Highlights, July 23, 2014


StarMedical 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.
The 2014 Veterans Community Mental Health Summit, Aug 22, 2014
Improving the Mental Health of Veterans and Their Families - The purpose of the Mental Health Summit is to bring together key stakeholders in the community with the goal of enhancing access to mental health services and addressing the mental healthcare needs of Veterans and their family members. While there is no fee to attend the Summit, registration is required due to space and food limitations. Space is limited! Register here.
StarNursing Practitioner Alliance of Alabama Annual Conference, August 14-16
This year's conference will be held at the Edgewater Beach Resort in Panama City Beach, Florida. Topics include: advanced practice topics of interest, innovative treatment plans, rural health care, medical home, palliative care, hospice care, legislative issues needed to expand practice, prescriptive authority, QI, management trends and themes, women's health care, pharmacology, primary care, pediatrics, and acute care topics of interest. Questions may be directed to Dr. D'Ann Somerall at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

IOM News Alert: New Reports

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