UAB Talks & Conferences, Week of April 29, 2015


6th Annual UAB Diabetes Research Day, May 5

The UAB Comprehensive Diabetes Center invites you to attend the 6th Annual UAB Diabetes Research Day on May 6 from 9-5 at the Doubletree Hotel.  There is no cost for attendance, but registration is required to reserve lunch, please RSVP by May 1.

UAB Graduate School - Academic & Professional Writing Register for the Summer!

Under the direction of Dr. Kellie Carter,, the Professional Development Program’s courses offer graduate, academic credit, and are designed to support students through master’s and Ph.D. programs, as well as careers as research or post-doctoral fellows at UAB. GRD courses are ideal for students and employees in looking to enhance their professional and work skills beyond their specialty with an eye toward presenting, publishing, teaching, and working on inter-disciplinary and cross-cultural teams. GRD courses are Pass/Fail, and strategically scheduled to begin after the start of the regular semester and finish before finals so as not to interfere with students’ core curriculum.
  • GRD 726 Intro to Research Writing and Style
    • Designed for those who are new to research communications, including honors seniors and 5th year master's students. Writers select their own topics. Course offers instruction, practice, and feedback in essential writing structures and skills, as well as the language of academic style. Thursdays, 3 to 6pm, May 21 to Jul. 23. Location: LHL G08  3 credit hours; Contact Dr. Jennifer L. Greer at
  • GRD 727 Writing & Reviewing Research
    • Designed for individuals writing research and review papers. Writers select their own topics. Course offers instruction in essential strategies and techniques, practice, peer review, and instructor feedback.  Instructor approval required for second-language writers. Note: Self motivated? Working from home? Take GRD 727 online.  May 20 to Jul. 22. Location: LHL G03Q Two Sections: 01A—Wednesdays 5 to 8pm, and one Online section – QL. 3 credit hours; Contact Dr. Jennifer L. Greer at
  • GRD 728 Professional Writing & Publishing
    • Designed for advanced graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and researchers seeking to write and publish professionally Writers select their own topics.  Course includes writing in field, peer review, self-editing, and coaching.  Instructor approval required for second-language writers.  May 12 to Jul. 31 (12-week class)  One Section: QL (online) 3 credit hours; Contact Dr. Jennifer L. Greer at

Webinar -Burning More Than the Midnight Oil: Sleep Deprivation in Teens, May 5 at 1:00

Sponsored by the Alabama Department of Public Health - Burning More Than the Midnight Oil: Sleep Deprivation in Teens on Tuesday, May 5, 2015  1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (Central Time)  Conference Flyer | RegistrationCourse Details


UAB School of Public Health Short Course on the Mathematical Sciences in Obesity Research, June 22-26

The mathematical sciences including engineering, statistics, computer science, physics, econometrics, psychometrics, epidemiology, and mathematics qua mathematics are increasingly being applied to advance our understanding of the causes, consequences, and alleviation of obesity. These applications do not merely involve routine well-established approaches easily implemented in widely available commercial software. Rather, they increasingly involve computationally demanding tasks, use and in some cases development of novel analytic methods and software, new derivations, computer simulations, and unprecedented interdigitation of two or more existing techniques. Such advances at the interface of the mathematical sciences and obesity research require bilateral training and exposure for investigators in both disciplines. This course on the mathematical sciences in obesity research features some of the world’s finest scientists working in this domain to fill this unmet need by providing nine topic driven modules designed to bridge the disciplines.


Apply Now to the UAB SOPH's 5-day short course, "Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research"

Drs David Allison & Kevin Fontaine invite you to join them at their five day short course on “Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research” at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Mon 7/20/2015 - Fri 7/24/2015. Identifying causal relations among variables is fundamental to science. The nine course modules are designed to provide rigorous exposure to the key fundamental principles underlying a broad array of techniques. In addition, through guided discussion using real examples in obesity research, the participant will gain experience in applying the principles and techniques. 



CCTS offers specialized programs and training opportunities:

  • CCTS/CTO Research Seminars— 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at noon. Special topics are covered for all research study faculty and staff. Unless otherwise noted, primary location is PCAMS 1924 7th Ave South, Birmingham, AL  35294
  • Professional Skills Training Program— 2nd Thursday of the month at 11 am, designed to teach practical, professional skills needed for research.   This includes grant writing (how to plan and write research, career development, and fellowship applications);  sharing research findings (writing abstracts and manuscripts, and giving scientific presentations);  plus important skills such as leadership, mentoring and creativity.

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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