Cutting-Edge Knowledge

In addition to platform development for genomic studies, the CCTS Genomic Medicine Module supports training activities for learners of all stages and competencies. The CCTS offers both traditional and non-traditional approaches to genetics and genomics education and outreach including lectures, newsletters, workshops, retreats, symposia, professional development, and immersion courses, all of which are accessible to CCTS Partners via distance learning platforms.

Bioethics Forum

This annual event brings together researchers, bioethicists, students, and front-line research and clinical staff to discuss special ethics topics in research.

CCTS Drug Discovery Seminar Series

The CCTS also cosponsors the annual series with partner Southern Research. The series kicks off in February and runs weekly through the Spring on Fridays from 12pm - 1pm at the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS), 1924 7th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35233.

Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Research

This week-long course, hosted by CCTS and the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences in September, immerses investigators in the principles, technologies, and experimental approaches in genetics and genomics through both lecture and hands-on activities. Investigators from throughout the CCTS Partner Network are encouraged to participate (GTM is made available for long-distance attendees). Topics include:

  • identifying genes related to family phenotypes that segregate in a Mendelian fashion
  • developing a study to compare patterns of gene expression or methylation levels in normal vs pathological tissue
  • preparing a genetics or genomics protocol involving human subjects for IRB review
  • choosing a genotyping and next generation sequencing platform
  • using bioinformatics databases to analyze genomic data

Genomic Medicine Seminar Series

This biweekly seminar series will focus on case presentations or on research seminars related to genomic medicine. The T32 trainees will present their research and their clinical cases from the Genomic Medicine Practicum at this conference along with faculty from UAB and HudsonAlpha. This series will bring together trainees, mentors, and life science experts and provide an excellent platform for debate among participants. The series will be held at UAB and HudsonAlpha alternatively and extended by WebEx to the other site. 

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology Genomic Medicine Conference

The Genomic Medicine Conference is focused on advancing knowledge in the field of genomic medicine in a clinical care setting and empowering clinicians with the information they need to integrate genomics into medical practice. 

UAB-HudsonAlpha Postdoc Training Program in Genomic Medicine

The Center for Genomic Medicine (CGM), a collaboration of CCTS Partners UAB and the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, is accepting applications for a unique opportunity to research and validate new genomic approaches for clinical care, funded by a National Human Genome Research Institute T32 grant.  


CCTS offers a wealth of learning and consultative opportunities to help students, trainees, faculty, staff, and clinicians develop valuable translational research skills and competencies at any stage of the career arc. Click here to learn more!

  • To improve the rigor and reproducibility of your studies, learn how to access clinical data via our i2b2 tool, or find an informatics or BERD collaborator, visit our Research Commons page.
  • To earn a certificate in mentoring or clinical and translational science, or apply to one of our mentored research career development programs, visit our Training Academy section.
  • To master the principles of clinical research, improve a specific clinical trial implementation skill, enroll in our six-month clinical and translational science training program, or attend a quarterly Lunch & Learn to brush up on the latest regulatory requirements, visit our Clinical Translation training page.
  • To find community based research partners, attend our annual Community Engagement Institute, or mentor a Community Health Innovation Awards (CHIA) applicant, visit our Engagement of Communities section.
  • Learn more about entrepreneurship, the commercialization pathway, and team science by visiting our Innovation page.
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