Funding Announcements, August 20, 2014


August 2014 Deadlines


TriService Nursing Research Program, Career Development Program, Due August 26, 2014

The purpose of the Career Development Award is to support mentored research training for experienced, active duty nurse scientists. It should expand the nurse scientist‘s research skill set and have the potential to further his or her research career.


September 2014 Deadlines

CANS/SNRS Dissertation Award Applications Due September 1st!

Attention All Doctoral Students and Faculty Mentors!  The deadline for the CANS/SNRS Dissertation Award of $5,000.00 is September 1, 2014. Please check the website for the full announcement. Applicants for the Council Dissertation Award must be current members (full or student member) of the Council for the Advancement of Nursing Science and SNRS. The time line for completion of this award is 18 months.  To cover administrative costs, applications must be accompanied by a $25.00 fee. Please remind your students and colleagues!  Can't make this deadline? The next SNRS Dissertation Award will be offered with a March 1, 2015 closing date.


New Investigator Small Grant Program

The AcademyHealth New Investigator Small Grant Program is designed to support the early careers of new health services researchers. This grant program funds innovative, timely, and relevant research and translation activities that advance AcademyHealth's vision of improving health and health care by generating evidence and moving evidence into policy and practice. The 2014 application cycle is now open. 2014 New Investigator Small Grant Program Partners; American Heart Association, Association for Community Affiliated Plans, & March of Dimes


October 2014 Deadlines

Southern Nursing Research Society, Research Grant Award due October 1, 2014

Funds are available for quantitative and qualitative research on any topic relevant to the nursing profession. This award will fund research that is not being done for course credit. The SNRS Research Grant is for $7500.

American Association of Diabetes Educators Education & Research Foundation, Due October 1. 2014

AADE and Sigma Theta Tau International (Nursing Honor Society) are offering a collaborative $6,000 grant for a research project in the field of diabetes education.

American Cancer Society, Mentored Research Scholar Grants, due October 15

Mentored Research Scholar Grants in Applied and Clinical Research provide support for mentored research and training to full-time junior faculty, typically within the initial four years of their first independent appointment. The goal is for these beginning investigators to become independent researchers as either clinician scientists or cancer control and prevention researchers.  Application Deadline October 15, 2014.

American Association of Critical Care Nurses Grant, Due October 31

AACN enthusiastically supports members of our community who seek evidence to support our bedside colleagues in ensuring safety and excellent care for critically ill patients and their families. Funds support research that drives change in high acuity and critical care nursing practice. Awards range from $10,000 to $50,000.


December 2014 Deadlines

The Society of Pediatric Nurses Research and EBP Grants Call for Proposals, Due December 1

Two grants may be presented yearly to SPN members for the purpose of conducting research and evidence-based practice projects or research related to children and their families. All studies ranging from pilot studies to large, multisite studies will be considered.


Rolling Deadlines

PCORI logo PCORI

PCORI offers a number of funding opportunities. Most of PCORI's primary research funding is awarded through PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs), broad calls for projects aligned with their National Priorities for Research and Research Agenda. PCORI has five priorities — Assessment of Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options;  Improving Healthcare Systems; Communication and Dissemination; Addressing Disparities; and Accelerating Patient-Centered Outcomes Research and Methodological Research. Each represents a line of inquiry that addresses unmet needs of patients, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders in making personalized clinical decisions across a wide range of conditions, populations, and treatments. PCORI is now accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Funding Cycle They have made several improvements to their latest PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) based on helpful applicant feedback. Find out more about these changes in a new blog post. And visit the Funding Center to read the new PFAs and get details on how to apply.

The American Nurses Foundation (ANF)

The ANF is accepting applications for its 2014 Nursing Research Grant (NRG) Program. The program will provide up to $225,000 in research awards to beginner and experienced nurse researchers.

Pfizer Independent Grants for Learning & Change

Pfizer offers support for independently-run health care quality improvement initiatives through online resources and medical education grants.

