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Recognizing the invaluable contributions of community members to the success of clinical and translational research, we offer several ways for you to learn from us and us to learn from you. Join us in our effort to speed the pace of scientific discovery and turn research findings into better health for all, starting with the populations we serve

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CCTS Monthly Forum

On the first Wednesday of most months, we host an informal gathering known as the CCTS Forum, which offers colleagues an opportunity to learn the latest on a variety of clinical and translational science topics. The focus changes each month to help foster creative and unbridled discussion among a wide range of people from across UAB as well as the broader CCTS Partner Network.

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Engagement of Communities Trainings

Through our Engagement of Communities domain, we provide learning and collaboration opportunities to a wide variety of community stakeholders. Our aims are to foster trust, explore and establish shared research goals, and speed the translation of knowledge into health improvements for all.

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Ethics

The Bioethics Forum is an annual event that brings together researchers, bioethicists, students, community members, and front-line research and clinical staff to discuss special ethics topics in research.

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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 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 develop cutting-edge knowledge in bioethics, drug and device discovery, or genetics/genomics in clinical research and medical practice, visit our Special Modules 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.
To find out about the latest learning opportunities as soon as they are announced, subscribe to CCTS Digest and check our Events and Recurring Events web pages.