Events

IRB Questions.

Completing a research proposal that satisfies all the necessary criteria for ethical and successful execution can be a challenge for new scholars. But it doesn't have to be a confusing or mysterious process. That's why members of the UAB Graduate School and the Institutional Review Board (IRB) staff are here to offer tips for effective and efficient preparation and submission.

UAB Experiences Program flyer.

What are you doing after you finish your pre- or postdoctoral training?

If that question makes you sweat, the UAB EXPERIENCES program can help. All trainees need to be informed and educated about careers within and outside traditional academic research to be job-ready in today’s economy.

Discoveries in the Making Logo.

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!

Adulting in Academics Logo

We know starting on the academic job market can be tough, whether you're looking for a postdoc position or a tenure track faculty position. If you don’t know where to begin, you're not alone.

Postdoc Appreciation Week Flyer

We think UAB postdocs rock, and we're showing it with a week full of fun and informative events September 19-23. The 2016 Postdoc Appreciation Week events are planned and sponsored by the UAB Postdoctoral Association and Office of Postdoctoral Education. Mark your calendars for these activities!

3MT® Logo

Fancy hearing an 80,000 word thesis explained in less than 180 seconds? Research students from across the globe are doing just that in preparation for the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®). Established by The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008, 3MT® is now held in at least 200 universities across more than 18 countries worldwide.

Sweatt in lab.

I have a reoccurring memory from graduate school three years ago when I earned my doctorate in Integrated Biomedical Science. It’s Wednesday afternoon at about 3:45. My lab members are rushing to collect their things and print off last minute graphs to show our mentor. But instead of shuffling down the hall to a conference room, we pile into cars and drive to the local Irish Pub. Yes, our lab meetings were held at a pub. Yes, we had beer and fried deliciousness (fries, cheese, onion rings, pickles, if they fried it, we ate it). And yes, we actually did talk about our data and have scientific discussions at these meetings.

PhD comic conference presentation

UAB's Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) has several exciting events planned for the spring 2016 semester. Check out the details below, and consider making room for these events in your calendar.