F9030—Immunology/Rheumatology

Contact:

Co-Mentors/Principal Investigators:  Kenneth G. Sagg, M.D., MSc., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology Director, UAB CERTs.  Mailing address:  FOT 820, 1530 3rd Avenue S., Birmingham, AL 35294-3408  Telephone (205) 996-9784 Fax: (205) 975-6859  - Jeffrey R. Curtis. M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor Medicine and Associate Director, UAB CERTs.  Mailing address: 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

UAB News

  • Dr. Trygve Tollefsbol, director of the Cell Senescence Culture Facility at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, said the study "provides a unique way of looking at aging not only in terms of aging of the liver but also in terms of epigenetic aging." The findings are important because a liver that ages more quickly may make a person more likely to develop cancer, Tollefsbol added.

  • A recent (and totally unfortunate) study published in the New England Journal of Medicine debunked the common belief that having sex burns up to 300 calories. According to the calculations of University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, a 154-pound man doing the deed burns about 21 calories during an average sex sesh—a mere 3.5 calories per minute.