Chander Raman, Ph.D., to uncover molecular changes explaining how rheumatoid arthritis leads to joint damage. For details, click here.

UAB researchers, led by CAMBAC member David Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the UAB Department of Neurology, show that a microRNA is involved in early Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis. Click here for more

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We are currently accepting applications for 2 National Research Service Award (NRSA) Predoctoral Fellowship positions in the UAB Training Program in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases Research (T32 AR069516; S. Louis Bridges, Jr., MD, PhD, Program Director; Yi-Ping Li, PhD and Kenneth G. Saag, MD, MSc, Associate Directors) funded by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). Positions are available for start dates as early as May 1, 2016.

Eligibility: Predoctoral trainees must have received a baccalaureate degree by the beginning date of their NRSA appointment, and must be enrolled in a program leading to a Ph.D. in science or in an equivalent research doctoral degree program. Health professional students who wish to interrupt their studies for a year or more to engage in full-time research training before completing their formal training programs, are also eligible. Must be a U.S. Citizen, noncitizen national, or have permanent resident status.

Requirements: All trainees are required to pursue their research training full time, normally defined as 40 hours per week, or as specified by the sponsoring institution in accordance with its own policies. Appointments are normally made in 12-month increments, and no trainee may be appointed for less than 9 months during the initial period of appointment.

Appointment includes: NRSA stipend, health insurance, $1,000 travel funds, and tuition & fees

The Training Program should include both a well-defined research program that emphasizes science relevant to NIAMS and more specifically, rheumatic and/or musculoskeletal diseases, and T32-specific mentoring and educational efforts that foster continued development of the trainee in research in NIAMS mission areas below.

The Fiscal Year 2015-2019 Long-Range Plan for NIAMS covers numerous research areas, including:

Five tissue- and disease-specific areas

  • Arthritis and rheumatic diseases
  • Skin biology and diseases
  • Bone biology and diseases
  • Muscle biology and diseases
  • Musculoskeletal biology and diseases

Four cross-cutting areas

  • Health disparities
  • Training and career development
  • Information dissemination and outreach
  • Trans-NIH research collaborations
  • Click here for an application. Please complete the application and submit with supporting documentation to Carol A. Ballinger, PhD at