Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies
Translational Research Seminar Series
The UAB MSTP sponsors a monthly evening seminar series (Monthly Translational Research Seminar, MSTP 794) which invites speakers from university faculty currently involved in translational research, in addition to presentations from senior students in the program.


CAMS Meeting Location

Shelby Building, Room 105
1825 University Blvd.
Birmingham AL 35294-2182

CAMs Meeting details
All students are required to attend. The meetings start at 5:30 pm. Dinner is served from 5:30-6:00 pm, followed by a presentation. The speaker is introduced at 6:00 pm, and the talk typically is followed by a question and answer session ending by 7:00pm.

Registering for CAMS
MSTP students in Medical School (MS1s, MS2s, MS3s, MS4s) don't "register" for any courses. You are all automatically enrolled in all of the courses you are supposed to take.

MSTP students in Graduate School (Graduate School tuition being paid - GS1, GS2, GS3, GS4) register for the class when you register for your other classes.

Evaluation/Grading
Evaluation is based strictly on attendance. It is the student's responsibility to sign in at each seminar. You receive a pass or fail grade for the course. You must attend at least 70% of the 10 meetings held, not including the holiday party, in order to pass the course.


2016-2017 CAMS Schedule

Date Speaker
June  2016 Welcome Week 
August 10, 2016 Herbert Chen, MD
Professor, Chair of Surgery
September 14, 2016 Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD
Assistant Dean, Medical Student Services
Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease
October 12, 2016 W. Timothy Garvey, MD
Professor, Chair of Nutrition Sciences
November 5-6, 2016 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium
Physician Scientist Symposium 
University of Alabama at Birmingham 
December 1, 2016 December Recruiting Event
January 11, 2017 Jeremy Day, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology
February 8, 2017 Jeanne Marrazzo, MD, MPH
Professor, Division Director Infectious Diseases
March 8, 2017 Joseph Tector, MD, PhD
Professor of Surgery, Director of Xenotransplant Program
April 12, 2017 Ronadip Banerjee, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Endo, Diabetes, and Metabolism
May 10, 2017 Residency Panel Discussion/Graduation Party