UAB Talks & Conferences, October 2015


UAB Research Orientation Program is being offered for new research staff participating in research with human subjects

This is a 4 hour training and education program to provide an overview of the language of research and a general review of the entire process of implementing a study for the purpose of keeping the research out of trouble as they learn the parameters within which they should work. Additionally, this program will provide the attendees with information about possible mentors, resources on campus and general ‘go to for help’ connection. Those encouraged to participate are staff from investigators to coordinators including regulatory and budget personnel who are new to research and need to know the key factors that need to be addressed to be successful. The program is 4 hours, and offered from 8 - 12 the last Thursday of each month. The primary topics reviewed are roles and responsibilities, pre study activities, during study activities and post study activities.

Get a primer in how to design pilot studies Oct. 8

Biostatistics Chair David Redden, Ph.D. will discuss how to design well focused pilot studies and use them to develop future studies 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Oct. 8 in PCAMS. Register online. Can't be there? Join with GoToMeeting.

Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Research, October 12-14

The Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences is sponsoring an immersion course for Investigators at UAB from October 12-16 at the Finley Conference Center.  This course will review the principles, major technologies, and experimental approaches in genetics and genomics through both lecture and hands-on activities. RSVP here!

UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center - 4th Annual Symposium

The 4th Annual Symposium Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center - “Inflammation & Cardiovascular Disease” October 22-23, 2015, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa, Birmingham, Alabama. Click here for more information.  

Accelerate Your Dissertation: Demystify the Challenge: Find & Analyze Model UAB Dissertations

UAB Graduate School Professional Development Program  Wednesday, October 28, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM (CDT). What does a good dissertation look like? What are the criteria for judging one? What does a quality dissertation look like at UAB? This hands-on session walks writers through general criteria for a quality dissertation using the two most common types of UAB dissertations – 1) preprint-reprint (of articles) and 2) the traditional tome. Students learn to find and evaluate dissertations in their field and leave with a dissertation analysis tool that helps them analyze and model the best studies. Laptops will be provided. Free healthy snacks provided by Graduate Student Government (GSG). Bring your lunch. For more information, contact the instructors, Jennifer L. Greer, Ph.D., , or Kellie R. Carter, Ph.D., .

UAB Research Orientation Program-CCTS

NEW RESEARCH TRAINING OPPORTUNITY for Faculty, Coordinators, Budget & Regulatory Staff: New to the UAB platform of education offerings for research is a program designed for young investigators and research staff that are new to research (possibly within the first 2 months of starting in research).   The content of the program will be a basic review of how to implement a sponsored or investigator initiated study including clinical, regulatory and financial aspects. The intent of this program is to provide a basic overview of implementing a study, familiarize attendees with the language, and hopefully provide guidance on avoiding pitfalls when starting out.  This is not an all-encompassing program, but will provide basic tools and some of the necessary language in order to successfully conduct a research study. Click here for more information.

An Evidence-Based Practice ToolKit for Beside Nurses Conference - October 23

This is a conference for all nurses who are interested in conducting nursing research, promoting quality improvement, and embracing evidence-based practice in clinical healthcare settings including clinical nurses, administrators, managers, clinical nurse specialists, educators, researchers, and students. October 23 from 8-4 at the Kennesaw State University Conference Center.  For more information visit their website here.


Prepare for a career in clinical and translational research-Due November 17

The UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science is accepting applications for a 6 month certificate program that provides additional training for those interested in an academic career in clinical and translational research. Junior faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students in graduate-level, degree-granting programs, professional schools or postdoctoral training programs are encouraged to apply. Eligibility extends to all UAB schools, the UAB School of Medicine programs in Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Selma, any institutions of theUAB CCTS Partner Networkand Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. The 2015 RFA is now available. Apply by Nov. 17.


The UAB Center to Teaching & Learning September Schedule

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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