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.
Help Team UAB build a Habitat HouseUSGA leads fundraiser to Pave the Way for new student centerUAB’s student leaders are turning a temporary inconvenience into a long-term opportunity to serve fellow students.Help SHP dodgeball fundraiser be a big hitBe a part of the Habitat House that UAB builtHelp your fellow co-workers and students build a safe, affordable house, made possible by employee contributions to the UAB Benevolent Fund.Take a walk on TuesdaysNo need to walk alone. Join others every Tuesday in August to train for the Blazer Fun Run or just get some social exercise. Meet at 5 p.m. in the West Pavilion Atrium and walk to and from Railroad Park.Be Seen in Green at Aug. 30 home-opener against Troy$15 Fridays put the T in Tickets and T-shirts.Looking to hire students for part-time positions?Don't miss the Part-Time Career Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Campus Rec Center. Register online or contact Kelli Holmes at email@example.comTEDxBirmingham looks to ‘Move Mountains’ in 2015Save the date and nominate a speaker for the next conference at UAB in February.Volunteers needed for UAB's prison lecture seriesAny subject that would appeal to a general audience — from Expressionist art and medieval pilgrimage to advances in robotics and Antarctic biology — is well-suited to this series, preparing to enter its 25th year.Days ahead are sew, sewSewing continues May 9 for a giant art installation to adorn the UAB Cultural Corridor. Brooklyn-based Amanda Browder will use Skype to sew alongside volunteers.