Highlights, Week of March 4, 2015


Beware of Predatory Publishers!

It is important to be wary of the possible pitfalls and perils of publishing in open-source, pay-to-publish journals.  While there are legitimate and highly respected open-source journals it is worth your time to do your homework to assess the credibility of which journal you submit your article to.  Here is a small compilation of resources on this topic.
Have other resources you would like to share?  email me at lar@uab.edu

Science and the Public: New Careers for Today's Scientists, March 6

A policy summit to discuss career options in Public Policy, Non-Profits, and Government.  The panel discussion wil be led by today's policy leaders.  Friday March 6, Noon-2, Heritage Hall 106.  Lunch will be provided.


Training to help faculty secure NSF CAREER awards, March 13, April 10, & May 8

UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences will provide training for junior faculty who are planning to apply for a NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award. The three-session training program will walk applicants through the process of applying for and winning NSF CAREER Awards. All UAB faculty are invited to attend. The Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is a Foundation-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. Such activities should build a firm foundation for a lifetime of leadership in integrating education and research. NSF encourages submission of CAREER proposals from junior faculty members at all CAREER-eligible organizations and especially encourages women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and persons with disabilities to apply.

Office of Research & Scholarship

Copyright Best Practices - March 4, 2:30-3:30

"Best Practices for Information Use and Copyright" presented by Jeff Graveline, UAB Associate Librarian. Wednesday, March 4 2:30-3:30, NB 1020. Please RSVP to Lauren at lar@uab.edu

The War on Cancer:New Battles, March 10

Judy Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN, Professor and Cancer Pain Program Director, Northwestern University will present.  March 10, 3-4, NB 1020. Sponsored by the UAB SON Office of Research & Scholarship and the UAB Palliative Care Center Scholars Program  Please rsvp here.


UAB SON Office of Professional Development - Leadership Practices for Quality and Safety Conference, April 30-May 1

This interactive workshop is designed to enhance leadership practices for quality and safety. The workshop focuses on developing authentic leaders, practice environments, teamwork, and interprofessional collaborative relationships conducive to quality and safety. For more information contact Becky Wakefield askSONCE@uab.edu or call 205-975-2481 or RSVP here.

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