May 24, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!


Special Opportunity: Walking Survey


UAB Sociologists Dr. Adrienne Milner and Dr. Elizabeth Baker are recruiting individuals to participate in a walking program through the use of a survey that is designed to measure feelings and behaviors with regard to health and physical activity. From those who complete the survey, they will choose participants for a study, and those individuals will receive a monetary incentive of $100 to take part in their research. If you choose to participate, you will be asked to take the following online survey which contains more detailed information about the study and should take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Your input is important and appreciated. If you agree to participate or would like to learn more about the study, please click on the link below or copy and paste it into your web browser:




Friday, May 31

Workshop: Design of Pilot Studies 


9-11 a.m.

Ryals Public Health Building, Room107


This seminar will focus on the how to write specific aims and to propose analyses that are appropriate for pilot studies. It will emphasize that pilot studies are primarily focused upon feasibility of proposed research (can it be done?), ability to recruit (can you get the subjects?), and ability to collect data (can you measure your outcome?). The seminar will also focus on how well-conducted pilot studies can springboard to larger research applications. Designed for new investigators (doctoral students. post doctoral fellows, and junior faculty) who are preparing to pilot study applications.


Brought to you by the NIAMS Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Center & the Center for Clinical and Translational Science  Questions? Contact David Redden, PhD (dredden@uab.edu) or Jennifer Croker, PhD (jcroker@uab.edu). Flyer attached here.


Tuesday, June 11 (*Please note: June 11 is the correct date*)

K Club

5-6:30 p.m. in PCAMS

Featured Speaker: 

Tony Simons, PhD, Associate Professor, Organizational Management

School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University


Simons' research focus is trust, integrity, and conflict in executive groups and between employees and management. He teaches organizational behavior, negotiation and leadership. He is the author of The Integrity Dividend: Leading by the Power of Your Word. 

For more information on the K Club click here. 


Thursday, June 13

Professional Skills Training Program

8-9:30 a.m. in West Pavilion Room E

Topic: "Developing Scientific Presentations"

Presented by Stephen Glasser, Professor, School of Medicine, Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Division of Epidemiology 
The goal of this workshop is simple: To provide the foundation for a good presentation, including pointers on PowerPoint slide development, and understanding the components of a presentation that keeps the audience interested and attentive. Click here to register now for this free event!

Save the Date for Upcoming Events: 

Annual Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance Symposium

When: Friday June 14, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: The Edge of Chaos

Keynote: Dr. John C. Martin - CEO of Gilead Sciences Inc: "Nucleotide Antivirals: From Research to Expanding Access"

Additional oral and poster presentations by ADDA grantees. 

There is room for a few additional poster presentations beyond ADDA-funded projects. If you are interested in presenting your drug discovery poster, please contact Maaike Everts at: maaike@uab.edu; you will receive confirmation by June 1st whether we can accommodate you.


To register and for additional information click here.


Wednesday, June 26

Mock Study Section: Training

8-10 a.m.

Ryals 407

The CCTS, Health Disparities Research, and Health Services/Outcomes Research training programs are jointly sponsoring a mock study section for investigators, trainees and other interested parties on campus. The purpose of the session is to demonstrate to early stage investigators what happens at a study section. Look for more information and registration to come.


July 8-12

Summer Short Course in Statistical Genetics

UAB's 3rd Annual NIGMS-funded Short Course on Statistical Genetics & Genomics

Focusing on the state-of-art methodology to analyze complex traits, this five-day course will offer an interactive program to enhance researchers' ability to understand & use statistical genetic methods, as well as implement & interpret sophisticated genetic analyses. Limited number of Travel Fellowships & Bursary Service Awards available, see website for details. Participants residing in the US are eligible for Travel Fellowships! For more details & registration, please visit us here.



Call for Submissions: AAMC Collaboration with Khan Academy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Association of American Medical Colleges, Khan Academy, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) announced a collaboration to provide free, online resources to help students prepare for the revised Medical College Admission Test� (MCAT�) that will be administered in 2015.


To develop the new resources, the three organizations are sponsoring a competition to encourage medical students, graduate students, residents and faculty to create educational tutorials about concepts that will be tested by the new MCAT exam.


Contest submissions are now being accepted! Online video submissions will be accepted through June 14, 2013. To view the press release; to view full contest rules, submission guidelines, and criteria for entry.


NIH Funding Opportunities:


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 May and beyond, visit our Announcements page.


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