Overexposure to ultraviolet rays is linked to skin cancer. But the causes of other cancers are unknown, so the American Cancer Society is conducting the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3); enrollment is coming to UAB this fall. CPS-3 will enable the general public to help scientists understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that cause or prevent cancer. Anyone age 30-65 who never has been diagnosed with cancer (excluding basal cell & squamous cell carcinoma) can join this study. Participation is easy, and enrollment is being facilitated by UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center.
To sign up, visit www.cps3birmingham.org; to do more — become a CPS-3 Champion. A champion will spread the word to co-workers, family and friends and encourage 10 people to enroll in the study. To be a champion, email CPS3Champion@uab.edu.
Two teams to represent UAB in the Birmingham Corporate ChallengeSign up and encourage your co-workers to compete in the Olympic-style competitions to be held July 16 in Railroad Park.More than 2 tons of clothing collected in annual driveThe UAB extended community collected 70 hanging wardrobe boxes of clothing and multiple boxes of folded clothes, shoes, handbags, accessories and toiletries during the UAB Commission on the Status of Women’s annual Suits 4 Success clothing drive.Nominations for new staff council open April 4-15Nominations for the inaugural UAB Staff Council will be accepted 8 a.m. April 4- 5 p.m. April 15.Clear your closets: Suits for Success to return April 4-8The UAB Commission on the Status of Women will be collecting donations of gently used clothing for My Sister’s Closet, an outreach program of the YWCA of Central Alabama, April 4-8.Elections for new staff council set for MayNominations will be accepted in April for approximately 50 seats representing units throughout the university.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.UAB to dedicate new Habitat House Nov. 3UAB employees and students will dedicate the handicapped-accessible Habitat House they built for Monique Dixon and her family 3:30 p.m. See how it all came together with #UABbuilds.Crowd turns out to hear about new staff councilThe plan is to hold open forums to get input and feedback from employees during coming months and hold elections in the spring.
Surveys to guide planning for electric cars, bikes on campusAnswers to these informal surveys will help UAB Sustainability evaluate the feasibility and best locations for electric car-charging stations and improvements to bike infrastructure. The surveys will be live until Sept. 10.Grant program seeks novel ideas for solving community problemsAll applicants must attend a mandatory Innovation Workshop 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Sept. 19 in Lister Hill Library's Edge of Chaos. Register online.