Highlighted Announcements - Spring 2016


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.

Accelerate Discovery with CCTS Research Vouchers

Apply today for direct research support to offset expense(s) for clinical and translational research services, such as clinical research units, sample handling and biospecimen storage, necessary laboratory tests, and more.  More information here


40 Things Editors Won’t Tell You (But You Need to Know)

From "Nurse Author & Editor" a helpful website full of topics that include cover letters, ethics, peer review and getting published. Click here for more information.


The faculty series: Applying for grants - Recent article from Nature's online blog

For many new investigators, applying for and winning grants is one of the biggest hurdles that will determine success on the tenure track. As federal grant budgets tighten, all investigators — and especially new investigators — are struggling to find ways to finance their research. Check out this blog entry to read the whole article.
The Naturejobs blog aims to be the leading online resource for scientists in academia and industry who seek guidance in developing their careers. The blog delivers a mix of expert advice and personal stories to help readers review, set and achieve their career goals.


2016 Jean Kelley Lecture - June 8

The 2016 Jean Kelley Lecturer, Gail D'Eramo Melkus, EdD, C-NP, FAAN will present "T2 Diabetes Biobehavioral Research: A Platform for Mentoring on June 8 from 9:00-10:30 in the UAB SON Auditorium. For more information, please contact Lauren Antia at lar@uab.edu or (205) 934-2145.

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