F9030—Immunology/Rheumatology

Co-Mentors/Principal Investigators:  Dr. Kenneth G. Sagg, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Director, UAB CERTs.,  FOT 820, 1530 3rd Avenue S., Birmingham, AL 35294-3408.  Telephone (205) 996-9784; Fax: (205) 975-6859  - Dr. Jeffrey R. Curtis, Assistant Professor, Medicine and Associate Director, UAB CERTs., FOT 840, 1530 3rd Avenue S., Birmingham, AL 35294-3408  Telephone (205) 934-7727; Fax (205) 975-6849

E-mail: Dr. Saag ksaag@uab.edu or Dr. Curtis: jcurtis@uab.edu


Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship Available

Center for Education & Research on Therapeutics in Musculoskeletal Disorders (CERTs) Do you want better preparation for a career in clinical research within academic medicine? The UAB Center for Education and Research for Therapeutics on Musculoskeletal Disorders is sponsoring a postdoctoral clinical research fellowship (distinct from the UAB clinical rheumatology fellowship). Candidates should have a strong interest in epidemiology, outcomes and health services research, biostatistics, or related disciplines. Applicants should possess M.D. or Ph.D. degree, have excellent interpersonal skills and be fluent in written and spoken English. Past clinical training in musculoskeletal disorders is highly desirable. A graduate degree in public health (e.g. MPH, MS, MSPH) desirable, but not required. Position provides mentored training with an opportunity to develop research skills and collaborate with a dynamic group of faculty and staff.

The position will be a 1 year appointment with a flexible start date, competitive salary, excellent resources for career development (funding for conference travel, etc), and standard University beneftis. Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in studies funded by AHRQ, NIH, FDA, voluntary organizations and research foundations. Fellow will serve on project teams, implement research protocols, participate in data management/analysis procedures, report preparation and career development activities. Fellow also will participate in the grant writing and will share in authorship and investigator status in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. International and J-1 visa candidates welcome. www.uab.edu/arthritis

Postdocs in UAB News

  • Increased risk of major adverse cardiac events after the later surgery persists for one year.Carla HolcombA patient who has noncardiac surgery sometime after a stent is put into a coronary artery to open up a blockage has a greater risk for major adverse cardiac events (MACE) following the operation, but the optimal time to delay such elective surgery after stenting was not known. In a study of more than 28,000 patient records, first author Carla Holcomb,...

  • UAB School of Public Health research published in the journal Obesity shows seeing, hearing and smelling others’ eating foods can cause low birthweight in offspring among mice.While studies have shown that what a mother eats during pregnancy can affect her offspring, it could be that what she sees others eating can also affect her offspring. New research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health explores the influence it has in a...

UAB Research News

  • Vision services backed by UAB’s Callahan Eye Hospital now available in Talladega and Sylacauga.The comprehensive vision care provided by UAB Medicine is now available in Sylacauga and Talladega. J. Waid Blackstone, M.D., has joined the University of Alabama at Birmingham Callahan Eye Hospital Clinic network of doctors and will see patients at clinics located in those communities. “I’m proud to join the UAB Callahan Eye Hospital Clinic,” Blackstone said. “I offer a local solution for advanced...

  • UAB researchers find a chemical pathway — a glutamate transporter — that may be causing seizures and shorten survival rates for patients with brain tumors.Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have identified a chemical pathway that may be associated with seizures and shorter patient survival in some patients with malignant glioma, the most common and deadly form of brain tumor. In findings published May 27 in Science Translational Medicine, the researchers suggest that...