UAB Talks & Conferences

CCTS Bionutrition Clinic

As of May 4th, CCTS will offer a new monthly clinic for investigators who need to include nutrition-related data in their grant, protocol, or intervention. Led by director of the CCTS Bionutrition Research Unit, Ms. Betty Darnell, MS, RD, LD, FAND, the clinic will offer assistance in research design and implementation, including development of nutrition data collection forms; nutrition education/counseling; creating research meals for protocols using the unit’s metabolic kitchen; body composition measures such as the skinfold thickness test and bioelectric impedance analysis; and analysis of nutrient intake data, including 24-hour food recalls and multiple-pass records using the Minnesota Comprehensive Nutrient Calculation software (NDS-RR). Ms. Darnell brings over 40 years of bionutrition research experience and her team includes a dedicated research dietician, four full-time cooks, and a diet technician. The clinics “are just the start. We are then available for follow-up questions and support from the initial planning to IRB review through execution and publication.” The clinic will be offered the first Wed. of every month, from 11am to 1pm. For more information on other CCTS clinics, visit their Events page.

LSU Preceptor Presents Abstract Writing Session to CTS Trainees via Videoconference - Available on the CCTS YouTube channel

On April 16, students in our 6-month Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Training Program learned abstract writing from one of LSUHSC’s finest—Dr. Paula Gregory, director, Office of Faculty Development and professor of Genetics. Dr. Gregory presented from New Orleans using new videoconferencing tools at CCTS. You can catch Dr. Gregory’s presentation on abstract writing on the CCTS YouTube channel.

Third Annual Mental Health Awareness Conference - May 20

Children's of Alabama presents the 3rd Annual Mental Health Awareness Conference  Bridging the Gap between Pediatric Chronic Care & Mental Health on May 20 from 9:00-4:00.  For more information click here.

Multicenter Studies: What This Means, How to Do It - May 5 | Saturday - 12noon - 1pm @ PCAMS | More

This event is part of the Clinical Translational Office Research Seminar Series. Investigators, regulatory personnel, study coordinators, and financial administrators are encouraged to attend. Speakers include Penny Jester, Liz Busby, and A. Howell.


The UAB Center to Teaching & Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning is open to all faculty and is focused on supporting excellence in teaching that promotes learning through a commitment to pedagogical best practices, appropriate and effective use of technology, and innovative collaboration. Click here to learn more about their programs.

CCTS offers specialized programs and training opportunities

The UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) is here to sharpen your science by helping to facilitate all of the processes that make-up research and innovation. As needs arise for a program, resource, collaboration, or conversion - They create solutions to help meet them. Your science should be inspiring.  Contact them today to see how they can help.

  CTS Training Program
8 am – 10 am
Every Wednesday
   Biostatistics Drop-In Clinic
10 am - 2 pm
Every Monday 
Edge of Chaos
11:30 am – 1 pm

Every Wednesday
   CCTS - CTO Research Seminar Series
12 pm – 1 pm
Every first and third Thursday
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Every month, second Thursday 
     Professional Skills Development Series
11 am – 12 pm
Every month, second Thursday

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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