UAB Talks & Conferences, Week of March 18, 2015

Training to help faculty secure NSF CAREER awards, April 10, & May 8


Pulmonary & Critical Care Update 2015, April 10-11

Sponsored by UAB Medicine, sign up for either day or both days.  April 10, Basic Translational Research Symposium, April 11, Pulmoary & Critical Care Update.  Continuing education credits are available.


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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