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The UAB Graduate School launched its community educational outreach program Discoveries in the Making in February 2016. We've been impressed all year with the research our graduate students are doing as well as the creative and interesting ways they find to present their work to the public - and we want to add more students to the Discoveries program this fall!

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We're always on the lookout for new Discoveries Scholars to speak at our venues - Sterne Library on campus, Homewood Public Library and Hoover Public Library - and we need writers who will blog about the research presented at each of the public library events. If you're interested in speaking at Discoveries in the Making, follow these simple steps. If you'd like to write for Discoveries, check out these tips and email to express your interest. See more information about getting involved in Discoveries in the Making, plus the full, up-to-date schedule at

Even if you're not ready to participate in the program yourself, we encourage all UAB students, postdocs, faculty and staff to support our Discoveries Scholars by attending these events and asking thoughtful questions (those who ask questions at any Discoveries event will get a free Discoveries tote!). Here is the schedule for the fall 2016 semester (interested speakers, please help us fill those available spots):

Thursday, September 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - Homewood Public Library

  • Arthur Totten: Left Breathless: How Asthma Influences Infection

Monday, October 3, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - Hoover Public Library

  • Jessica Hoffman: A Canine Model of Aging and Disease
  • Ijeoma Obi: Early life stress and cardiovascular disease: why we should care

Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - Homewood Public Library

  • Ali Darwish: Drones for Saving Lives
  • Elizabeth Bevan: Using Drone Technology for Studying Courtship and Mating Behavior in Sea Turtles

Monday, November 7, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - Hoover Public Library

  • Haley Bishop: Driving Through the Lens of Autism
  • Caitlin Pope: The Science of Distracted Driving

Thursday, November 10, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - Homewood Public Library

  • Karen Albright: All Men Are Treated Equal: Or Are They? Observations from the National Inpatient Sample
  • 1 spot available

Monday, December 5, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - Hoover Public Library

  • 2 spots available

Thursday, December 8, 2016, 6:30 p.m. - Homewood Public Library

  • Tandy Dolin Petrov: Unlocking the Secret Roles of Chromatin Structure in Cognitive Function and Aging
  • 1 spot available

Several Sterne Library (Meeting Room 174) dates are available for this semester. Two speakers may register for each one.

  • Tuesday, September 13
  • Tuesday, September 27
  • Tuesday, October 11
  • Tuesday, October 25
  • Tuesday, November 15
  • Tuesday, November 29
  • Tuesday, December 13
  • Tuesday, December 27

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