July 26, 2013


June 20-28 is National Moth Week 
The butterfly's arguably homlier--but certainly more prevalent--cousin is celebrated with events nationwide this week. Check out the official website for more information and tips on how to host your own "moth night." For more fascinating moth facts, visit the American Museum of Natural History's site, or the Science Friday page about this important insect. 
Congratulations to David Chaplin, MD, PhD, CCTS Executive Committee Member and Director, CCTS Training Program, on being named Associate Dean for Faculty Development, UAB SOM
David Chaplin, M.D., Ph.D., director of the  UAB CCTS' Training Academy, has been named the Associate Dean for Faculty Development, a new position in the School of Medicine aimed at increasing development opportunities for faculty.

"The goal of the Office of Faculty Development is to help our faculty respond to the constantly changing national research and academic environments so they can be as successful as possible in their chosen careers," said Chaplin, who also is director of the training academy for UAB's Center for Clinical and Translational Science and is a former chair of the Department of Microbiology here. 



Tuesday, July 30
Special Coordinated Works-In-Progress Seminar

"American Hernia Society Quality Collaborative"

11 a.m.-Noon
Medical Towers Room 634 (Lunch provided)
Presenter: Benjamin. K. Poulose, MD, MPH, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

School of Medicine


This WIP seminar series is focused on projects in health services, outcomes and policy research and is jointly coordinated by the

UAB COERE, CERTs, LHC and the UAB CCTS. The seminars are held on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Tuesday of the month from 11am-12noon

and will rotate locations between Medical Towers, Faculty Office Towers and Ryals.


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.  


Tuesday, August 13

TIERS (Training Interdisciplinary Emerging Research Scholars)

5-6:30 p.m.

PCAMS, 1924 7th Avenue South


Please join us for cocktails and heavy hors d'oeuvres at the August TIERS meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 from 5-6:30pm at the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS), 1924 7th Avenue South.  

Jeffrey Engler, PhD, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Graduate School will present: "Research Ethics: An Ongoing Training Process." 


Please register to attend this presentation no later than Thursday, August 8, 2013. 


Thursday, August 15

10-11 a.m.

Medical Towers Room 634 

Join Alan Cantor, PhD, Professor, UAB Division of Preventative Medicine, as he presents, "A New Approach to the Design of Studies Based on the Log Rank Test."


The Faculty Biostatistics Forum brings together faculty biostatisticians and epidemiologists and offer a standing time for discussion of basic or advanced statistical and methodological problems in study design and data analysis. Speakers may be investigators who seek statistical advice or statisticians who want to present their own work on statistical applications to medical and public health research.

 If you would like to access this resource and schedule some time on the agenda for a future meeting, please contact Dr. Robert Oster:  oster@uab.edu, 205-934-3376 or 205-996-6122.


Interested in participating in the forums from outside the UAB campus? We can connect you via videoconference. Contact Christina Crowe, CCTS Media Specialist, at crowecm@uab.edu to facilitate the connection. 

Friday, August 23

Genetics and Genomics in Medical Practice: A One-Day Course
8 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Alumni House 
1301 10th Avenue South
Learn how genetics and genomics can be used in medical practice. Topics include newborn screening, perinatal diagnosis, pharmacogenetics, predictive testing, and new advances in genetic diagnosis across the lifespan, including whole genome sequencing. 

Up to 6.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits available; up to 6.5 Category 2 CEU Credits also available to genetic counselors

Register online at: www.uab.edu/medicine/geneticsCME.   
For more information, call 205-934-7299 or email questions to cbhurst@uab.edu

Registration Fee: $100 before August 1, 2013; $125 after July 31, 2013. 
Save the Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Genetics & Genomics in Clinical Research Immersion Course
An Immersion Course for Investigators at UAB


New Journal Club: "Genetics & Genomics"

The UAB Department of Genetics is launching a new "Genetics and Genomics" Journal Club this Fall! It will be held Tuesday mornings at 10am in the Finley Conference Center and is open to all UAB faculty, post-docs, students, and staff.


If you are interested in attending this journal club, please fill out the brief form at the following link: http://adobe.ly/15Qpscp.


The mission of the Genetics & Genomics Journal Club is to provide a vibrant platform for presenting cutting edge and breakthrough research, which may include basic or clinical research and new methodologies or model systems. We would also like to encourage participants to present concepts and ideas based on published data from one or more laboratories as well as classic papers that were breakthroughs in a relevant field. The journal club can be used to generate new ideas, share scientific excitement, or as practice sessions for young scientists.


Questions? Email: genomics@uab.edu.

Post-Doctoral Training Opportunity: 
UAB Center for Exercise Medicine 
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Program Title: Interdisciplinary Training in Pathobiology and Rehabilitation Medicine

Grant Number: 1T32HD071866

Sponsor: NIH National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research



The overarching goal of this training program is to develop future leaders in translational rehabilitation research who are specifically equipped to test and disseminate novel rehabilitative strategies that will alleviate functional impairment and compromised life quality in the face of chronic disease management.  Exercise medicine is a major focus of this training program.



�Doctorate in a basic or applied biomedical science (e.g., PhD) or clinical doctorate (e.g., MD, DO).

�Interest in translational research ranging from mechanisms of disease pathobiology to rehabilitation strategies (e.g., exercise medicine, experimental therapeutics, device development).

�No more than 2 years of postdoctoral training.

�U.S. citizen or permanent resident.


Areas of Concentration:

�Neuromusculoskeletal disorders.

�Cardiometabolic diseases.

Cross-cutting themes with training opportunities include cancer and aging.



Learn more about the Center and training program at  www.uab.edu/exercise.



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


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