Highlights, July 30, 2014


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PCORI will begin accepting applications for the Fall 2014 Funding Cycle on Wednesday, Aug. 6. They have made several improvements to their latest PCORI Funding Announcements (PFAs) based on helpful applicant feedback. Find out more about these changes in a new blog post. And visit the Funding Center on Aug. 6 to read the new PFAs and get details on how to apply.


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NAHRS Selected List of Nursing Journals
The Nursing and Allied Health Resources Section has listed over 200 Nursing journals with a wealth of information from contact information to frequency of publications and more!


Medical Publishing Triage – Chronicling Predatory Open Access Publishers

This editorial examines the problem of predatory publishers and how they have negatively affected scholarly communication. Society relies on high-quality, peer-reviewed articles for public policy, legal cases, and improving the public health. Researchers need to be aware of how predatory publishers operate and need to avoid falling into their traps. The editorial examines the recent history of predatory publishers and how they have become prominent in the world of scholarly journals.


Students earn real-world experience without real-life consequences

Congratulations to Penni Watts, the clinical simulation team, faculty and students who are highlighted in this article.  It is a wonderful example of what is great about our school.  It reaffirms the importance  of all the work faculty and staff are doing to provide our students the best learning experiences possible.


Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, October 24,
Call for Research Abstracts, Due August 22!

The Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging requests abstract submissions from faculty members and their trainees for possible oral or poster presentation at this year’s Annual Meeting.  Abstracts must be on recent aging-related research.  Submission of abstracts previously presented at regional or national meetings is encouraged. The 22nd Annual Symposium will be held at the Bradley Lecture Center (Children’s Harbor 4th floor) October 24, 2014 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. Open to all UAB Senior Faculty, Junior Faculty, Pre/Post-Doctoral Trainees and Students! Competition for Oral Presentations Top scoring abstracts will be invited to give oral presentations at the Annual Meeting and receive $500 awards. Poster Competitions, $250 prizes will be awarded for the top scoring posters.

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