CCTS Alum: Where Are They Now?

CCTS Alum: Where Are They Now?

In this new feature, we catch up with CCTS alum Dr. Michele Kong, who participated in our Clinical and Translational Science Training Program (aka CTSTP) in 2014 and received a CCTS Partner Network Multidisciplinary Pilot award in 2015. We highlight her journey from concerned pediatric intensivist treating critical cases of RSV to a translational pediatric researcher actively seeking the cure.

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All UAB Dept. of Medicine Divisions Now Live in OnCore

All UAB Dept. of Medicine Divisions Now Live in OnCore

The OnCore implementation wave continues to sweep across UAB, with the final remaining DOM divisions joining the three that went live in Dec. 2017. Congratulations to the OnCore team for another successful launch! Wave 2 is on target for April 2018, when 80% of more of trials with billables will be captured.

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Join Us Jan. 31 for

Join Us Jan. 31 for "Harnessing Hyaluronic Acid: From Cell Therapy to Reducing Inflammation"

The next Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) seminar features Glenn D. Prestwich, PhD, University of Utah Presidential Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, Research Professor of Biochemistry, and Director of the Center for Therapeutic Biochemicals. Prestwich will discuss his latest entrepreneurial venture. HSE is a collaboration among UAB, UKMC, University of Arkansas Medical Center, and University of Utah. Join us at PCAMS or by videoconference (meeting ID 6829).

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Feb. Forum to Explore Low Health Literacy Challenges in Clinical and Translational Research

Feb. Forum to Explore Low Health Literacy Challenges in Clinical and Translational Research

Health literacy, defined as the ability to understand and use health information and access health care, is critical to good health. Low health literacy contributes to health disparities, reduces participation in clinical trials and research studies, and increases health care costs. Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 14, when we will discuss the latest efforts to address low literacy.

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Register Today for Translational Science 2018

Register Today for Translational Science 2018

TS18, which takes place April 19-21 in Washington, DC, is just around the corner. Registration is open, with early bird rates still in effect. Don't miss out on this premier scientific event, the ideal place to join your colleagues for the most innovative research, a best-in-class abstract hall, and the chance to meet key thought leaders and influencers in the field.

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New Innovation Lab To Focus on Lifestyle Interventions that Last-Apply by Feb. 9

New Innovation Lab To Focus on Lifestyle Interventions that Last-Apply by Feb. 9

Are you an early career scientist researching lifestyle interventions that target weight loss, fitness habits, and improved metabolic profile? Are you an obesity researcher frustrated by the dearth of programs showing long-term success? If the answer is yes to either question, consider participating in the next NCATS iLab. "Staying Power: Developing Lifestyle Interventions that Last," cohosted by UBuffalo and Vanderbilt University, will take place April 23-27, 2018, in Warrenton, VA. Researchers from diverse disciplines who are within 10 years of terminal degree, residency or fellowship are encouraged to apply for this immersive, residential workshop.

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STRIDE: On the Move and in the News

STRIDE: On the Move and in the News

Strengthening Translational Research in Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE), a collaborative project among three CTSA Hubs (UAB, UMass, and Vanderbilt University) that seeks to develop and test innovations to increase participation of under-represented groups in clinical trials and other research, received a shout out from NCATS Director Dr. Chris Austin in his Jan. 2, 2018, Director's Corner message. STRIDE's personalized informed consent intervention, featured in a Dec. Trial Innovation Network webinar, is just one of the novel methods under development.

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Deadline Approaches for STEP-UP Summer Research Program-Apply by Feb. 1

Deadline Approaches for STEP-UP Summer Research Program-Apply by Feb. 1

Designed for undergrads majoring in a STEM field who are from under-represented racial and ethnic groups, a disadvantaged background, or have a disability, this 10-week program provides a $5000 research stipend, an all-expenses-paid trip to present at the annual NIH STEP-UP symposium (July 30-31, 2018), and year-round mentoring support and career development advice.

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Working at the University-Industry Interface: Effective Strategies for Active Researchers

Working at the University-Industry Interface: Effective Strategies for Active Researchers

This seven-session webcast series, which is free for University Industry Demonstration Partnership (UIDP) members such as UAB faculty and staff, will provide strategies for creating better research partnerships between corporations and universities. Topics include managing expectations, handling proprietary info, preparing proposals and budgets, addressing compliance and contracts issues, negotiating intellectual property, and leveraging government involvement. The biweekly series, offered by Academic Impressions and UIDP, launches Wed., Feb. 7 and runs through May 2, 2018. Questions? Contact Frannie Horn, UAB Office of Industry Engagement.

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Science of Team Science 2018 Announces Call for Presenters, Posters

Science of Team Science 2018 Announces Call for Presenters, Posters

This annual international conference seeks to build the evidence base for how to conduct, manage, and support effective and efficient team-based research. Thought leaders from a broad range of disciplines and fields will gather in Galveston, TX, May 21-24, 2018, to share state-of-the-art knowledge, strategies, and connections. Workshop proposals are due Feb. 5; poster abstracts are due March 20.

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Resolve to Leverage CCTS Resources in the New Year!

Resolve to Leverage CCTS Resources in the New Year!

We sometimes hear, "I didn't know CCTS does that!" From our award-winning project panels to cutting-edge informatics expertise, from career enhancing trainings to the latest in clinical trial supports, from just-in-time funding mechanisms to collaborative opportunities with multidisciplinary and community partners from across our network and beyond, CCTS offers a value proposition that is second to none. Get to know us in 2018--your science will thank you.

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Welcome to Our 2018 CTSTP Trainees

Welcome to Our 2018 CTSTP Trainees

The CCTS Clinical and Translational Science Training Program (CTSTP) kicked off last week with a record breaking number of participants. Not only is this the largest cohort in the CTSTP's history, but it also includes the highest number of virtual trainees (17) and trainees from Partner institutions. All will receive more than 50 hours of instruction in the latest clinical and translational science competencies.

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Earn a CCTS Certificate in Mentoring Excellence

Earn a CCTS Certificate in Mentoring Excellence

Bring your questions and concerns and join us as we explore the nuances of the mentor-mentee relationship. Our case-based discussions help participants discover new strategies to maximize the benefits of this career-enhancing skill. Open to investigators at any level from across the CCTS Partner Network. The 8-week series starts Friday, Jan. 19.

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Join Us Jan. 9 for

Join Us Jan. 9 for "Healthcare's Digital Future"

The next Health Sciences Entrepreneurship (HSE) seminar features Sameer Ather, MD, PhD, who 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. GoToMeeting available.

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ACTS Extends Abstract Deadline for Translational Science 2018

ACTS Extends Abstract Deadline for Translational Science 2018

It's not too late to take your research to Washington, DC, April 19-21, for #TS2018! Submit a poster abstract in one of several tracks, including basic/translational science, clinical trials/epidemiology, informatics and digital health, education and career development, science and health policy/ethics/outcomes, and health equity/community engagement, by Monday, Jan. 15. We hope to see you there.

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