Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies
Translational Research Seminar Series
The UAB MSTP sponsors a monthly evening seminar series (Monthly Translational Research Seminar, MSTP 794) which invites speakers from university faculty currently involved in translational research, in addition to presentations from senior students in the program.


CAMS Meeting Location

Finley Kaul Conference Center 
1900 University Blvd.
Birmingham AL 35294

CAMs Meeting details
All students are required to attend. The meetings start at 5:30PM. Dinner is served from 5:30PM - 6:00PM, followed by a presentation. The speaker is introduced at 6:00PM, and the talk typically is followed by a question and answer session ending by 7:00PM.

Registering for CAMS
MSTP students in Medical School (MS1s, MS2s, MS3s, MS4s) don't "register" for any courses. You are all automatically enrolled in all of the courses you are supposed to take.

MSTP students in Graduate School (Graduate School tuition being paid - GS1, GS2, GS3, GS4) register for the class when you register for your other classes.

Evaluation/Grading
Evaluation is based strictly on attendance. It is the student's responsibility to sign in at each seminar. You receive a pass or fail grade for the course. You must attend at least 80% of the 10 meetings held, not including the holiday party, in order to pass the course.


2018-2019 CAMS Schedule

Date Speaker
June  2018 Student Welcome Week
August 8, 2018 Craig Hoesley, MD
Sr. Associate Dean of Medical Education
September 12, 2018 Ichiro Nakano, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurosurgery
October 10, 2018 Michael Birrer MD, PhD
Chair, Comprehensive Cancer Center
November 10-11, 2018 Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium
Vanderbilt University 
December 5, 2018 December Recruiting Event
January 9, 2019 Maria B Grant, MD
Professor, Ophthalmology 
February 13, 2019 Nicholas Van Wagoner, MD, PhD
Associate Dean, Medical Student Services
Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease 
March 13, 2019  Anoma Nellore, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Infectious Disease
April 11, 2019  Craig Powell, MD, PhD
Endowed Professor, Chair of Neurobiology
May 8, 2019 Residency Panel Discussion/Graduation Party