The Commonwealth Fund 

The Fund supports independent research on health and social issues and makes grants to improve health care practice and policy. The CF is dedicated to helping people become more informed about their health care and improving care for vulnerable populations such as children, the elderly, low-income families, minorities, and the uninsured.

The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation

The foundation is dedicated to improving the health of the public by advancing the education and training of health professionals. Their grantmaking is focused primarily in five priority areas.  A number of grant opportunities are available.

American Cancer Society

With a primary focus on beginning investigators, the American Cancer Society's Extramural Grants Program seeks to support and promote high impact and innovative cancer research across a wide range of disciplines to meet critically important needs in the control of cancer.

Susan G. Komen Grant Funding Opportunities

American Heart Association 

Funding Opportunities - The American Heart/Stroke Association is committed to identifying and supporting specific science areas deemed vital to achieving our mission and strategic objectives.


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SON Talks, August 20, 2014


Series Announcement

CNR Data Daze 2014 - RSVP ASAP!

Looking to hone your stats and SPSS skills? Then the CNR Data Daze Stats series may be for you!  Join us for all or some of the sessions in this year's series!  Drs. Andres Azuero & Dheeraj Raju will lead the sessions, once a month from 9:30-12:00.  This will be a hands-on experience using SPSS in the Lister Hill Library Testing Lab G017. Click here to learn more!


August Talks

The 2014 Veterans Community Mental Health Summit, Aug 22, 2014

Improving the Mental Health of Veterans and Their Families - The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental healthcare needs of Veterans and their family members. Doubletree Hote, 808 20th Street South, Birmingham. While there is no fee to attend the Summit, registration is required due to space and food limitations. Space is limited! Register here.


September Talks

Introduction to Mixed Methods Research with Dr. Nataliya Ivankova

September 16, 2:30-3:30, Understanding and Navigating the Field of Mixed Methods Research: A Practical Guide to the Field

Cultural Competency in Our Diverse Society: Increasing the Nursing Workforce Diversity Pipeline, September 25-26

This Institute is designed for college and university instructors and professors, practice educators, and health care training and development staff who desire to learn  strategies for working with, engaging, and supporting diverse student and employee populations.  Sponsored by the UAB School of Nursing Enrichment Academy for Nursing Success, The Alabama Health Action Coalition, & The Alabama Organization of Nurse Executives.  For more information contact Natalie Jones Ntim at nataliejonesntim@uab.edu or call (205) 996-5202.


October Talks

SON Jean Kelley Fall Lecture, October 7

Got the Night-Shift Blues? Circadian Misalignment of Shift Working Nurses” Presented by Patricia Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor & Karen L. Gamble, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Reception to follow, CNR room 1020.  RSVP ASAP!


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Jen's Picks - Week of August 20, 2014


August Due Dates

PA-14-290 - Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18), Letter of Intent is due August 25, 2014.  

The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R18 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ


September Due Dates

PA-14-222 - Long-Term Retention in Care for U.S. Substance Using Populations (R34)/R21/R01Application Due Date is Sept. 7, 2014
Until there is a cure, people living with HIV (PLWH) will have to be retained in care throughout their lives. Therefore, the purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage research on long-term retention in care leading to sustained viral suppression among substance abusers.

PA-14-311 - Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care (R21) Letter of Intent is Due Sept. 16, 2014 

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages a wide range of collaborative research projects related to patient safety in the context of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric care both in routine hospital settings and in the intensive care units. The FOA welcomes applications related to (but not limited to): the epidemiology of various domains of medical errors and consequent patient harm; assessing the factors at various levels that contribute to such errors; and intervention strategies at individual, systems, and institutional levels to help reduce and eliminate medical errors. It is anticipated that knowledge gained from these projects will help develop strategies to deliver highest quality of healthcare to all newborn infants and children with utmost safety and effectiveness.

