CCTS Conducts Technology Commercialization Pop-up Course at Auburn

CCTS Conducts Technology Commercialization Pop-up Course at Auburn

More than 30 faculty, postdocs, and students participated in the half-day event, which was led by CCTS Executive Council Member and UAB Collat School of Business Associate Dean for Research, Innovation, and Faculty Success Dr. Molly Wasko. Participants learned how to determine the commercial viability of their innovations, develop a successful business case for securing funding and attracting collaborators, and apply to NIH for an SBIR grant.

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Mark Your Calendar: Scientific Community of Outcomes Researchers (SCOR) Open House

Mark Your Calendar: Scientific Community of Outcomes Researchers (SCOR) Open House

CCTS and the Hub-based SCOR team invite you to stop by their new space on the 7th floor of UAB's Faculty Office Towers between 1pm and 3pm on Tuesday, October 30, to learn about several new programs aiming to develop a dynamic community of scholars dedicated to achieving health equity for all. Investigators interested in transitioning from a K to an R grant (and enjoying some Halloween treats!) are especially encouraged to attend. RSVPs to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Updated CCTS SPAN Lab Fee Sheet Now Available

Updated CCTS SPAN Lab Fee Sheet Now Available

Are you planning a study that will require lab services for specimen processing or analysis and/or DNA and cell preparation? CCTS has posted an updated fee sheet for its SPAN unit to assist Hub research teams for either investigator-initiated or industry sponsored studies with budgeting. Available on request to CCTS Partner Network investigators.

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Mark Your Calendar for U-BRITE Day!

Mark Your Calendar for U-BRITE Day!

Co-sponsored by UAB Informatics Institute and the CCTS, the inaugural Biomedical Research Infrastructure Technology Enhancement (U-BRITE) Day will unveil several “proof of concept” translational research projects while soliciting attendee feedback to help guide its future development. U-BRITE will assemble existing and new HIPAA-compliant, high-performance informatics tools to provide researchers with the means to manage and analyze clinical and genomic data sets, including a “translational research commons” component to enable interdisciplinary team science across geographical locations. So whether your analytic needs for data are big or small, biological or human, or any combination, join us at PCAMS on Thursday, November 1, from 10:30am-2:45pm to see how UAB is transforming your research environment. Working lunch will be provided to first 50 registered attendees.

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CCTS Shares Informatics Solutions at TriNetX Summit 2018

CCTS Shares Informatics Solutions at TriNetX Summit 2018

Research Commons Program Manager and CCTS TriNetX Liaison Madeline J. Gibson, MPH, traveled to Boston to share informatics-based tips to empower study recruitment and enrollment at the second annual TriNetX conference, an invitation-only event that took place September 25-26 in Boston, MA. Our CCTS Informatics Team is leading the way in i2b2 integration with TriNetX.

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CCTS Breaks Ground for Hub Habitat House Build 2018

CCTS Breaks Ground for Hub Habitat House Build 2018

Braving unseasonably high temperatures in September, CCTS volunteers came together and put up the first walls for the UAB Benevolent Fund's Fifth Annual Habitat House. Follow along via #UABBuilds on Twitter to see this house turn into a home for life-time Birmingham resident Ames Farrell. Congrats to our CCTS Habitat team!

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Register Today for Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Research

Register Today for Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Research

This week-long immersion course will acquaint you with basic genetic principles and provide hands-on training in the latest technologies and experimental approaches necessary to develop cutting-edge protocols for genetic and genomic studies involving human subjects. You will also learn how to conduct an analysis of genomics using bioinformatics databases. Cosponsored by CCTS and the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences. Student, postdoc, and faculty investigators welcome.

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Registration Deadline Near for 5th Annual Community Engagement Institute

Registration Deadline Near for 5th Annual Community Engagement Institute

Register by Thursday, October 11, for our upcoming CEI 2018, which will take place at the Hyatt Regency (The Wyndham) in Hoover, AL, on Friday, October 12. This full-day symposium will explore ways we can cross sectoral divides to work synergistically on our greatest health challenges. Seats for "Building Bridges for Better Health through Engaging Communities" are limited, no onsite registration will be available, so secure your ticket today!

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CCTS Celebrates Successful Migration of UAB to OnCore Enterprise

CCTS Celebrates Successful Migration of UAB to OnCore Enterprise

CCTS played a lead role in the implementation of the OnCore Enterprise clinical trials management system at the Hub. The culmination of more than a year of highly coordinated teamwork, the migration required moving 274 protocols in three "waves," training 270 individuals including an initial group of super users, and integrating OnCore with the Cerner IMPACT electronic health record. Just in time for an OnCore upgrade in early 2019!

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Unique New Conference Aims to Fill Gap in Research at Nexus of Environmental Exposure, DNA Repair, and Genome Integrity

Unique New Conference Aims to Fill Gap in Research at Nexus of Environmental Exposure, DNA Repair, and Genome Integrity

On the weekend of October 20-21, 2018, CCTS Partner University of South Alabama (USA) will host the 1st Southern Genome Maintenance Conference to explore the role of environmental influences on DNA repair and human genome integrity as related to cancer therapy outcomes and disease and health disparities. USA's goal is to facilitate collaborative research on the underlying cellular processes of these understudied nexuses. The conference will provide a chance for students, fellows/trainees, and junior faculty to connect with interdisciplinary experts in these fields.

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CCTS Accepting Applications for CTSTP 2019

CCTS Accepting Applications for CTSTP 2019

Become a translational thinker and increase your team science skills with our popular six-month Clinical and Translational Science Training Program (CTSTP)! This competitive, career-boosting opportunity is open to grad students, postdocs, or faculty from across the CCTS Partner Network. Apply by 5:00pm, Friday, November 12, 2018.

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CEI 2018 Agenda and Program Now Available

CEI 2018 Agenda and Program Now Available

The complexity of our greatest health challenges requires a new level of intersectoral collaboration. Join us for our 5th Annual Community Engagement Institute (CEI), where diverse stakeholders from the Birmingham area and throughout the Alabama, Louisiana, and Mississippi region will explore innovative ideas for synergizing efforts to improve the health of our communities. Interested in participating? Submit a poster abstract by 5pm Friday, October 5. Be sure to register by Thursday, October 11, to secure your spot.

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Mark Your Calendar for Translational Science 2019

Mark Your Calendar for Translational Science 2019

This annual event, which will take place in Washington, DC, on March 5-8, 2019, showcases the latest research in translational science and provides a unique opportunity to connect with more than 1,000 researchers, trainees, and federal officers. Sponsors have extended the conference by a day to provide an even more comprehensive educational experience for attendees, including the new ACTS Career Pathways event. Meet key thought leaders in the field and share your research-the Call for Abstracts is open until Thursday, November 15, 2018.

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October 3rd Drop-in Clinics Deferred or Relocated

October 3rd Drop-in Clinics Deferred or Relocated

Please note a change in scheduling for our CCTS First Wednesday Drop-in Clinics on October 3rd. Due to the CCTS Training Academy Advisory Council meeting at PCAMS, our Biorepository, Bionutrition, and Clinical Research Unit clinics will be deferred until November 7th. The BERD clinic will relocate to the Lister Hill Edge of Chaos at the usual time (11:30am-1pm).

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