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 email@example.com 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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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 934-5264.