UAB Talks & Conferences, Week of February 25,  2015


Science and the Public: New Careers for Today's Scientists, March 6

A policy summit to discuss career options in Public Policy, Non-Profits, and Government.  The panel discussion wil be led by today's policy leaders.  Friday March 6, Noon-2, Heritage Hall 106.  Lunch will be provided.

The Minority Cancer Survivorship Symposium, March 13-14, 2015

The 2015 inaugural symposium will focus on African American cancer survivors, and is a one-of-a-kind forum for researchers, health care professionals, and minority cancer survivors to share the latest innovative research in the field. The Minority Cancer Survivorship Symposium will move beyond documenting disparities to advancing the science on improving survivorship and quality of life in minority cancer survivors. The symposium will be held immediately preceding the 39th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Preventive Oncology (ASPO). The Minority Cancer Survivorship Symposium will be held March 13-14, 2015, at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. RSVP here!

Training to help faculty secure NSF CAREER awards, March 13, April 10, & May 8

UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences will provide training for junior faculty who are planning to apply for a NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The three-session training program will walk applicants through the process of applying for and winning NSF CAREER Awards. All UAB faculty are invited to attend. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

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.


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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