UAB Talks & Conferences, Week of January 26,  2015


Behavioral & Community Science Core of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, Panel Discussion, February 9, 11:30-1:00

"A panel: Innovative mobile applications (mHealth) for HIV/STI programs and research" moderated by Janet Turan PhD, MPH with panelists; Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN, Bulent Turan, PhD, Robin Lanzi, PhD, MPH, & Steve Dellinger.  Monday February 9, from 11:30 to 1:00 at the Edge of Chaos. Lunch will be provided and parking is available.

UAB Postdoctoral Research Day 2015, Call for Abstracts! Due January 26

The UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education & the UAB Postdoctoral Association present the 2015 UAB Postdoctoral Research Day, February 16, 9:00-5:00 at the West Pavilion Conference Rooms.  Light breakfast and lunch will be served.


Birmingham Black Nurses Association & The Alabama Organ Center Open House, February 2

BBNA’s 2015 Open House and Membership Drive Theme “Giving Back and Paying Forward”. Keynote Speaker, Terri Poe, DNP,RN, NE-BC, Chief Nursing Officer UAB Hospital, Monday, February 2, 2015 from 5:30-8:00PM- West Pavilion Conference Center E-UAB.  For more information contact, Gwendolyn Parker  Chairperson

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.


Apply Now to the UAB SOPH's 5-day short course, "Strengthening Causal Inference in Behavioral Obesity Research" by February 27

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. Obesity is a major problem for which much progress in understanding, treatment, and prevention remains to be made. Understanding which social and behavioral factors cause variations in adiposity and which other factors cause variations is vital to producing, evaluating, and selecting intervention and prevention strategies. In addition, developing a greater understanding  of obesity’s causes, requires input from diverse disciplines including statistics, economics, psychology, epidemiology, mathematics, philosophy, and in some cases behavioral or statistical genetics. However, applying techniques from these disciplines does not involve routine well-known ‘cookbook’ approaches but requires an understanding of the underlying principles, so the investigator can tailor approaches to specific and varying situations. 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.  For full details of the course, please refer to the attached registration form & draft agenda, and our website at You may also apply online at  Limited travel scholarships are available to young investigators. Women, members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. 



CCTS offers specialized programs and training opportunities:

  • Epidemiology & Biostatistics Clinics, Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm; 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 11:30am to 1:30pm
  • 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.

Epidemiology/Biostatistics Clinic in The Edge of Chaos, Mondays

This clinic provides the UAB community access to epidemiology and biostatistics resources.  Available most Mondays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Edge of Chaos (Lister Hill Library, 4th floor).  Check the Edge of Chaos calendar for confirmation of meeting dates and times.

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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