Highlights, December 10, 2014


5th Annual Oncology Nursing Winter CE Blitz. (8.4 CE/Rx TBD), January 17

Hosted by Central AL Chapter of ONS Held at UAB School of Nursing, Auditorium 1028, 7:30-4:00 Deadline to register is January 10. Click here for more information.

The Jean Kelley Winter Lecture, February 3 at 11:30, February 3 at 11:30

“The End Of The Beginning: Next Steps in Palliative Care  Research & Practice" Presented by Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, NP-C, FAAN, Professor & Marie O’Koren Endowed Chair. Tuesday, February 3, 2015 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM UAB School of Nursing Room 1020.  Space is limited RSVP here!

New Biographical Sketch Format Required for NIH and AHRQ Grant Applications Submitted for Due Dates on or After January 25, 2015

The revised forms and instructions are now available on the SF 424 (R&R) Forms and Applications page. The new format extends the page limit from four to five pages, and allows researchers to describe up to five of their most significant contributions to science, along with the historical background that framed their research. Tool to Help Build the New Biosketch - The Science Experts Network (SciENcv), which serves as an interagency system designed to create biosketches for multiple federal agencies, will be updated and available within a few weeks to support the new biosketch format. SciENcv pulls information from available resources making it easy to develop a repository of information that can be readily updated and modified to prepare future biosketches. A YouTube video provides instructions for using SciENcv.

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.

UAB Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care’s noon conference on Thursday Dec. 18

Jennifer Gabbard, MD will be presenting “Frailty: Implication in Palliative Care” at the Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics & Palliative Care’s noon conference on Thursday Dec. 18 12 pm in the West Pavilion Conference Room.  Dr. Gabbard is currently studying in the clinician educator postdoctoral fellowship program at Johns Hopkins and will be interviewing for a position in the division.



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