Research News Digest for Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Research News Digest for Thursday, May 18, 2017

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    (NOT-AA-17-004) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
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Theme: Metabolism and Cancer
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center would like to invite interested UAB faculty to present their research at this year’s Scientific Retreat held on Monday, October 30th.  To be considered for an internal speaking slot, please submit a brief one-paragraph description of research to be presented and a list of 1-3 relevant publications to Ryan Chambers ( by Friday, May 19th.
For additional information, please contact Ryan Chambers or Cindy Costes (
Dr. Susan Chang, is Professor in Residence and Vice Chair of Neurological Surgery, and Director, Division of Neuro-Oncology, at University of California, San Francisco.
We hope to see you there!  Refreshments will be served. 
Attachments: Flyer
When:  Friday, May 19, 2017
Time:  12-1:00 PM
Where:  Wallace Tumor Institute First Floor Conference Room
Presented by Shizhen Wang, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Pathology
University of California, San Diego
When:  Friday, May 26, 2017
Time:  12-1:00 PM
Where:  Finley Conference Center
The 4th Biennial UAB Multiple Sclerosis Symposium will be held on Friday, June 2, 2017. All interested faculty, students, and community members are invited to attend. Registration for the event is open, and abstract submissions are invited.
Important Dates and Information:
Abstract Submission Deadline: May 19, 2017
Abstract Guidelines can be found online at 2017 MS Symposium: Call for Abstracts
More information is available via the UAB Multiple Sclerosis Center website at
When: Friday, June 2, 2017
Time:  7:30 AM -5:00 PM
Where:  The Westin Birmingham
Summary Information
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the Institute of Oral Health Research. Projects involve understanding the molecular pathogenesis of human oral cancers and tumors in order to facilitate the development of targeted therapies. The applicant should be able to critically evaulate data, troubleshoot experiments, write scientifically, and work with undergraduate and graduate students in the laboratory. Projects will include cell culture and molecular biology techniques, and novel animal models.
Sponsor(s):  Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery; Institute of Oral Health Research
Applicants should have the following:
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.
  • Clinical or research doctoral degree required (e.g. MD, DMD, PharmD, PhD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent).
  • Basic or clinical research experience in any of the following themes: Development and Genetics, Molecular Biology, Tumor Biology, or related discipline.
  • Funding for Postdoctoral Trainee is supported through an NIDCR T90 Institutional Training Grant.
  • NIH stipend support based on years' post-degree renewable for up to 3 years, with annual review.
  • Partial coverage of tuition and health insurance fees.
  • Travel support to attend meetings.
Award Amount(s):  $47,000-$50,000
Contact Information:
Dr. Hope Amm
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
School of Dentistry
SDB 709
Contact Email:
RFA Post:  5/5/2017
Letter of Intent Due:  6/14/2017 11:59 PM
Application Due:  6/30/2017 11:59 PM
The UAB-SOD Dental Academic Research Training (DART) Program, a predoctoral, dual degree and postdoctoral coordinated mentored research fellowship-training program in oral health discoveries, is accepting applications for the following positions starting July 1, 2017:
  • Pre-Doctoral Positions (Three available)
Sponsor: Institute of Oral Health Research; Global Center for Craniofacial and Dental Disorders; School of Dentistry
Funding Amount(s): $25,000
Application Due: Friday, May 26, 2017 11:59 PM
Attachments: Application
This is a two-year postdoctoral research training program funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute.  The program provides research training under the mentorship of faculty either at UAB or at HudsonAlpha, as well as experience in analysis and interpretation of genomic data, such as whole genome sequencing.  This is also a program that includes seminars on genomics and bioethics as well as experiences in genomic laboratories and clinics.
Sponsor: UAB-HudsonAlpha Center for Genomic Medicine
Funding Amount(s): $47,476
Application Due: Sunday, July 30, 2017 11:59 PM

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