CCTS External Advisory Committee Convenes for Annual Meeting

CCTS External Advisory Committee Convenes for Annual Meeting

On December 3rd, members of the CCTS External Advisory Committee (EAC) traveled to Birmingham, Alabama to receive updates from across the CCTS Partner Network.

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TL1 Program Application Deadline Extended

TL1 Program Application Deadline Extended

There is still time to apply for the Predoctural Clinical/Translational Research (TL1) Program—submissions will now be accepted until December 15th.

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CCTS Co-Director James Cimino Receives 2019 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence

CCTS Co-Director James Cimino Receives 2019 Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence

The Morris F. Collen Award of Excellence is presented to an individual whose personal commitment and dedication to medical informatics have made a lasting impression on the field.

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EDW Analyst-Supported Services: Complicated Queries Made Simple

EDW Analyst-Supported Services: Complicated Queries Made Simple

After investigators run queries with i2b2 and receive the patient count or defined a cohort they desire, they often lean on EDW analysts to help them acquire deeper-level information.

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Meet Dana Rizk, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Administrative Office

Meet Dana Rizk, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Administrative Office

Dana Rizk, MD, has been named the Medical Director for UAB’s Clinical Trials Administrative Office (CTAO). The CTAO oversees the various policies, procedures, systems, and initiatives supporting the clinical trials conducted at UAB. Read on to learn more about her background in clinical research, and why she’s excited for what’s to come.

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i2b2: What It Can Do For You

i2b2: What It Can Do For You

Informatics for Integrating Biology and the Bedside (i2b2) is an NIH-funded scalable informatics framework designed for translational research. Read on to find out what makes it a unique and useful tool for designing and completing clinical studies.

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Clinical & Translational Science Training Program Application Deadline Extended

Clinical & Translational Science Training Program Application Deadline Extended

The Request for Applications for this six-month certificate program that provides training in clinical and translational research will remain open until Friday, November 22. 

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CCTS Launches the ACT Network Enabling Easy, Nationwide Cohort Discovery and Data Sharing

CCTS Launches the ACT Network Enabling Easy, Nationwide Cohort Discovery and Data Sharing

The ACT Network is a real-time informatics platform allowing researchers to explore and validate recruitment feasibility for multi-site clinical studies across the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium. The ACT Network is secure, HIPAA-compliant and IRB-approved, allowing researchers to design and implement data queries across scores of institutions from their own desktop.

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Clinical Trials Initiative Town Hall Meetings

Clinical Trials Initiative Town Hall Meetings

The Clinical Trials Initiative Town Hall Meetings have been taking place over the past week and will continue with a discussion on Wednesday, November 6th. All clinical research teams and PIs are invited to learn more about the tools, resources and best practices for the financial management of clinical trials.

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Registration Closing Soon! Join us for the CCTS 2nd Annual Translational Training Symposium.

Registration Closing Soon! Join us for the CCTS 2nd Annual Translational Training Symposium.

The 2nd Annual CCTS Translational Training Symposium will convene predoctoral, postdoctoral, and early career scholars, as well as their mentors and training grant leaders, from across the CCTS Partner Network for experiential training and career development sessions on translational and design thinking, grant writing, clinical trials, community engagement, and funding opportunities.

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Translational Science 2020 Conference: Call for Abstracts Now Open!

Translational Science 2020 Conference: Call for Abstracts Now Open!

More than 1,100 trainees, researchers and federal officers are heading to the nation's capital next spring for the Association for Clinical and Translational Science’s Translational Science 2020 Conference! Registration will open this December, but the call for abstracts is now live.

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One-Minute Writing Improvements: Energize Your Words with Active Voice

One-Minute Writing Improvements: Energize Your Words with Active Voice

Sometimes small changes can make all the difference. Improve your science writing with this quick read from Edge for Scholars.

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Meet the One Great Community Council Members

Meet the One Great Community Council Members

The primary mission of the One Great Community Council is to strengthen partnerships with local community organizations and leaders, and to explore novel ways for community members to participate as partners in biomedical research. The council is a broad network of community-based organizations, business, and academic partners, and recently new members have been appointed.

Meet the OGC Council Members.

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Ten Tips for Next Generation Interdisciplinary Research

Ten Tips for Next Generation Interdisciplinary Research

Researcher Rachel Kelly has gleaned advice from interdisciplinary experts from 25 countries and across all continents, combining their tips into one useful list that includes a handy graphic.

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Here's How to Add an ORCID to Your NCBI Profile

Here's How to Add an ORCID to Your NCBI Profile

Several months ago, the NIH, AHRQ, and CDC announced that individuals supported by research training, fellowship, research education, and career development awards would be required to have ORCID iDs beginning in FY 2020 (see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-19-109.html for the original notice.) 

