Holiday toy drive to begin Nov. 30Support the annual toy drive by donating new, unwrapped toys suitable for children agesinfant-12 years. Toys will be collected until noon Dec. 17.Moody helps ‘redesign the resident experience’Jamie Moody still counts her time in the surgery residency program in months. But she’s already a legend in the making and November’s Employee of the Month.Job description builder unavailable during upgrade beginning Nov. 18The interactive tool Compensation uses to write and store job descriptions is being upgraded and will be unavailable starting 5 p.m. Nov. 18; it is expected to be available again 8 a.m. Nov. 23. Check the website for updates. Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or 934-5264.New seminar series to showcase outstanding women in scienceJohns Hopkins biophysicist Karen Fleming, Ph.D., will deliver the inaugural lecture Dec. 1.7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKA list of things for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Nov. 15-21.Lecture explores the link between language and lineage Nov. 16Armin Schwegler, Ph.D., professor of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Irvine, will present a lecture, "Linguistics and Population Genetics (DNA)," 2 p.m. Nov. 16 in AEIVA Hess Family Lecture Hall. Schwegler is using DNA research to complement linguistic and historical research in an effort to reconstruct Latin America's extensive African origins.New repair station at the center of bike safety eventOvarian cancer symposium to be heldPhysicians and research scientists will present abstracts on basic research and offer an overview of clinical trials at UAB during the Ovarian Cancer Symposium 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 20.
Free vision screenings for employees Nov. 11, 13The next screenings will be held 8:30-11:30 a.m. Nov. 11 and 13 in the Administration Building penthouse and the Women and Infants Center second floor atrium, respectively. No appointment is necessary.Researcher to explore unexpected fertility among women with CFA new drug hailed as a game-changer in the cystic fibrosis community is improving life expectancies for patients — and unplanned pregnancies among women who believed CF made them infertile. Nursing Assistant Professor Sigrid Ladores, Ph.D., is undertaking a study to provide a roadmap for more comprehensive care for their reproductive health. For Ladores, this is personal.UAB part of NSF plan to tackle large-scale challenges with big data analysisUAB is a member institution of the new South Big Data Innovation Hub, one of four regional NSF hubs expected to apply big data to public problem-solving. UAB will contribute — most likely in in areas of health care, industrial big data and smart cities — through its Big Data Research and Analytics Lab.New foundation signals 'a great day' for athleticsA 501(c)3 organization is being created that will support the athletics department in its quest for excellence in all programs. The UAB Athletics Foundation will help build loyalty and philanthropic support for a superior intercollegiate athletics program.Free cloud storage available for employeesUAB IT has debuted a cloud storage service for faculty and staff. UAB employees can now register for a Microsoft OneDrive account, which provides 1TB of cloud storage and allows file sharing.Howard honored for exceptional work to prevent stroke, heart diseaseUAB epidemiology Professor Virginia Howard, Ph.D., has been honored for her work to find novel, powerful ways to reduce the burden of stroke and heart disease by the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention.Online journal to explore policy, research, best practices in literacyThe UAB School of Education's new MidSouth Literacy Journal will provide a platform for researchers and teacher practitioners to disseminate research in areas of reading, writing, financial, mathematical and scientific literacy.Neuroscientist is working to stack the building blocks of memoryUAB’s J. David Sweatt, Ph.D., an international expert in the basic mechanisms of memory formation, explains how recent discoveries are pointing the way to new treatment options for learning and memory disorders.Find out more about core and shared research resourcesLearn ways the services and equipment in UAB Cores and Shared Resources can benefit your research efforts during a poster session 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Nov. 18 in the UAB Campus Recreation Center. Register a poster for the event by Nov. 11. A list of current registrants will be available beginning Nov. 3.Stagno to deliver Distinguished Faculty LectureSergio Stagno, M.D., has been named the 2015 Distinguished Faculty Lecturer, the highest honor bestowed by the UAB Academic Health Center. He will deliver a lecture titled “Building the Department of Pediatrics: A Team Effort (1988-2014)” at a seated dinner in his honor Dec. 2.
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Help UAB win the citywide Choose Healthy ChallengeEmployees eligible for My Health Rewards can join the challenge team to compete against other Birmingham-area employers and help UAB win first place. Take #healthyselfies every time you make a healthy choice and purchase items from participating merchants to earn points for your team and chances to win weekly prizes like Yeti Coolers and Apple Watches through Dec. 14. Sign up for MHR online.7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKThings for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Nov. 1-7.
