March 29, 2013
April Showers...
...are on their way, along with warmer weather this Passover/Easter week. Has spring finally sprung?

Take a look at what's coming up next at the CCTS:

Wednesday, April 3

Join us at the CCTS headquarters at PCAMS (1924 7th Avenue South) for our next Working Group meeting, 5-6 p.m., when CCTS leaders will provide information on the Nascent Project Panels (NPPs) and Panels Done Quickly (PDQs), which are designed to help investigators strengthen both their science and their applications. The Panels complement each other, with the NPP providing feedback on a broad range of issues for application development and the PDQs providing more targeted assistance on a range of activities (e.g., project development, implementation, interpretation and/or dissemination). For more information on these and other programs the CCTS offers, click here.


Thursday, April 4 (repeated Tuesday, April 9)

Lee Vucovich, MLS, MS, AHIP, Assistant Director for Reference Services, Lister Hill Library of Health Science, will continue to lead a set of presentations on "Changes in the NIH Public Access Policy: A Practical Workshop." The next one takes place noon-1 p.m. in the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS), 1924 7th Avenue South. Lunch is provided. The workshop repeats March 26 in Shelby Building room 105; April 4 in PCAMS, and April 9 in PCAMS. This important workshop will help you to understand NIH's new requirements to continue to receive funding. The content is identical; choose ONE of the following event dates to attend.Register here to attend: http://publicaccesspolicy.eventbrite.com.


Tuesday, April 9 

As we continue our efforts in the development of a community of junior investigators across the UAB campus, we invite you to enjoy coffee, cocktails, and heavy hors d'oeuvres at the UAB K Club 2013 Kickoff meeting from 5-6:30pm at the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS). The UAB K-Club was established in 2010 to address the career development needs of K awardees along with other junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows at a similar career stage. At this Kickoff meeting we will present a variety of resources available at UAB to junior faculty and postdoctoral scholars. You do not have to have a current K award to attend.   


Registration is available at http://2013kclubkickoff.eventbrite.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!



The UAB Center for Exercise Medicine presents a morning lecture in its Distinguished Lecture series with Laura Rogers, MD, "Exercise and Fatigue in Cancer Survivors." 8:30 a.m., THT 140. Light breakfast is served.


Thursday, April 11

This month's Professional Skills Training Program focuses on mentoring with, "Developing the Mentor/Mentee Relationship," presented by: Karen Meneses, PhD, RN, FAAN. This panel discussion format will feature Dr. Julie Locher, Dr. Lisa Schweibert, and Linda Moneyham, DNS, RN, FAAN. 8-9:30 a.m. in West Pavilion Room E; light breakfast is served. CME credit is available. For more information and to register, visit: http://pstp2013april.eventbrite.com.


Training Opportunities

Register now for the Spring Research Coordinator Training Program, (RCTP) which provides research study coordinators with the basics of good clinical practice, research compliance, and other key topics. The dates for the Spring 2013 course are April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, and May 7, 2012.  Sessions are held from 8 a.m. to noon each day in the Children's Harbor Bradley Conference Center. Registration is open- contact  Liz Paton. For more information, view the CCTS Training Academy RCTP page.


The Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Research immersion course, offered by the Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences takes place April 1-5. For more information and to register, visit: www.uab.edu/hcgs.



UAB Galaxy Workbench for NGS short-read Analysis Now Available Online

The CCTS Biomedical Informatics Division, in conjunction with UAB IT/Research Computing, now offers a web-based analytical workbench for NGS/short-read analysis to the UAB community. UAB Galaxy provides point-and-click web access to UAB's powerful Cheaha computing cluster, primarily for the analysis of genomic and transcriptomic short-read data using reference-based alignment (BWA, BowTie, Tophat) or denovo assembly (Velvet). However, the platform can be extended to provide web access to any command-line package or script on the cluster. Tools are also provided for workflow automation and collaboration. Login at  https://galaxy.uabgrid.uab.edu with your BlazerID. Additional details are available on the Research Computing wiki's Galaxy page.



For more events and opportunities in April and beyond, visit our Announcements page.


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