June 21, 2013


Welcome Summer! Enjoy the Summer Solstice and Supermoon this Weekend!


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 seminars will take place on Wednesdays from 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.  



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. To register, visit: http://mockreview2013.eventbrite.com.


Thursday, July 11
Professional Skills Training Program: Drug Discovery and Development
8-9:30 a.m.
West Pavilion, Room E
Do you wonder where new drugs come from and how they make it to market? Join the UAB CCTS at our monthly Professional Skills Training Program on Drug Discovery and Development. Maaike Everts, PhDAssociate Director for Basic Science & Drug Development-UAB Center for Emerging Drug Discovery and Associate Director, Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance, will describe of the various general steps of the drug discovery and development pathway, with a focus on high throughput screening.

For more information and to register, click here.


Help a Junior Investigator: Brief Survey


I need your help! I am a doctoral student in Regulatory Science at the University of Southern California. To meet the requirements to graduate I am conducting an exploratory study on current practices of investigators in the management of clinical trial agreements.

Some experts in the field believe this is a problematic area and needs attention. However an in-depth literature search found little data on this issue. I need investigators throughout the U.S., who conduct industry-sponsored studies, to complete a brief survey to collect data on current practices. The survey consists of 30 questions and generally takes less than 10 minutes to complete. I know we are all very busy and investigators extremely so, but I would greatly appreciate your assistance in forwarding this request to investigators you think would be willing to participate.

If you have any questions feel free to contact me at (510) 909-3801 or at joann_pfeiffer@yahoo.com or you may contact my advisor Dr. Frances Richmond at fjr@usc.edu.

Thank you for your assistance. If I can serve as a regulatory resource to you or your organization please feel free to contact me. I would be happy to provide assistance.


JoAnn Pfeiffer
Doctoral Candidate
Regulatory Science, University of Southern California

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


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