Bring Your OnCore Questions to the Nov. CCTS Forum

Bring Your OnCore Questions to the Nov. CCTS Forum

Are you a clinical trial investigator or research coordinator? If so, mark your calendar for Wed. Nov. 1st, 4:15-6pm, when CCTS will host a Q&A session on the enterprise-wide rollout of OnCore, UAB’s clinical trials management software. A special celebration of the extraordinary efforts of our OnCore implementation team will follow. Join us!

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CCTS Welcomes New Mentored Career Development (KL2) Scholars

CCTS Welcomes New Mentored Career Development (KL2) Scholars

Congratulations to our new cohort of KL2s, whose appointments become official on Nov. 1, 2017. They represent a variety of disciplines including neurosurgery, nursing, orthodontics, and pulmonary critical care. Selected through a rigorous competitive process, the scholars will receive clinical and translational science career development support for up to two years.

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CCTS Launches Research Data Management Workshop

CCTS Launches Research Data Management Workshop

Your research data are precious, and the ability to share them is required by sponsors and high-impact journals alike. Discover the latest strategies and tools to help you organize, protect, and disseminate your data, quickly and easily. Don’t lose out on a last-minute opportunity due to missing, messy, or mislaid data.

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4th Annual CEI Advances Regional Health Equity Dialogue

4th Annual CEI Advances Regional Health Equity Dialogue

Our 2017 Community Engagement Institute (CEI) drew a large crowd, both live and virtual, to share best practices at the nexus of health, environmental renewal, and civil inclusion and empowerment. From the opening keynote speaker to the final networking session, the call for health equity resounded, creating a strong sense of connection and shared purpose among the diverse attendees.

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CCTS Now Accepting Applications for Career-Boosting Clinical and Translational Science Training Program

CCTS Now Accepting Applications for Career-Boosting Clinical and Translational Science Training Program

Graduate students, postdocs, and faculty interested in becoming certified in clinical and translational research are encouraged to apply for this free six-month training. Classes meet for two hours every Wed. morning from January to June. Submit an application by 5pm on Wed. Nov. 22.

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Win Big Demonstrating Your Research Skill! i2b2 Contest Deadline Fast Approaching

Win Big Demonstrating Your Research Skill! i2b2 Contest Deadline Fast Approaching

It's not too late to enter to win $500-1000 by searching UAB's i2b2 self-service clinical data repository with a research question in mind and submitting a one-page abstract based on your findings! Don't know how to use i2b2? There is still time to take a CCTS class to learn how to use this powerful research tool before the contest deadline of Friday, Nov. 17.

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CCTS Experts in Disparity Research Make the News

CCTS Experts in Disparity Research Make the News

Our CCTS team comprises several investigators who are working hard to move the needle on health disparities, a major focus of the CCTS mission. Join us in cheering on Drs. Mona Fouad, Kenneth Saag, and Isabel Scarinci in their efforts to reduce disparities in obesity, gout, and cancer.

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Making Headlines: How Scientists Can Work Successfully with the Media

Making Headlines: How Scientists Can Work Successfully with the Media

Our latest Training Interdisciplinary & Emerging Research Scholars (TIERS) event featured UAB Media Relations Specialist Bob Shepard, who discussed how the media works, why scientists should care, and what they need to do (and not do) to ace an interview.

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CCTS Thanks Its External Advisory Committee Members, Partner Site and Team Leads, Staff

CCTS Thanks Its External Advisory Committee Members, Partner Site and Team Leads, Staff

The CCTS External Advisory Committee (EAC) met last week, gathering for a day-long discussion in preparation for a May 2018 NCATS submission deadline. We thank our six EAC members as well as UAB School of Medicine Dean Selwyn Vickers, MD; UAB Vice President of Research Christopher S. Brown, PhD; NCATS Program Officer Erica Rosemond, PhD; and the CCTS partners, experts, and staff who helped make the meeting a success.

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Oct. CCTS Forum Highlights the Power (and Fun) of Design Thinking

Oct. CCTS Forum Highlights the Power (and Fun) of Design Thinking

UAB Associate Dean for Research, Innovation, and Faculty Success; CCTS Executive Council Member; and Stanford d.school expert Dr. Molly Wasko led Forum attendees in a hands-on demonstration of the power of design thinking to produce exciting, insightful solutions to challenges such as how to train early stage investigators in translational science.

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Mark Your Calendar for 2017 ADDA Drug Discovery Symposium

Mark Your Calendar for 2017 ADDA Drug Discovery Symposium

This annual symposium, cohosted by CCTS and other Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance members, will take place Thur., Oct. 26. Topics include antiviral drug discovery, including small molecule high throughput screening for antiviral therapies, epigenetic modulators in hematological malignancies, and TXNIP inhibitors for diabetes therapy. Register by Oct. 20.

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Non-Coding RNA Symposium Speakers Announced

Non-Coding RNA Symposium Speakers Announced

This free symposium, cohosted by CCTS and the Heflin Center for Genomic Science, will feature nearly a dozen presentations by up and coming ncRNA investigators, a panel discussion, and a competitive poster presentation. Registration is open.

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ClinicalTrials.gov: What's New?

ClinicalTrials.gov: What's New?

The CCTS Clinical Research Support Program updated a lunchtime crowd on the recent revision of the ClinicalTrials.gov website and how these changes are affecting investigators. From upload requirements to a helpful new checklist, find out the latest...and what's ahead.

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ADDA Releases Drug Discovery Award RFA

ADDA Releases Drug Discovery Award RFA

The Alabama Drug Discovery Award − a joint initiative between Southern Research, UAB School of Medicine, the Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the CCTS − will provide up to two pilot grants of $50,000 in funding annually for up to 2 years. Applications due Thur., Nov. 2, at noon.

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How to Share Your Science with the Media

How to Share Your Science with the Media

What makes a good news story? At our next TIERS event, UAB Media Specialist Bob Shephard will provide an overview of how the news media works, why scientists should care, and tips for acing a media interview. Mark your calendar for Thur., Oct. 12, 2:30. Register soon, space is limited.

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Last Chance to Attend Our 4th Annual Community Engagement Institute!

Last Chance to Attend Our 4th Annual Community Engagement Institute!

Registration will close this Thursday, Oct. 5. Don't miss the chance to share best practices and meet other health equity and social justice change agents at our 2017 CEI, which takes place at the BJCC on Friday, Oct. 6. You must be pre-registered to attend!

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