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7 THINGS TO KNOW FOR THE WEEKA list of things for the UAB community to see and do during the week of Nov. 15-21.Moody helps ‘redesign the resident experience’Jamie Moody still counts her time in the surgery residency program in months. But she’s already a legend in the making and November’s Employee of the Month.Holiday toy drive to begin Nov. 30Support the annual toy drive by donating new, unwrapped toys suitable for children agesinfant-12 years. Toys will be collected until noon Dec. 17.Job description builder unavailable during upgrade beginning Nov. 18The interactive tool Compensation uses to write and store job descriptions is being upgraded and will be unavailable starting 5 p.m. Nov. 18; it is expected to be available again 8 a.m. Nov. 23. Check the website for updates. Direct questions to email@example.com or 934-5264.
Broad success, growing momentum highlight State of the University addressPresident Ray Watts shared details of the institution’s many successes and broad impact across its five mission pillars during his annual address Monday. Read the highlights online or view the video of the full presentation.Graduate School recruiting for new associate dean
Applications for associate dean for Graduate Biomedical Sciences will be accepted from UAB faculty through Nov. 2.Personal directory information to require BlazerID for access
Access to personal information in the Electronic Phonebook at uab.edu/directory will be password-protected, effective immediately. All faculty, staff and students will need to log in with a BlazerID to search or access that information. Information for units and entities will not require a login.UAB taking first steps to create staff councilUAB will host a kickoff picnic 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 20 on the Campus Green to launch this new initiative, and open forums will be scheduled to enable staff to help guide its creation.Wanted: Proposals for faculty-led field trips abroadUAB Education Abroad is seeking proposals for faculty-led travel programs for fall 2016.Four things to know about open enrollmentAll benefit-eligible UAB employees must take part in this year’s active Open Enrollment to secure their 2016 medical coverage Oct. 30-Nov. 16.Annual campus security and fire safety report is onlineThe 2015 UAB Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is now available at www.uab.edu/police or you can download a PDF. For a print copy of the report, call 205-934-4649.New paid parental leave is added to employee benefits
The new policy, slated to be available no later than July 2016, is a collaborative effort between the UAB administration and Faculty Senate. It aligns UAB with the rare U.S. employers that provide gender-neutral, paid parental leave.Candidates for top diversity officer to make presentations
Four finalists for the position of vice president of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will make open presentations during this month, beginning Sept. 9.Deadline for Distinguished Faculty Lecturer nomination is Aug. 26The award recognizes faculty who advance the frontiers of science or otherwise make a significant contribution to the health of people or the academic health center through education, research or public service.Finalists for dean of Graduate School to presentProfessors Lori McMahon and Daniel Bullard will present their views for The Graduate School 11 a.m. Aug. 5 and Aug. 6, respectively, in School of Nursing Building Room 1028. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend.Deadline for Ingalls award nominations is Sept. 16Nominate deserving faculty for the 2015 Ellen Gregg Ingalls/UAB National Alumni Society Award for Lifetime Achievement in Teaching. The deadline is Sept. 16. Details and the nomination form are online.Apply for your passport on campus nowUAB now accepts passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. “Whether you need a passport for study away, international conference travel, field work abroad or a vacation, get your passport right on campus,” said Brian Johnson, director of the UAB Office for Study Away. Details online.Part of 7th Avenue at Volker to close through Sept. 23
Beginning July 20, Seventh Avenue South — from the east end of Volker Hall to 16th Street — will be closed to thru traffic during installation of underground utility piping through Sept. 23. This will not prohibit access to parking for nearby buildings.Surplus auction to be held July 20The warehouse will close July 9 to prepare for the auction. It will reopen July 28.
Use or lose your personal holidaysUAB policy requires non-hospital, biweekly paid, full-time regular employees to use personal holidays by the last biweekly pay period in June, which for 2015 is the May 31-June 13 pay period — or forfeit them. The policy for monthly paid and hospital employees is unchanged. The full holiday policy is in the UAB Policies and Procedures Library at www.uab.edu/policies.Campus honored for commitment to conservationUAB has received Tree Campus USA recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation and Toyota for promoting healthy trees and engaging students and staff in the spirit of conservation. “Protecting and promoting trees is a key component for improving air and groundwater quality," said Tim Sullivan, manager of UAB Campus Services and Grounds, "and it adds to the aesthetic beauty of the campus.”UAB president announces planned return of football, bowling and rifleInitial results of fundraising efforts far exceeding historical financial support significantly improve the Athletic Department’s financial picture, make possible the return of football, bowling and rifle.Wellness has new rewards for employeesRegister for My Health Rewards, and participate for a chance to win prizes.UAB joins elite group with Comprehensive Stroke Center designationThis acknowledges that UAB is prepared to offer immediate access to state-of-the-art stroke care every minute of every day, said David G. Standaert, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Neurology. “We provide advanced and potentially lifesaving services that are available nowhere else in Alabama.”
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