PA-14-313 - Patient Safety in the Context of Perinatal, Neonatal, and Pediatric Care (R03) Letter of Intent is Due Sept. 16, 2014  

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages a wide range of collaborative research projects related to patient safety in the context of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric care both in routine hospital settings and in the intensive care units. The FOA welcomes applications related to (but not limited to): the epidemiology of various domains of medical errors and consequent patient harm; assessing the factors at various levels that contribute to such errors; and intervention strategies at individual, systems, and institutional levels to help reduce and eliminate medical errors. It is anticipated that knowledge gained from these projects will help develop strategies to deliver highest quality of healthcare to all newborn infants and children with utmost safety and effectiveness.

RFA-MH-15-600 - NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01) Letter of Intent Due Sept. 23, 2014

The NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) award is intended to support the research and research career development of outstanding, exceptionally productive scientists who are in the early, formative stages of their careers and who plan to make a long term career commitment to research in specific mission areas of the NIMH.This award seeks to assist these individuals in launching an innovative clinical, translational, basic or services research program that holds the potential to profoundly transform the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of mental disorders.The NIMH BRAINS program will focus on the research priorities and gap areas identified in the NIMH Strategic Plan and the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project


October Due Dates

RFA-AG-15-016 - Paul B. Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging (K08)/ RFA-AG-15-017 - Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging (K23) Letter of Intent due Oct. 7, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages and assists the development of future leaders in the field of aging by supporting clinically trained (primarily physician) faculty members early in their careers to gain additional research training and to establish independent programs in aging research. The John A. Hartford Foundation (http://www.jhartfound.org/) and The American Federation for Aging Research (http://www.afar.org/) are interested in independently funding applications submitted under this initiative.

PA-14-316 - Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self- Management (R01) Next Due Date is Oct. 5, 2014

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to stimulate research to examine the relationship between asthma, obesity and self-management. The prevalence of both asthma and obesity has significantly risen in the past few decades. Although the association between these two conditions has been found in many studies, the exact mechanisms for how this association arises are unresolved to include self-management and achieving control. Because both of these conditions have their beginnings in early life, an aspect of the association between them that requires more understanding is their common exposures in early life and transition into adulthood.Studies that investigate the molecular pathways linking asthma and obesity are encouraged as long as the studies describe how this relates to self-management. In addition, intervention studies targeting asthma or obesity and their effects on each other, and possible mechanisms of action and effect on behavior, are encouraged.

NINR PAR-14-294 - Arts-Based Approaches in Palliative Care for Symptom Management (R01) Next Due Date is Oct. 5, 2014

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support mechanistic clinical studies aimed at understanding the impact of arts-based approaches in palliative care for symptom management. This FOA is intended to support mechanistic clinical studies to provide an evidence base for the use of the arts in palliative care for symptom management. The objective is to understand the biological, physiological, neurological, psychological, and/or sociological mechanisms by which the arts exert their effects on symptom management during and throughout the palliative care continuum. The goal is for the research supported under this FOA to develop an evidence-base that could be used as a basis for the uptake of arts-based therapies in palliative care settings, among individuals across the lifespan, with a wide variety of serious chronic conditions and their accompanying symptoms. This FOA is not intended to determine efficacy or the comparative effectiveness of interventions, or to assess interventions designed to treat the underlying cause of a particular disease state. 

PA-14-291 - AHRQ (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality) Health Services Research Projects (R01), Next Application Due Date is Oct. 5, 2014.  

The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ.

NIH/NICHD PA-12-142  - Research on Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) (R21), Next Application Due Date is Oct. 16, 2014.  

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) and National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) invite applications dealing with the following areas of research included under the term EMSC: prevention research to reduce the need for emergency care; clinical research to ensure that children receive high-quality and appropriate medical, nursing and mental health care in an emergency; health systems research, from pre-hospital care, to the emergency department, to in-patient care and return to the community; models to improve service and cost efficiency in pediatric emergency care; and methodological studies to improve the quality of research conducted.  This program will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism.

