UAB Talks, September 17, 2014


Nutrition Obesity Research Center and the Department of Nutrition Sciences Seminar, September 23 at Noon

Kim Gans, PhD,Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University School of Public Health, Providence, RI will be presenting “Fresh to You:  An Innovative Public-Private Partnership to Increase access to Fresh Fruits and Vegetables: History, Lessons Learned and Next Steps.” The seminar will be in the Learning Resources Center, Room 235/249.

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 


Research Coordinator Training Program (RCTP) Starts October 7!

This workshop will provide research staff (study coordinators, billing staff, regulatory coordinators, etc.) with the basics of implementing and managing a clinical trial with emphasis on good clinical practices (GCPs), research compliance, and other key topics. The RCTP is provided twice a year (Spring and Fall) as well as via the web. Fall 2014 registration is open! The next six-session course will begin in October 2014. All classes will be held in the Bradley Lecture Center, located on the 4th floor of the Children's Harbor Building. The cost is $125 and payable (see sample form for instructions) with registration. Enrollment is limited, so register early. CEUs will be offered and attendance at all six sessions will meet initial IRB training requirements. Please remember to bring your nursing license to each session to receive CEUs. View the agenda for the most recent or pending course.  Questions?  email the CCTS at

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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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