To add an ORCID to your NCBI Profile, follow these 3 steps or watch this brief video, courtesy of SciENcv, part of My NCBI (National Center for Biotechnology Information).
  1. Register for your ORCID at https://orcid.org/register.
  2. Link your ORCID from eRA Commons, SciENcv biosketches, UAB Faculty Profiles, data repositories, and other appropriate professional sites such as LinkedIn or Scopus author IDs.
  3. Submit ORCID on grants, publications, data sets, etc.
Visit the CCTS YouTube Channel for more learning guides designed to support your science.

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Join the CCTS Leadership Team to Elevate Clinical and Translational Research to New Heights

Join the CCTS Leadership Team to Elevate Clinical and Translational Research to New Heights

With the recent renewal of its NIH award, the CCTS embarks on a new phase – CCTS 3.0 – to elevate platforms for scientific excellence, research partnership, workforce development and community engagement. This ambitious vision for growth and advancement will rely on our dedicated leadership team, with its enthusiasm and tenacity to develop strategic initiatives and facilitate their implementation. To support this growth, the CCTS seeks applications for the position of Deputy Director to expand the CCTS leadership team in the continuing development of clinical and translational investigation at the CCTS Hub at UAB and across the CCTS Partner Network. 

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So What? Why Your Science Communication Matters & How to Make it Better

So What? Why Your Science Communication Matters & How to Make it Better

Here are ten tips on how to better communicate your science—whether it is with a reporter, community member or science writer.

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Meet Our New LEAD Cohort

Meet Our New LEAD Cohort

Congratulations to our 2019-2020 Learn Enhance Advance Drive (LEAD) Cohort! These 16 participants are committed to enhancing their interpersonal and leadership skills. The purpose of the LEAD program is to build a pipeline of future leaders within UAB, the CCTS Hub.

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Time is Running Out! Apply for the CCTS Interdisciplinary Network Pilot Program

Time is Running Out! Apply for the CCTS Interdisciplinary Network Pilot Program

The CCTS seeks to develop the future translational research workforce in a spirit that fosters collaboration, team science, and innovative discovery. Applicants may apply for up to $60,000 in direct costs, with the CCTS Hub committing up to half. Early Stage Investigators are strongly encouraged to apply by Monday, October 21.

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In Case You Missed It: Bioinformatics Round Up

In Case You Missed It: Bioinformatics Round Up

Jake Y. Chen, PhD, Co-Director of CCTS Informatics, presented “Bioinformatics for Single-cell Analysis: A Review of Computational Biology Trends and Application Opportunities” to a full house at a recent Informatics Institute PowerTalk Seminar Series. Those who attended listened as Dr. Chen discussed single-cell RNA sequencing as a revolutionary technology to study the heterogeneity and clonal evolution of cells.

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September’s CCTS Lunch & Learn Breaks Attendance Record

September’s CCTS Lunch & Learn Breaks Attendance Record

More than 200 people attended the quarterly CCTS Lunch and Learn on Tuesday, September 17. The goal of the quarterly CCTS Lunch & Learn is to provide critical guidance on new or changing requirements in support of clinical research. September’s event included updates on OnCore, ClinicalTrials.gov, Compliance, Greenphire, and more. If you missed it, download the presentation slide deck and find the recorded presentation on the CCTS YouTube channel.

Plan to join us for the next CCTS Lunch & Learn on December 10.

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CHIA Innovation Workshop 2019

CHIA Innovation Workshop 2019

Check out the latest photos from the Community Health Innovation Award's 7th Annual Innovation Workshop, which took place on Saturday, September 28. 

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CCTS Translational Training Symposium Registration Now Open!

CCTS Translational Training Symposium Registration Now Open!

Join the CCTS Partner Network at the second annual CCTS Translational Training Symposium in Gulf Shores, Alabama on November 14-15. This networking and learning opportunity offers grant writing and project manager training, interdisciplinary panel discussions, specific aims workshops, BERD consults, and much more. Reserve your spot today and take advantage of the CCTS room block rate. Registration will close Friday, November 1.

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CCTS Accepting Applications for CTSTP 2020

CCTS Accepting Applications for CTSTP 2020

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, and faculty from across the CCTS Partner Network. Apply by 5:00pm, Monday, November 4, 2019.

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Broaden Your Career Options with the CCTS Predoctoral Clinical / Translational Research Program

Broaden Your Career Options with the CCTS Predoctoral Clinical / Translational Research Program

This mentored research experience provides skills that will help equip the curious and creative with the tools and expertise to thrive as investigators in any setting (e.g., academic medicine, government, pharma). The immersive program provides 12 months of protected time for trainees to develop projects focused on reducing health disparities and/or diseases that disproportionately affect the Deep South. The program provides a stipend and support for tuition, among other benefits. Apply by Sunday, December 1, 2019.

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