OnCore Goes Live in UAB Dept. of Medicine Divisions

OnCore Goes Live in UAB Dept. of Medicine Divisions

On Thur. Dec. 14, three divisions in the UAB Dept. of Medicine--Endocrinology, Cardiology, and Infectious Diseases--joined CCTS and the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center as users of the OnCore clinical trials management system, which is replacing the older and no longer supported SiteMinder system. Join the CCTS in congratulating the OnCore team for a masterful launch, the result of superb team work and months of painstaking effort migrating and validating study data, training super users, and, as of last week, supporting end users with a call center.

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Enhance Your Research with a CCTS and/or Radiology Imaging Development Voucher

Enhance Your Research with a CCTS and/or Radiology Imaging Development Voucher

Do you have specimens that need processing, data that need analyzing, or subjects who require dietary, nursing, or regulatory support? Would your project benefit from molecular, functional or anatomic images? The CCTS and UAB Dept. of Radiology voucher programs offer extra support that may help take your research to the next level. Investigators with a full-time faculty appointment at any CCTS Partner institution are encouraged to apply. Each program offers up to $5,000 in direct costs.

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CCTS Announces New Dates for Kaizen R2T Game--Register Soon!

CCTS Announces New Dates for Kaizen R2T Game--Register Soon!

Have fun while mastering required NIH policies for rigor, reproducibility, and transparency (R2T) in our online Kaizen game! The next round of this highly popular approach to learning competencies will run Jan. 8-Feb. 2, 2018. Kaizen R2T is open to players at any professional level from across the CCTS Partner Network.

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Mark (and Unmark) Your Calendar for CCTS January Events

Mark (and Unmark) Your Calendar for CCTS January Events

The CCTS Monthly Forum will not take place in Jan. but will resume on Feb. 7 at the new time of 4pm. Instead, CCTS will present a special Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) seminar on Tues., Jan. 9. Sameer Ather, MD, PhD, will discuss his journey from physician-scientist in Cardiology at UAB to founder and CEO of the online start up, XpertDox, LLC, which uses a proprietary algorithm to "help patients find the best care for their disease." HSE is a collaboration among UAB, UKMC, University of Arkansas Medical Center, and University of Utah.

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CCTS Announces New 2018 Dates for Popular i2b2 Training

CCTS Announces New 2018 Dates for Popular i2b2 Training

The CCTS will continue to offer "Accessing Clinical Data for Research with i2b2," a hands-on training that helps investigators learn how to use the i2b2 database to access de-identified patient data, check study feasibility, develop hypotheses, and more. Registration is required. Supervisory approval is required for non-faculty (e.g., trainees, staff). All attendees are strongly encouraged to request i2b2 access prior to their session.

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CCTS Launches New Radiology Research Pilot

CCTS Launches New Radiology Research Pilot

In collaboration with the UAB Dept. of Radiology and School of Medicine, CCTS is requesting pilot study proposals for research projects requiring animal and/or human imaging on a wide variety of scanning machines. Applicants may request up to $15,000 in direct costs. Early investigators and faculty with previous or active K awards are encouraged to apply.

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Dec. Forum Highlights Next Generation Research Data Management Needs

Dec. Forum Highlights Next Generation Research Data Management Needs

CCTS BERD CoDirector Dr. David Redden and UAB Libraries Assistant Professor Dorothy Ogdon led a lively discussion on the many challenges inherent in managing one's research data to address short and long-term goals, including the need to meet policy requirements for reproducibility and security. A new workshop series to provide hands-on training in data management techniques was announced for early 2018.

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Mark Your Calendar: STRIDE & eConsent TIN Webinar

Mark Your Calendar: STRIDE & eConsent TIN Webinar

The Trial Innovation Network (TIN) collaboration webinar series will feature STRIDE (Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment) this month. STRIDE, a collaborative project among Vanderbilt University Medical Center, UMass and UAB, aims to increase participation in clinical trials by under-represented communities. Tune in at 11am on Thurs., Dec. 14, to learn more about the need for an improved informed consent process, new strategies for personalization and security, and the future of eConsent.

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VA Seeks New Cohort of Health Care Leaders

VA Seeks New Cohort of Health Care Leaders

The VA Quality Scholars Fellowship offers physicians, nurses, and associated health professionals the unique opportunity to improve healthcare quality through innovation, teaching, and research. This advanced program combines a broad curriculum with an individualized approach to meet the needs of each healthcare professional's interests.

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Broaden Your Career Options with an MS/MSPH in Clinical and Translational Research

Broaden Your Career Options with an MS/MSPH in Clinical and Translational Research

CCTS is accepting applications for its 12-month multidisciplinary mentored research experience. Targeted to pre-doctoral students in health professions, the full-time training program provides a stipend, funding for travel and other training related expenses, and tuition support for candidates not in a PhD program. Applications due by Dec. 22, 2017.

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Mark Your Calendar: "Bringing Novel Cancer Therapies from Bench to Bedside in a University Spinout"

Join us at PCAMS on Tues., Dec. 12, when Dr. Daniel Aires, CoFounder of Hylapharm LLC and Director, University of Kansas Medical Center (UKMC) Division of Dermatology, will present the next seminar in the Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) Series. HSE is a collaboration with UAB, UKMC, University of Arkansas Medical Center, and University of Utah.

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Submit Your Abstract to Translational Science 2018

Submit Your Abstract to Translational Science 2018

Share your latest research with an audience that will appreciate it! TS18 is accepting abstracts for six different tracks, including basic science; clinical studies; informatics; education and training; policy, outcomes, and ethics; and health equity and community engagement. Abstracts are due on or before Dec. 31, 2017, at 11:59 PM CDT. Don't forget to register while you are on the website-TS18 takes place in Washington, DC, April 19-21.

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