Digital Education Pioneer Predicts Disruptive Future for Higher Ed

Digital Education Pioneer Predicts Disruptive Future for Higher Ed

Dr. Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, demonstrated a scalable model that “unbundles” learning from classrooms, campuses, and traditional curricula, offering students an alternate pathway to economically viable credentials.

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CCTS Thanks Outstanding Roster of Panel Participants

CCTS Thanks Outstanding Roster of Panel Participants

Nearly 300 faculty members served on CCTS PDQ/NPP Project Panels in 2016, with a record breaking number from our Partners. The support of so many accomplished scientists is one reason why our panel recipients enjoy the “CCTS Bump,” getting funded three times more often than the NIH average.

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Mark Your Calendar! Children’s Health Research Unit to Host Open House

Mark Your Calendar! Children’s Health Research Unit to Host Open House

On May 12th from 1-3pm the CCTS CHRU will celebrate its new space on the 3rd Floor of Dearth Tower. The expansion will open up new opportunities for rigorous clinical and translational research in childhood diseases.

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CCTS Helping Advance Southeast SHRINE Agenda

CCTS Helping Advance Southeast SHRINE Agenda

SHRINE stands for the Shared Health Research Information Network. The Southeastern (SE) SHRINE Consortium comprises five CTSAs (including CCTS) with a strong interest in sharing federated health data to support clinical trial feasibility testing, recruitment, and comparative effectiveness research.

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What is I-Corps? Watch Our Brief Informational Webinar to Find Out

What is I-Corps? Watch Our Brief Informational Webinar to Find Out

At noon CT on Mon. May 15th, CCTS will host an informational webinar about the National Science Foundation's I-Corps program, the premiere federally funded innovation and commercialization program in the U.S., which is being adopted by NCATS. Presented by Dr. Molly Wasko, Professor and Associate Dean, UAB Collat School of Business. GoToMeeting accessible.

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I-Corps South Regional Training Kicks Off June 6

I-Corps South Regional Training Kicks Off June 6

Designed for busy biomedical scientists and engineers, this free two-week program is for teams of two-to-four people who are interested in commercializing research (or developing grants, drugs, medical devices, or behavioral interventions that meet real-world health needs). Space is limited, register today.

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Registration Open for 4th Annual Auburn University Bioinformatics Bootcamp

Registration Open for 4th Annual Auburn University Bioinformatics Bootcamp

This weeklong training workshop in genomics and computational biology for researchers interested in working with modern genomic data resources will take place June 5-9. Apply by April 30. Registration fee is $500.

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New CCTS Kaizen Game Launches on May 1st – Register Today!

New CCTS Kaizen Game Launches on May 1st – Register Today!

Have fun while fulfilling an NIH requirement for formal training in scientific rigor and reproducibility! CCTS has made certification enjoyable for all federally funded trainees with this web-based game built on a Kaizen platform. Players from CCTS Partner institutions welcome.

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CCTS Bioethics Symposium Explores Concerns in Era of Precision Medicine

CCTS Bioethics Symposium Explores Concerns in Era of Precision Medicine

The CCTS Bioethics Symposium, held in Mobile on March 23rd, provided an opportunity for investigators, community partners, and research administrators to develop a deeper awareness of sensitive ethical issues in genetics and genomics-based research projects.

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Our Patients are Waiting! Public-Private Partnerships to Bring New Treatments to Patients

Our Patients are Waiting! Public-Private Partnerships to Bring New Treatments to Patients

Mark your calendar for May 3rd, when Dr. Scott J. Weir, Director, Institute for Advancing Medical Innovation, and Translational Research Professor, University of Kansas Medical Center, will present the final Innovating in Healthcare topic at our May CCTS Forum.

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CCTS Connects at UAB Mentoring/Graduate Appreciation Week

CCTS Connects at UAB Mentoring/Graduate Appreciation Week

Graduate students had the opportunity to chat with CCTS staff and experts who presented posters at this annual event. CCTS offers numerous mentoring resources, including trainings, assistance with Individual Development Plans (IDPs), and a monthly mentoring lunch that takes place the first Friday of every month.

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The Digital Education Disruption

The Digital Education Disruption

Mark your calendar for 9am on Mon. April 17, when we will hear from Dr. Anant Agarwal, CEO of edX, an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. Agarwal taught the first edX course on circuits and electronics from MIT, which drew 155,000 students from 162 countries.

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Deadline Extended for CHIA Mentoring Opportunity

Deadline Extended for CHIA Mentoring Opportunity

It's not too late to make a difference for a deserving CCTS Community Health Innovation Award (CHIA) team! Chosen mentors should plan to attend the Refinement Workshop on Sat., April 29. Apply by Monday, April 21.

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Registration Open for Center for Genomic Medicine's 3rd Symposium

Registration Open for Center for Genomic Medicine's 3rd Symposium

Hosted by two CCTS Partners, UAB and HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, the Symposium offers attendees a chance to learn about the latest in genomic medicine research, tour HudsonAlpha's biotech campus, apply to a new granting program, and network with genomics experts. A detailed agenda is now available.

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