New Year Will Usher in

New Year Will Usher in "New Era of Trust and Transparency" for Clinical Trials

CCTS is working hard to ensure investigators are ready for two new requirements that will take effect in January 2017: Good Clinical Practice training and trial registration and reporting in ClinicalTrials.gov.

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CCTS Launches the Southeast Health Alliance for Research

CCTS Launches the Southeast Health Alliance for Research

'Tis the season to celebrate collaborations, like the new CCTS SHARe, which will increase the competitiveness of participating institutions for multisite trials that, in turn, will speed the translation of scientific discoveries into health care improvements.

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Mark Your Calendar for CCTS January Events!

Mark Your Calendar for CCTS January Events!

CCTS will host several events shortly after the holiday season, including the CCTS Forum on Wed. Jan. 4th, which will explore bioinnovation and commercialization in academia; our Clinical Research Seminar Series on Jan. 5, which will review new ClinicalTrials.gov requirements; and our First Wed. drop-in clinics for our Biostatistics, Bionutrition, Biorepository, and Clinical Research units.

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December Forum Explores How Informatics Is Transforming Clinical Research

December Forum Explores How Informatics Is Transforming Clinical Research

The i2b2 platform is increasing the number and quality of research opportunities, whether multisite collaborations via SHRINE or TriNetX or by investigators trained to use the i2b2 self-service query builder and so access UAB EHR data on their own.

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i2b2 Training Sessions Now Available Bimonthly

i2b2 Training Sessions Now Available Bimonthly

Due to popular demand, the i2b2 hands-on training, cohosted by CCTS and the UAB Informatics Institute, will take place on the 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday of every month as of 2017. Registration is required, and attendees are strongly encouraged to request i2b2 access prior to their session. Visit the CCTS Events page for information about all our trainings.

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CCTS BERD Codirector Provides Tips to Improve Study Rigor and Transparency

CCTS BERD Codirector Provides Tips to Improve Study Rigor and Transparency

In a talk presented to Auburn University investigators earlier this month, CCTS Codirector of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) and UAB Chair of Biostatistics Dr. David Redden reviewed steps investigators can take to avoid cognitive fallacies in research that undermine reproducibility.

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CCTS TIERS Presents Success Strategies for Researchers in Academic Medicine

CCTS TIERS Presents Success Strategies for Researchers in Academic Medicine

Dr. Robert Rich, professor of Medicine, Microbiology, and Medical Education and former senior vice president and dean, UAB School of Medicine, provided invaluable career advice at the most recent CCTS Training Interdisciplinary & Emerging Research Scholars (TIERS) seminar.

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Congrats to Our TL1 SOM Research Day Participants

Congrats to Our TL1 SOM Research Day Participants

Eight CCTS Predoctoral TL1 trainees presented posters on their research findings at the UAB School of Medicine Dale J. Benos Medical Student Research Day. Our outstanding TL1s are pursuing an MS or MSPH, in addition to an MD or clinical PhD, to broaden their career options by adding a translational science skill set to their cvs.

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NIH Launches New Mentoring Network for Biomedical, Behavioral and Social Science Workforce

NIH Launches New Mentoring Network for Biomedical, Behavioral and Social Science Workforce

MyNRMN is a free social networking platform to help scientists of any discipline and at every career level find or become a mentor regardless of geographic location. CCTS Training Academy Director Dr. David D. Chaplin recommends the new resource, noting “You do not have to be an NIH-funded scientist to use it."

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