Highlights, September 17, 2014

SciENcv - Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae SciENcv - Science Experts Network Curriculum Vitae

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Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life

A substantial body of evidence shows that broad improvements to end-of-life care are within reach. In Dying in America, a consensus report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), a committee of experts finds that improving the quality and availability of medical and social services for patients and their families could not only enhance quality of life through the end of life, but may also contribute to a more sustainable care system.

The Role and Potential of Communities in Improving Population Health - Workshop Summary

The Role and Potential of Communities in Improving Population Health, was designed to facilitate discussion about important ingredients, effective strategies, and other lessons learned in three contexts: youth organizing, community organizing or other types of community participation, and partnerships between community and institutional actors (e.g., universities, public health agencies).

Roundtable on Population Health Improvement - September 22 Workshop - LIVE WEBCAST!
The Roundtable on Population Health is holding a public workshop that will feature presentations on and discussion of communication science and best practices in the field, to advance improvement in population health.

Cultural Competency in Our Diverse Society: Increasing the Nursing Workforce Diversity Pipeline, September 25-26

This Institute is designed for college and university instructors and professors, practice educators, and health care training and development staff who desire to learn  strategies for working with, engaging, and supporting diverse student and employee populations.  Sponsored by the UAB School of Nursing Enrichment Academy for Nursing Success, The Alabama Health Action Coalition, & The Alabama Organization of Nurse Executives.  For more information contact Natalie Jones Ntim at nataliejonesntim@uab.edu or call (205) 996-5202.

Research Coordinator Training Program (RCTP) Starts October 7!

This workshop will provide research staff (study coordinators, billing staff, regulatory coordinators, etc.) with the basics of implementing and managing a clinical trial with emphasis on good clinical practices (GCPs), research compliance, and other key topics. The RCTP is provided twice a year (Spring and Fall) as well as via the web. Fall 2014 registration is open! The next six-session course will begin in October 2014. All classes will be held in the Bradley Lecture Center, located on the 4th floor of the Children's Harbor Building. The cost is $125 and payable (see sample form for instructions) with registration. Enrollment is limited, so register early. CEUs will be offered and attendance at all six sessions will meet initial IRB training requirements. Please remember to bring your nursing license to each session to receive CEUs. View the agenda for the most recent or pending course.  Questions?  email the CCTS at ccts@uab.edu

Pink-DayJoin the UAB SON Race for the Cure Team!

The UAB SON is supporting the fight against breast cancer via this year’s Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Saturday, October 11, 2014! This race provides funds to support breast cancer research and programming throughout our communities. We are UAB SON:“US” Against Breast Cancer team. Register to join the team by heading to the team page. Along with your registration, you will receive a t-shirt. Support your school and the fight against breast cancer. Can’t run? WALK for the Cure! Don’t want to wake up early? SLEEP-IN for the Cure!

CNR Data Daze 2014 - RSVP ASAP! Second Session October 14!
Looking to hone your stats and SPSS skills? Then the CNR Data Daze Stats series may be for you!  Join us for all or some of the sessions in this year's series!  Drs. Andres Azuero & Dheeraj Raju will lead the sessions, once a month from 9:30-12:00.  This will be a hands-on experience using SPSS in the Lister Hill Library Testing Lab G017. Click here to learn more!

DBBL Flyer 2014 V3SON Jean Kelley Fall Lecture, October 7

Got the Night-Shift Blues? Circadian Misalignment of Shift Working Nurses” Presented by Patricia Patrician, PhD, RN, FAAN, Donna Brown Banton Endowed Professor & Karen L. Gamble, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurobiology. Tuesday, October 7, 2014, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Reception to follow, CNR room 1020.  RSVP ASAP