Are you applying for or currently funded by a K grant?
This monthly training program is for you. 

The mission of the CCTS Training Interdisciplinary & Emerging Research Scholars (TIERS) program is to provide beneficial information on career planning and development in a relaxed environment structured to promote collaborative learning, networking, and problem-solving. Topics match the NIH grant cycle to focus discussion on shared writing challenges.  

Join the CCTS for our next TIERS event on June 19, 2020 at 11:00am, NIH Grant Applications: Keys to knowing your audience and demystifying the process. In this session our speaker will help participants identify key components of NIH grant applications and scoring, as well as identify common problems with grant applications and how to overcome them.


M. "Tonette" Krousel-Wood, MD, MSPH | Tulane University

Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology

Associate Provost for the Health Sciences

Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs - SOM

Associate Dean for Public Health & Medical Education - SPHTM and SOM

CCTS Zoom meetings will now be password protected, with regularly updated Zoom links. Please visit this event on the upcoming events page for Zoom details.

Previous TIERS Events

September 2019 - Overview of OSP Submission Process

September 20, 2019
Speaker: Debbie Graves, Training Coordinator, Office of Sponsored Programs at UAB
Slide Deck

August 2019 - Examining Mentoring: The Value of Teams and Peers

August 16, 2019
Speakers: David Chaplin, MD, PhD; Bertha Hidalgo, PhD, MPH; Lisa Jackson, MD; Gregory Payne, MD, PhD; David Vance, PhD, MGS, MS
Video Recording

July 2019 - How to Write Your Career Development Grant Part II

July 19, 2019
Speakers: Paula Gregory, PhD and Henna Budhwani, Phd, MPH
Video Recording

June 2019 - How to Write Your Career Development Grant Part I

June 14, 2019
Speakers: Lisa Jackson, MD and Mary Townsley, PhD
Slide Deck
Video Recording
CCTS Digest News Brief

May 2019 - Research Ethics Redux: Review, Refresh and Resource

May 10, 2019
Speaker: Lisa Schwiebert, PhD
Video Recording

April 2019 - Discussion of UAB Promotion and Tenure

April 12, 2019
Speaker: Seth Landefeld, MD
Video Recording

February 2019 - Work Smarter, Live Better: Tips for Sharpening the Saw

February 8, 2019
Speaker: Jean Ann Larson, FACHE, LFHIMSS, FIISE

January 2019 - Messaging that Matters

January 11, 2019
Speaker: Ellen DeGraffenried, MBA
Video Recording
CCTS Digest News Brief

December 2018 - Academic Writing: 5 Tips for Success

December 14, 2018
Speaker: Jeff Walker, PhD
Video Recording

November 2018 - Leading Team Science

November 9, 2018
Speaker: Grant Savage, PhD

September 2018 - The Magnificent Seven: Questions of Study Design

September 14, 2018
Speaker: David Redden, PhD
Video Recording
CCTS Digest News Brief

August 2018 - Rigor, Reproducibility & Transparency (R2T)

August 10, 2018
Speaker: Daniel Mirman, PhD
Video Recording

July 2018 - Introduction to UAB's Integrated Research Administration Portal-IRAP

July 13, 2018
Speaker: Molly Lerew
Video Recording

June 2018 - Advice for Writing an NIH R Award

June 8, 2018
Speaker: Martin Young, DPhil
Video Recording
CCTS Digest News Brief