August 23, 2013
The UAB CCTS Welcomes UAB Students Back to Campus!



Monday, August 26

CCTS hosts PCORI Webinar

10-11 a.m.

Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS)
1924 7th Avenue South



The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has released a cooperative agreement funding announcement "The National Patient-Centered Clinical Research Network: Clinical Data Research Networks (CDRN) - Phase One."  For those who submitted LOIs and who have been approved to submit an application, a webinar will cover the peer review process for this application. 

If you are interested, the CCTS will host a viewing of the webinar on Monday, August 26, 10-11 a.m. in PCAMS (located at 1924 7th Avenue South).  Please RSVP by contacting Cheryl Perry (cperry@uab.edu).

Tuesday, September 10

Research Coordinator Training Program

This workshop will provide study coordinators with the basics of good clinical practice, research compliance, and other key topics. The six-session course will be held on Tuesdays, September 10, 17, 24, and October 1 from 7:45 am- noon. No session will be held the week of October 7 but sessions will resume on Wednesdays, October 16 and 23 from 9:00 am - 11:45 am. All classes will be held in the Children's Harbor Bradley Conference Center. Cost is $125 and payable with registration.
Enrollment is limited, so please register early. CEUs will be offered and attendance at all of the six sessions will meet initial IRB training requirements. Please remember to bring your nursing license to each session to receive CEUs.



Questions: Elizabeth Paton- epaton@uab.edu, Penny Jester- pjester@peds.uab.edu, or Kathleen Powell- bucher@uab.edu


Thursday, September 12

Professional Skills Training Program

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

Topic: "Electronic Submissions" presented by Timothy M. Parker, BS, CRCP

Associate Director, Office of Sponsored Programs


Objective:  To understand how to prepare and submit SF424 through Grants.gov



Save the Date: Sept. 30-Oct. 1 Genetics & Genomics in Clinical Research Immersion Course

An Immersion Course for Investigators at UAB


NIH Announcement: Applications to Loan Repayment Programs Accepted Sept. 1-Nov. 15
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On July 16 NIH announced the next application cycle for the NIH Extramural Loan Repayment Programs (LRPs). If you are a researcher who has incurred significant educational debt, then the NIH LRPs are for you. Click here to visit the NIH page and learn more about qualifications and other details. 
Also: Check out this helpful Q&A from NIH Office of Extramural Research on: "How Can My Institution Support Public Access Compliance and Prevent Delays in Funding Due to Public Access Issues?" posted July 31, 2013. For more information visit the CCTS Training Academy page on the topic.

NIH Announcement: Opportunity to Submit Proposals for the Therapeutics for Rare and Neglected Diseases (TRND) Program

Notice Number: NOT-TR-13-007

Key Dates
Release Date: July 22, 2013
Letter of Intent/Pre-Application Call Due: No later than September 16, 2013 
Final Proposal Submission Date: September 30, 2013



NIH Funds Research to Explore Cell-to-Cell Communication   

Researchers will investigate the emerging field of extracellular RNA and its role in human health conditions  

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced $17 million in awards on August 13, 2013, for the Extracellular RNA (exRNA) Communication program. This trans-NIH initiative is designed to advance research in a newly discovered type of cell-to-cell communication that may play a role in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of health conditions.

Through 24 awarded research projects, scientists will explore basic exRNA biology and develop tools and technologies that apply new knowledge about exRNA to the research, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, including many types of cancer, bone marrow disorders, heart disease, Alzheimer's disease and multiple sclerosis. Of these projects, NCATS will administer 18 awards

 through which researchers will develop biomarkers from exRNA and design new ways to use exRNA in treatments.


Click here to read more about this initiative.

Registration Now Open: UAB Center for Exercise Medicine Symposium, October 23
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Free registration and trainee abstract submission for the upcoming inaugural UAB Center for Exercise Medicine symposium, October 23, is now available. The symposium agenda is also online. There are several easy options to reach the "Register" button.  Click the Symposium banner announcement, the options in the left side grey box or SYMPOSIUM on the top bar.  Each will take you to the Registration and Abstract submission.


*Trainee Poster Competition*

3 Travel Awards

Abstract deadline: September 5

Please encourage your trainees to present.

Scott K. Powers, Ed.D., PhD, UAA Endowed Professor and Distinguished Professor of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology will be our Keynote Speaker for this event. 


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



Coming Up: UAB Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center Announces Second Annual Symposium: "Focus on Cardiovascular Repair and Regeneration" 

October 25-26, Renaissance Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

Deadline to submit abstracts: Sept. 2.

Registration is free by signing up at:  uab.edu/medicine/cardiovascularcenter



2013 Community Health Scholars Announces Pilot Grant Program



An initiative by the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health to encourage and facilitate community based participatory research of a community organization with UAB faculty.


Tuesday, September 3rd           Letter of Intent due

Tuesday, October 1st               Applications are due

Friday, November 15th             Award notifications made

January 1, 2014                      Projects begin   

Two (2) awards of $20,000 each will be made.





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


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