The Role of Translational Scientists

The Role of Translational Scientists

Thousands of diseases affect human health, but treatments are only available for about 500. This is a considerable challenge, but also a huge opportunity for the next generation of scientists to discover, develop and disseminate new science and technology to improve human health. This process is called translational science. Watch this video to learn more about it and the role of translational scientists.

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CCTS Announces 2019 Pilot Awardees

CCTS Announces 2019 Pilot Awardees

Congratulations to the six projects chosen for the 2019 CCTS Interdisciplinary Network Pilot Program. Projects were selected on the basis of scientific merit and alignment with the CCTS mission to understand diseases that have known disparities (e.g., age, ethnicity, race, gender, socioeconomics, environment) and/or that disproportionately affect our regional populations in the Deep South.

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Join Us! CCTS Monthly Forum

Join Us! CCTS Monthly Forum "Start Calling Your Own Shots: The Ins & Outs of Investigator-Initiated Trials"

For-profit companies, such as the pharmaceutical industry, support research at academic health centers in several ways. In one model, physician-scientists pitch the study design and industry funds the study conduct. These Investigator-Initiated Trials (IITs) seek to improve or expand existing, approved therapies to address unmet or undermet health needs. Join us, Wednesday, July 10, 4-5:30pm to understand the various models of industry-supported clinical trials, recognize the advantages and potential challenges of industry-supported IITS, and hear from Drs. Jason Nichols and Rodney Rocconi's successes, failures and lessons learned.

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Helpful Tips on How to Write Your Career Development Grant

Helpful Tips on How to Write Your Career Development Grant

There is no perfect formula for writing a successful grant. Drs. Lisa Jackson and Mary Townsley walked early stage investigators through writing a career development (K) grant at the recent Training Interdisciplinary & Emerging Research Scholars (TIERS). They provided the following tips and more based on their own experience submitting K grants as well as being a grant reviewer, plus show real-world examples of what helps make a grant successful.

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CCTS Alum Discuss Getting To K, Infinity and Beyond

CCTS Alum Discuss Getting To K, Infinity and Beyond

Joined by a multidisciplinary panel of investigators, CCTS provided resources, opportunities and tips to a standing room only crowd of early stage investigators eager to learn about securing an NIH K grant or equivalent.

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10 Tips to Successful Science Communication

10 Tips to Successful Science Communication

Explaining your research can sometimes be the hardest part for scientist. You may find the general public tuning you out when you try to explain difficult topics. Don't be discouraged. Here are 10 helpful tips to guide communicating science to the lay community.

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Mock NIH Study Section to Review R01 Grant Application

Mock NIH Study Section to Review R01 Grant Application

What are the key elements of a successful R01 grant application? What hurts an applicant's chances of receiving a fundable score on a Research Project Grant? Join us Wednesday, June 26, for our annual Mock NIH Study Section to find out. Registration required.

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CCTS Rolls Out New Brand and Communication Toolkit

CCTS Rolls Out New Brand and Communication Toolkit

Are you ever wondering where to find the latest poster template or the correct CCTS logo? Look no further! CCTS now offers marketing materials and resources at the click of your finger. Still can't find what you need? Do you have suggestions for items to add to our toolkit? Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Attend the I-Corps 5-Week Short Course

Attend the I-Corps 5-Week Short Course

Does your latest discovery have commercial value? Is your science important to those who stand to benefit from it? Would a potential "customer" welcome your research project, service, or prototype? Enroll in the upcoming I-Corps Regional Short Course to find out. Develop a successful business case to secure funding and tap into a new network of potential partners, mentors, and collaborators. This unique five-week training - including two face-to face sessions bookending three-weeks of coached and independent activity - led by national experts in biomedical commercialization and innovation, kicks off at the CCTS Hub on June 26, 2019. Round up your team and pitch your interest soon! Space is limited, register by Wednesday, June 19.

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CCTS to Co-Host Small Business Innovation Workshop

CCTS to Co-Host Small Business Innovation Workshop

Learn how to advance your scientific discoveries to the marketplace with Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) funding. Sponsored by CCTS, UAB Collat School of Business, and Bill L. Harbert Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, this workshop will take place on Monday, June 24 (registration strongly encouraged), and will feature an informational overview of the NIH's SBIR/STTR program by Lili M. Portilla, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences SBIR/STTR Program Director, followed by a network-wide discussion panel. Individual teams also have the opportunity to engage Ms. Portilla one-on-one for project specific guidance during afternoon office hours (registration required).

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Helpful Hints on Writing the Training Section of Your Career Development Grant

Helpful Hints on Writing the Training Section of Your Career Development Grant

Lisa Jackson, MD, Inaugural Bourge Endowed Professor in Cardiovascular Disease at UAB, and Mary Townsley, PhD, Senior Associate Dean, Department of Physiology & Cell Biology at University of South Alabama, will share valuable tips on writing the training section for career development grants at the upcoming CCTS Training Interdisciplinary & Emerging Research Scholars (TIERS) program on Friday, June 14, 11am-12:30pm. Participants will be provided an optional writing time until 3pm.

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Registration is Now Open for Immunogenomics 2019!

Registration is Now Open for Immunogenomics 2019!

Join more than 200 immunogenomics leaders and researchers to explore the application of genomic technologies to better understand the immune system and the development of disease at the 7th annual Immunogenomics conference October 28-30, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal. Present your research in front of a global audience. Poster abstracts are accepted through August 1, 2019.

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Reminder, June CCTS Forum: Getting to K and Beyond

Reminder, June CCTS Forum: Getting to K and Beyond

Are you a new faculty member, early career scholar, or a postdoc writing a grant or have recently submitted a K-application? Are you ready to pitch your pilot data for extramural funding for an R-application? Join us Wednesday, June 5, 4-5:30pm to learn about the resources, opportunities and tips to secure your NIH K grant (or equivalent). Then hear from investigators who have been successfully funded with the help of CCTS.

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