PA-13-260 - Secondary Analyses of Alcohol and Chronic Disease (R01), Next Application Due Date is Oct. 5, 2014 

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages R01 applications that propose to conduct secondary analyses of alcohol as it relates to chronic disease etiology and epidemiology. The goal of this program is to facilitate innovative yet cost-effective research utilizing previously collected data

PAR-12-229 - Physical Activity and Weight Control Interventions among Cancer Survivors: Effects on Biomarkers of Prognosis and Survival (R21), Due Date is Oct. 16, 2014.  

National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications for transdisciplinary and translational research that will identify specific biological or biobehavioral pathways through which physical activity and/or weight control (either weight loss or avoidance of weight gain) may affect cancer prognosis and survival. Research applications must test the effects of physical activity or weight control or both interventions on biomarkers of cancer prognosis among cancer survivors identified by previous animal or observational research, which may include but are not limited to intervention-induced changes in sex hormones, insulin or insulin-like growth factors or their binding proteins, insulin resistance, glucose metabolism, leptin and other adipokines, immunologic or inflammatory factors, oxidative stress and DNA damage or repair capacity, angiogenesis, or prostaglandins. This research will require transdisciplinary approaches that bring together behavioral intervention expertise, cancer biology, and other basic and clinical science disciplines relevant to the pathways being studied.  Understanding the pathways through which these interventions are effective would identify the optimal type and intensity of intervention and determine who is most likely to benefit from these interventions by cancer type, age, or other host factors. 

RFA-MH-15-700 - Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health (K01) Application Due Date is Oct. 29, 2014

The purpose of the NIMH Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health is to provide support and "protected time" (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. The NIMH invites applications from advanced postdoctoral and/or recently appointed early research scientists (usually with a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and no more than six years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application) in biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences who are pursuing global mental health research careers in areas supported by the NIMH. After the first year of the award, award recipients must spend at least four months per year in-country conducting research at research sites or institutions in World Bank defined low- or middle-income countries (LMICs).

PAR-14-315 - Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01), Next Application Due Date is Oct. 31, 2014

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level intervention programs of 1 to 2 years in length that are designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. This FOA provides support for up to 5 years for research planning, intervention delivery, and follow-up activities


November Due Dates

PAR-14-321 - Developing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R21/R33), Next Application Due Date is Nov. 4, 2014

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for Phased Innovation (R21/R33) grant awards to support highly innovative research aimed at developing multi-level interventions that will increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups who can benefit from such activity; and 2) that can be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation.  This FOA provides support for up to two years (R21 phase) for research planning activities and feasibility studies, followed by a possible transition to expanded research support (R33 phase). Transition to the R33 depends on the completion of applicant-defined milestones, as well as program priorities and the availability of funds.

Barbara F. Prowant Nursing Research Grant - American Nephrology Nurses' Association Due Date is Nov. 15, 2014

The purpose of this grant is to fund qualified nephrology nursing research for ANNA full members, who are certified by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC), and who are in graduate school completing theses or dissertations. The project type eligible for funding is research for pilot studies and partial funding for research projects, thesis, or dissertations


January Due Dates

PAR-14-323 - Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood (Birth to 24 months) That Influence Obesity Development (R01), Letter of Intent Due January 5, 2015.

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that may increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. Studies must propose research in children from birth to 24 months, although any proposed follow-up assessments, if applicable, may continue past this period. Studies may also assess factors relevant to families and/or caregivers of children from birth to 24 months. Applications should seek to fill unique research needs and involve expertise across disciplines as appropriate for the proposed research question.

PAR-10-217 - Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42), Next Deadline is Jan. 15, 2015

The sponsor offers support for the establishment of Education and Research Centers (ERCs) that are focused on occupational safety and health training and research training.  ERCs are academic institutions that provide interdisciplinary graduate training and continuing education in the core occupational safety and health areas of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), occupational safety (OS), as well as other closely related occupational safety and health (OSH) fields. Research and research training are integral components of ERCs, thus ERC scientists conduct peer reviewed, investigator initiated research on issues related to the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).  This PAR will use the NIOSH T42 award mechanism.


