Highlighted Announcements January 2016

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.

“Palliative Care: If it makes a difference - Why Wait?" February 10

Dr. Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair in Nursing Lecture Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 10-11:30 a.m. in the School of Nursing Building Room 1020, featuring Professor and Marie L. O’Koren Endowed Chair Marie A. Bakitas, DNSc, CRNP, ACHPN, AOCN, FAAN.  Please RSVP here.

Apply for faculty development grants by Feb. 15

Apply for faculty development grants by Feb. 15! UAB's Faculty Development Grant Program provides seed money for research, teaching and service-related projects.  All UAB full-time faculty are eligible, and junior faculty are encouraged to apply.  Click here to learn more.

UAB SON Mini-Conference: Simulation and Technology in Nursing - March 3

The use of technology in nursing education and practice is ubiquitous. Distance accessible courses, live web conferencing, gamification, computer testing, and simulation are tools the SON uses to teach and engage our students every day. Selecting, using, and supporting these tools requires that faculty and administrators have technological knowledge and skills not previously required in nursing education.   This mini-conference will provide attendees with exposure to the latest information and best practices regarding development and implementation of a program of nursing and interprofessional simulation, evaluating students using simulation, providing support for high-quality distance accessible programs, strategies and curriculum requirements for nursing informatics education across the curriculum, and an example of gaming in undergraduate and graduate education. Conference faculty are nationally and internationally known for their work in distance education, nursing and interprofessional simulation, and nursing informatics. Please see the attached flyer for the conference agenda and list of conference faculty. The mini-con is from 12-4pm on the afternoon of March 3rd and the cost is only $50 per person. RSVP here.

4th Annual Young Breast Cancer Survivors’ Workshop - April 2 from 10:30 -3:30

A day to empower and support young breast cancer survivors and their loved ones! Register today, it’s free! REGISTER HERE  Not local? No problem! Register to attend via LIVESTREAM.

Recent IOM Reports

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