New Research-Faculty Checklist

The New Faculty Checklist can be found for download here:  Word or PDF

UAB New Research Faculty Onboarding Workshop

The School of Medicine and the Office of the Senior Vice Provost sponsor a Success in Research at UAB workshop for new research faculty. The workshop is composed of numerous presentations from various research administrative units at UAB. Dr. Chad Steele, Assistant Dean for Research Administration, with questions.  Available twice a year.

Research Orientation Program

This Center for Clinical and Translational Science-developed program is designed for young investigators and research staff who are new to research (possibly within the first 2 months of starting in research). It provides an overview of how to implement a sponsored or investigator-initiated study, including key clinical, regulatory and financial requirements. The goals are to provide basic tools, familiarize attendees with research study terms, and help those new to research avoid common pitfalls. This is not an all-encompassing research program, but a primer to build upon.

Research Mentoring and Women in Science meetings (from June 18, 2018 FYI Fridays)

Per the NIH, “It takes more than just one good mentor to influence the career of a new investigator; it takes a robust culture of mentorship across the research community to strengthen, sustain and diversify the entire biomedical research enterprise.” We agree, and are developing a program to work toward this culture of mentorship. Each faculty member with significant research effort will meet on a recurring basis with an assigned Vice-Chair of Pediatrics (Drs. Smita Bhatia, David Kimberlin, or Richard Whitley). While many research-intensive faculty already have mentoring teams, developing a relationship with one of the research Vice-Chairs will further strengthen the department’s research environment, provide an expanded view of the state of research within the department, and facilitate an exchange of knowledge regarding available research resources. Vice-Chairs will meet with faculty at approximately six month intervals to discuss ongoing research, with the Pediatric Research Office providing administrative support for this effort.

Dr. Bhatia will also convene a group of female researchers (Women in Science) two times per year to discuss opportunities and challenges unique to women in research.

Scheduling for mentoring meetings will begin over the next few months.


Please contact  Cheryl Perry  or Melissa McBrayer of the PRO.