April 9, 2013
Spring Has Sprung!
After a few April showers, enjoy this weekend's warm, sunny weather.

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

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. This important workshop will help you to understand NIH's new requirements to continue to receive funding. Register here to attend: http://publicaccesspolicy.eventbrite.com. 


Also Tuesday, 4/9:

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), 1924 7th Avenue South. The UAB K-Club was established 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.


Friday, April 12

Announcing the 2013 Healthcare Ethics and Law Institute (HEAL) Annual Conference, "Marketplace Medicine and Conflicts of Interest," 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at Samford University. For details, a full schedule, and registration information, click here.





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We invite you to visit our website to learn more about the variety of 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).

To learn more about these and other opportunities, visit our Research Commons.


NIH Funding Opportunities:


From the Department of Health and Human Services:


Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research (R21)


 Funding Opportunity RFA-RM-13-003 from the NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts. This Developmental Research Funding Opportunity intends to support gene function studies in collaboration with the Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) building upon the NIH Intramural Research Programs Undiagnosed Diseases Program (NIH-UDP). Responsive applications will propose to investigate the underlying genetics, biochemistry and/or pathophysiology of newly diagnosed diseases in association with the respective gene variant(s) identified through the UDN. In recent years, gene function studies combined with genetic and genomic analyses and metabolic studies have greatly improved diagnoses of these very rare diseases and advanced scientific knowledge of the underlying pathogenesis. This initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund, which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact.

LOI Deadline: May 14, 2013

Application Deadline: June 14, 2013 


Informatics and Medicine: 

Genomic Medicine Pilot Demonstration Projects (U01)


The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support a consortium of collaborative genomic medicine pilot Demonstration Projects designed to demonstrate the feasibility of, and develop methods for, incorporating an individual patient's genomic findings into his or her clinical care.   

LOI/Application Deadline: June 17, 2013



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


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