CCTS/SCOR Launch Grant Preparation Intensive Cohort Program

CCTS/SCOR Launch Grant Preparation Intensive Cohort Program

Are you working on a K, R, or national foundation grant? Is your deadline May 2019 or later? If so, CCTS and the UAB Scientific Community of Outcomes Researchers (SCOR) invite you to apply to one of our new intensive grant development cohorts. The program offers four months of highly structured activities, leveraging CCTS programs with a proven track record for strengthening science and improving scores. The program will also connect you to a pool of highly experienced mentors from across the CCTS Partner Network. We welcome all trainees, postdocs, and early stage career faculty who are committed to dedicating weekly time and energy to their goal. Please note our next cohort will begin in June if you are not ready to start this intensive process yet.

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CCTS Drug Discovery Seminar Series Starting Soon

CCTS Drug Discovery Seminar Series Starting Soon

This 11-week seminar series introduces attendees to the world of drug discovery: from the basics of determining valid targets and high-throughput screening to moving a drug from preclinical to clinical trials and submitting Investigational New Drug (IND) forms to the FDA. New sessions will explore intellectual property issues and molecular modeling in the drug discovery space. Cosponsored by CCTS Partners UAB and Southern Research. Graduate students can earn 1 credit pass/fail by attending all sessions. Series kicks off at noon on Monday, February 4.

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CCTS Extends Deadline for Clinical/Translational Research Program

CCTS Extends Deadline for Clinical/Translational Research Program

Predoctoral students finishing their second year now have an extra week to apply to the CCTS Clinical/Translational Research Program (aka the CCTS TL1). This 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. Other benefits include a stipend, tuition/training support, mentorship, and becoming a "translational thinker." Apply by Friday 8, 2019.

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Broaden Your Career Options with a CCTS Clinical/Translational Research Program

Broaden Your Career Options with a CCTS Clinical/Translational Research Program

Are you a predoctoral student finishing your second year in a health professions program (MD, PhD, PharmD, DDS, DMD, DVM, etc.)? If so, you may wish to apply for the CCTS Clinical/Translational Research Training (TL1) Program, a mentored research experience that 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 Friday, February 1.

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Translational Training Symposium Registration Now Open

Translational Training Symposium Registration Now Open

The inaugural CCTS Translational Training Symposium will take place at the Intercontinental New Orleans on February 20-21. This networking and learning opportunity, held in conjunction with the annual Southern Society for Clinical Investigation Regional Meeting, offers something for everyone, from pre- and post-doctoral students and early career scholars to mentors and training grant leaders. Seating is limited, and attendees must be pre-registered. Registration will close on Friday, February 1.

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Featured Community Partner: The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama

Featured Community Partner: The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship of Alabama

Through its national network, the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship (ASF) seeks to "improve health, develop leaders, and create change" by providing awards to graduate students to design and implement innovative community service projects that address local unmet health needs and social determinants of health. In the process, Fellows develop skills and a dedication to underserved populations through a yearlong program of leadership development training, reflection, relationship building, and mentoring. The Alabama chapter of ASF is currently accepting applications for up to 18 graduate students from multiple schools and disciplines across the state. ASF surveys indicate that "faculty are the most influential reason students apply," so if you are in that position of influence, please help spread the word! Fellows must attend an orientation on April 6-7, 2019, and a mid-year retreat on October 5, 2019. Apply by Friday, February 1. Contact AL Chapter Executive Director This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions.

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STEP-UP Helps Underrepresented Undergrads Spend a Summer Conducting Biomedical Research

STEP-UP Helps Underrepresented Undergrads Spend a Summer Conducting Biomedical Research

The CCTS and the UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center invite currently enrolled and eligible undergraduate freshmen through juniors to apply to the national 2019 Short-Term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) Program. This ten-week summer biomedical research experience offers a $5,000 stipend as well as invaluable mentoring and career development advice. Summer interns also receive support to travel to the Bethesda, MD, campus of the National Institutes of Health to attend the Annual STEP-UP Symposium on July 28-30, 2019. Do you teach undergrads? Please help spread the word. Applications are due Friday, February 1.

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CCTS Announces CHIA 2018 Grantees

CCTS Announces CHIA 2018 Grantees

Congratulations to our 6th Annual Community Health Innovation Award (CHIA) grantees, who were honored at an awards ceremony on Monday, December 17, 2018, at the UAB National Alumni House. Thanks to the generosity of our CHIA 2018 donors, a total of $56,000 was distributed to launch or extend four projects addressing critical health concerns in the Birmingham community. CCTS also thanks the staff, faculty, and volunteers, including mentors and judges, who help make the CHIA program a success every year.

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Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Translational Research Learning Opportunities

Mark Your Calendar for Upcoming Translational Research Learning Opportunities

Graduate students, postdocs, trainees, and faculty from early career to senior level are encouraged to take advantage of several outstanding training opportunities on the horizon. Whether you wish to develop new translational a/o clinical research skills, meet new mentors or collaborators, or brainstorm solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing our health system, there is an upcoming event for you!

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