February Due Dates

FA-DK-14-022 - Improving Diabetes Management in Young Children with Type 1 Diabetes (DP3), Letter of Intent Due Feb. 18, 2015

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research to develop, refine, and pilot test innovative strategies to improve diabetes management in young children with type 1 diabetes (5 years old and under). At the end of the funding period, there should be a well-developed and well-characterized intervention that has been demonstrated to be safe, feasible to implement, acceptable in the target population, and, if promising, ready to be tested in a larger efficacy trial.

PAR-10-217 - Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Centers (T42), Next Deadline is Jan. 15, 2015

SYNOPSIS:  The sponsor offers support for the establishment of Education and Research Centers (ERCs) that are focused on occupational safety and health training and research training.  ERCs are academic institutions that provide interdisciplinary graduate training and continuing education in the core occupational safety and health areas of industrial hygiene (IH), occupational health nursing (OHN), occupational medicine residency (OMR), occupational safety (OS), as well as other closely related occupational safety and health (OSH) fields. Research and research training are integral components of ERCs, thus ERC scientists conduct peer reviewed, investigator initiated research on issues related to the National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA).  This PAR will use the NIOSH T42 award mechanism.  .  http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-10-217.html

UAB Talks, August 20, 2014


August

Mixed Methods Health Research Hands-On Workshop, August 21, 9-4

Minority Health & Health Disparities Research Center presents Dr. Nataliya V. Ivankova "Conducting Mixed Methods Research in Health Science:From Theory to Application". Mixed methods research is growing in acceptance and application across disciplines including health sciences which is in part supported by the publication of Best Practices for Mixed Methods Research in the Health Sciences by NIH OBSSR (2011).  The objective of this hands-on workshop is to introduce mixed-methods research, its key methodological characteristics, and its basic design and procedures.  For more information or to register, please contact Dawn Fizer at dfizer@uab.edu

NORCSOPH-NORC, Mentor the Mentor Workshop, August 25

This Workshop aims to share and discuss the benefits and challenges of being a mentor at UAB, as well as to share successful (and not so successful) mentoring strategies. The panel includes UAB faculty members with a range of mentoring experience including mentoring of graduate students, medical students, postdocs, and junior faculty.

UAB CCTS

New!  Two new drop-in clinics on August 27th at noon. The MyIDP or the Careers in Medicine sites both provide the opportunity to plan for your future goals in academic, research and professional skills.  You know the sites exist, but would you like to discuss ideas related to their use?  Join David Chaplin, MD, PhD, on August 27 from noon to 1pm in PCAMS (1924 7th Avenue S.). Bring your laptop.


September

Thirteenth Annual Janet L. Norwood Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Woman in the Statistical Sciences, September 10

School of Public Health and the Department of Biostatistics invites you to attend, "The Fostering the Advancement of Women in Academia" presented by Judith D. Singer, Ph.D. Senior Vice Provost, Faculty Development & Diversity –and  James Bryant Conant Professor of Education; Harvard University. Dr. Singer is an internationally renowned statistician and social scientist, Singer’s scholarly interests focus on improving the quantitative methods used in social, educational, and behavioral research. Wednesday, September 10, 2014, The Edge of Chaos – Atrium. Please R.S.V.P. at rsarver@uab.edu by September 3

UAB Annual Nursing Research Day, September 12

The UAB Center for Nursing Excellence, Evidence Based Nursing Practice and Research Council, and the UAB School of Nursings invites you to attend the 2014 Magnet Evidenced Bases Practice and Research Day, September 12 from 8-4 at the Margaret Spain Cameron Auditorium.  For more information contact Christy McDougal at cmcdougal@uabmc.edu

Center for Exercise Medicine 2nd Annual Symposium, September 26

Keynote Lecture, Mark Tarnopolsky, MD, PhD, FRCP(C), Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine & Director of Neuromuscular and Neurometabolic Clinic McMaster University Medical Center Hamilton, Ontario. Details and registration information will follow soon. Call for Abstracts The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine is sponsoring a trainee poster session during the second annual symposium highlighting the research of undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral trainees including clinical fellows and residents. Trainees are invited to submit abstracts on basic, clinical, translational, and population science that are broadly related to exercise medicine. Principal authors of the top three posters (as determined by faculty judges) will each receive a $500 travel award. Submission Deadline:August 22 


