Highlights, Week of March 18, 2015


UAB Metabolic Workshop, June 14-June 18

While many are familiar with genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics, each representing methods to globally examine gene sequences and how they are transcribed and translated, the current NIH initiative is to comprehensively study all the metabolites that circulate in our bodies. The NIH, through the Common Fund (http://commonfund.nih.gov/metabolomics/index), sponsors a hands-on training workshop at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (June 14-18, 2015) in the design, sample collection, sample processing and data analysis that is associated with metabolomics research. The course is jointly sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) as part of the NIH Common Fund Metabolomics Initiative, and the Departments of Chemistry and Pharmacology and Toxicology at UAB. Note that there are travel funds for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The application deadline is March 27th, 2015.


Birmingham Black Nurses Association Scholarship

BBNA is committed to fostering the professional and personal growth of future nurses through its scholarship and mentoring program. The BBNA mentoring program provides activities that enable growth and empowerment of nursing students for future service in nursing. BBNA awards an annual scholarship to a nursing student enrolled in a pre-licensure nursing program in the state of Alabama. The BBNA scholarship is awarded in November of each year at our Annual Scholarship Reception.

IOM Report


NINR Notes & News


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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