June 7, 2013


Kicking Off Tuesday, June 11, through July 31
Biomedical Informatics Summer Seminar Series

Shelby Building, Room 105


This 1-credit course will consist of a series of seminars, presentations and online lectures covering key topics in biomedical and health informatics for clinical and translational science researchers and the resources related to these topics at UAB. There will be reading materials accompanying the presentations.  There are a total of five live seminars and two online lectures. Each session will be approximately 1 hour. The first of the live presentations will be on Tuesday, June 11, from 3-4 p.m.; the rest of will occur on Wednesdays at the same time (3-4 p.m.).  Online presentations will be available on weeks when there are no live presentations.  

Interested in receiving credit? Email Eta S. Berner, EdD, Course Director, at eberner@uab.edu.  

For a complete schedule of presentations click here.  


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

K Club

5-6:30 p.m. in PCAMS 

1924 7th Avenue South

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. Register today.


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!

Friday, June 14  

Annual Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance Symposium

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Where: The Edge of Chaos, Lister Hill Library 4th Floor

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.


Tuesday, June 18

Southern Research Cancer Research Seminar Series


Library Conference Room, Southern Research Institute, 2000 9th Ave. S. Lunch is provided


Featuring speaker Joanne Murphy-Ullrich, PhD

Professor, Department of Pathology and Cell Biology

University of Alabama at Birmingham


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.


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, 2013To 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 June and beyond, visit our Announcements page.


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