October

UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center-3rd Annual Symposium, October 3-4
"Frontiers in Diabetes-Related Cardiovascular Disease: From Bench to Bedside to Community" October 3-4, 2014, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort and Spa Birmingham, AL
 William W. Featheringill Keynote Lecture: David C. Goff, Jr., MD, PhD, Dean, Colorado School of Public Health, ”Translating the Diabetes Prevention Program into the Community.  The Help Prevent Diabetes Experience.” CCVC Keynote Lecture: Ira J. Goldberg, MD, Director, Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, NYU Langone Medical Center

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center 17th Annual Research Retreat, October 6

2014 Meeting Theme – Personalized Cancer Care.  Program Committee:  Eddy Yang, MD, PhD – Chair; Jonas Almeida, PhD; Andres Forero, MD;  Bruce Korf, MD, PhD; Kevin Roth, MD, PhD.

  • Online Advance registration: DUE September 8, 2014 

Communitiy Engagement Institute, October 10

Join the CCTS's One Great COmmunity project and CSCH's Jefferson County Board for a half day education and training opportunity to gain informative skills related to collaborative research and service.  This event serves as a way to connect local change agents to one another for action. More information to come.

Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, October 24, Call for Research Abstracts, Due August 22!

The Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging requests abstract submissions from faculty members and their trainees for possible oral or poster presentation at this year’s Annual Meeting.  Abstracts must be on recent aging-related research.  Submission of abstracts previously presented at regional or national meetings is encouraged. The 22nd Annual Symposium will be held at the Bradley Lecture Center (Children’s Harbor 4th floor) October 24, 2014 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Open to all UAB Senior Faculty, Junior Faculty, Pre/Post-Doctoral Trainees and Students! Competition for Oral Presentations Top scoring abstracts will be invited to give oral presentations at the Annual Meeting and receive $500 awards. Poster Competitions, $250 prizes will be awarded for the top scoring posters.


March 2015

Save the Date! the 10th Annual Health Disparities Research Symposium, March 17-18

The Science of Health Disparities: From Social Causes to Personalized Medicine, plenary sesssions, panel discussision, & breakout sessions.  More information coming soon.


Ongoing

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NEW CCTS Research Seminar Series

Starting in June and throughout the summer, critical research implementation and management topics will be presented on the first and third Thursday at noon in PCAMS (1924 7th Avenue South). These topics will be of interest and relevance specifically to clinical research personnel including investigators, regulatory personnel, study coordinators and financial administrators. The goal of this new program is to fill in the gaps in information related to the implementation of clinical trials that have been identified by investigators and their research teams. Presented by Penny Jester, co-director UAB Clinical Trials

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Clinic in The Edge of Chaos, Mondays

This clinic provides the UAB community access to epidemiology and biostatistics resources.  Available most Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Edge of Chaos (Lister Hill Library, 4th floor).  Check the Edge of Chaos calendar for confirmation of meeting dates and times.

Children's of Alabama Grand Rounds

The Continuing Medical Education program at Children's of Alabama provides educational opportunities for pediatric providers and specialists throughout the southeast.  Their goal is to offer practical and dynamic CME courses on a variety of pediatric health care topics.  As the primary pediatric teaching affiliate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical School, they have more than 200 specialists conducting research and clinical trials on the cutting edge of medicine.  Grand Rounds are held each Thursday at 12 noon in the Bradley Lecture Center, 4th Floor of the Children's Center for Research & Innovation.

UAB's prison lecture series
Get Involved! Volunteers willing to speak on any subject that would appeal to a general audience — from Expressionist art and medieval pilgrimage to advances in robotics and Antarctic biology — are encouraged to contribute to UAB's prison lecture series.


Have a UAB talk you would like to have added to the Weekly Update?
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