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.
Be a part of the Habitat House that UAB builtHelp fellow co-workers and students build a safe, affordable ADA-compliant house, made possible by employee contributions to the UAB Benevolent Fund. The only requirement is a willingness to learn and work one of the scheduled four-hour shifts starting Sept. 17.USGA 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.Judges needed for undergrad research EXPOThe UAB EXPO showcases the academic endeavors of nearly 200 undergraduate students in many of the majors offered at UAB. Graduate students, post docs and faculty are encouraged to help judge the presentations; apply online.Enter annual PSA competition by March 30Show your message to the world in live action video, animation or posters, and compete for prizes in Public Health's KoronisFest Public Service Announcement & Poster Competition. Winning entries are screened during Public Health Week and in the Sidewalk Film Festival. Details at www.koronisfest.org.Community Week: See UAB community through the eyes of alumni and faculty Jan. 30UAB will celebrate Community Week from Jan. 26-31, with events ranging from a panel discussion on diversity to the 14th annual International Bazaar.Support community efforts to feed hungry children
Volunteers are needed to help pack bags of food for children who depend on schools for meals. Donate your time; RSVP to Cassandra Brown at 996-2040 or email@example.com.Register now to participate in Scale Back AlabamaUAB is again participating in Scale Back Alabama — a free, statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage residents to get healthy — and Employee Wellness will provide weigh-in sites for UAB employees.Apply for Women’s Club scholarship by Jan. 30The UAB Women's Clubscholarship helps deserving female students with financial hardships further their education at UAB. Download an application.Help spread the warmthUAB Eye Care’s outreach program is collecting donations of new items such as blankets, scarves, hats and gloves to give away during free vision exams in the first week of December.Toys for Tots drive is underwayUAB has launched its 21st annual toy drive benefiting Toys for Tots. Boxes are located in buildings across campus for new, unwrapped toy donations. Toys will be picked up Dec. 5.