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UAB News​:  Research Focus

UAB ophthalmology gets grant from Research to Prevent Blindness
Research to Prevent Blindness has given UAB’s Department of Ophthalmology a grant to further research of retinal and optic nerve diseases
New study sheds light on cost of medications and perception of how well they work
A new study says that the cost of a medication may play a very important role in a patient’s perception of whether it works.
Blueprint for success — UAB’s undergraduate neuroscience major
stream UNP Brain Infographic 900A unique program at UAB has linked undergraduate students with more than 80 top neuroscience research mentors, many located on UAB’s medical campus.
UAB Wins Grant to Study Effects of Fungi on Asthma
Many persons with asthma are also allergic to common fungi and mold, and a reaction to those allergens can exacerbate asthma symptoms. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham have received a $1.75 million, four-year grant from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health, to better understand how a fungal reaction affects asthma and to search for ways to interfere in that process and reduce the severity of fungal asthma.
Geneticists find trigger of rare disorder involved in oral disease
In collaboration with an international team of researchers, scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the U.S. have discovered the basis of Singleton–Merten syndrome (SMS). SMS is an infrequently described autosomal dominant disorder causing early and extreme heart calcification, as well as dental anomalies, such as early-onset periodontitis and root resorption of the teeth in affected patients, among other conditions.

​Announcements

  • Procurement Under Uniform Guidance

    UAB has chosen to delay implementation of the new procurement requirements in OMB 2.CFR.200.326 until October 1, 2016. The Office of Management and Budget has granted a grace period to allow extra time for a systematic implementation. Over the course of the next year UAB will develop procurement procedures consistent with the Uniform Guidance. In the interim, UAB will continue to comply with OMB circular A-110.
     
     
    For additional information related to Uniform Guidance, visit the the following link:  http://www.uab.edu/research/administration/resources/Pages/Uniform-Guidance-OMB-A-81.aspx
    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 01/28/15
  • Funding Application Submissions to the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

    In a continuing effort to partner with UAB faculty to ensure the timely and efficient processing of funding application submissions to the OSP, and in conjunction with the recently announced OSP Review Plan, the following changes are effective Wednesday, December 3, 2014;

    Submissions to the OSP must include all required documents or the submission will be placed in an IRAP status of “Incomplete Submission” and will not be review or processed until the complete submission is received. A listing of required documents for each submission type can be found at OSP Required Documents - Federal and Non Profit and OSP Required Documents for Non-Federal and For Profit. In order to be considered complete funding application submissions that:

    • require SF424 application forms must be submitted to the OSP Dropbox simultaneously with the submission of other required documents to osp@uab.edu;
    • are ASSIST submissions must include the application identifier in the application package e-mail; and
    • are NSF submissions must be in FastLane’s view/edit mode.

    The PI and Support Staff Contact will receive an email notification documenting the incomplete submission, and identifying the specific missing documents. Note an incomplete submission:

    • does not get the submission into a queue;
    • will not be routed to an OSP officer or specialist until all required documents are received. The OSP Review Plan timeline does not begin until all required documents for the submission are received.

    The missing required documents should be submitted to osp@uab.edu along with the OSP assigned number provided with the incomplete submission email notification as expeditiously as possible to ensure a timely routing of the submission for review.

    Should you have any questions, please contact your OSP officer or askosp@uab.edu.

    Posted by Office of Sponsored Programs | 12/03/14
  • Uniform Guidance Information Website Launched

    A new website has been developed related to Uniform Guidance and how it impacts the UAB research community.  A "Cost Principles Quick Guide to Allowable Costs" has been developed, and Notices have been posted providing additional detail on the following subjects:

    • Indirect Cost Rate for Subawards
    • Charging Participant Costs
    • Charging Computer Devices as Supplies
    • Charging Salaries of Administrative and Clerical Staffs

    Additionally, links to presentations, listings of upcoming Uniform Guidance events, and resource links are listed.

    The information on this site will continue to grow, so look for notices about new or updated content through the OSP list serve, or periodically check back at the Uniform Guidance website.

    For questions, contact:

    Email: UABresearch@uab.edu

    Or check the Frequently Asked Questions at the Uniform Guidance (A-81) link of the What’s New section on the OSP home page.

    Posted by Office of the Vice President for Research and Economic Development | 10/10/14
  • Changes to Consent Form May 2014

    ​The following are changes to the Sample Consent Form, version 05/29/14

    • Font has been changed to Calibri to comply with Institutional style guidelines.
    • Header:  The header has been updated to include Sponsor Protocol No., when applicable.
    • Risks and Discomforts:  Clarification to instructions in Randomization section and revisions to the example paragraph have been made.
    • Confidentiality:  
      • Change in language regarding publishing results of research
      • Updated Billing Compliance language
      • Addition of clinical trials indicator in medical records
    • Voluntary Participation and Withdrawal:  Instructions have been updated.
    • Cost of Participation:  Addition of sample language regarding Category B medical devices.
    • Signatures:  Several changes in the guidance.
    • HIPAA Authorization Form:  Revision to consent cancellation language.

    Click here for a more detailed summary of the changes.

    The sample consent form is available online by clicking this link.

    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 06/04/14
  • FDA 1572 Updated

    Version date 07/2013, available at the following link:
    Posted by Office of the Institutional Review Board for Human Use | 01/01/13
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