UAB CCTS Digest
October 25, 2013
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Thursday, October 31
Drug Discovery and Development Lecture Series
"What Makes a Target Druggable and Validated?
" with Dr. Mark Suto
Lunch is served
Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies, 1924 7th Avenue South
Tuesday, November 5, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Thursday, November 7
UAB Mini Symposium - Department of Neurobiology
"Physiology and Pathology of Astroglia"
Sponsored by the Ceneter for Structural Biology, the BERM Cetner, The Center for Healthy Aging, and the CCTS
9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Shelby Building, Room 1015
No registration required. Click here
to view the flyer.
Thursday, November 14
Professional Skills Training Program
"Revising Grant Applications and Responding to Critiques"
With Lisa Schwiebert, PhD
Professor of Cell, Development, & Integrative Biology
West Pavilion, Room E
Sponsored for CME credit. To register click here.
Thursday, November 14
UAB's Annual Core Day
Sponsored by the University Wide Centers Program (UWIRCs)
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
UAB Campus Rec Center--Center Court
Free and open to anyone: Faculty, trainees, staff, the public--pizza will be served.
Core Day offers a unique opportunity for UAB's science and technology communities to come together in a central location to raise awareness about the many shared research facilities available on campus. Learn first hand about over 80 cores offering services and specialized equipment on campus.
November 21, UAB CCTS Presents Ethics Expert
Dr. Stephen Sodeke, Tuskegee University
|Stephen Sodeke, PhD, Bioethicist and Professor|
You are invited to the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science Ethics Presentation
"Bioethics and Real Life Application of Responsible Conduct of Research Principles:
A Reflection and Attunement Dialogue"
presented by Stephen Sodeke, PhD, Bioethicist and Professor, National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care. College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health, Tuskegee University
11:30am - 1:00pm
Medical Towers - Room 634
Lunch will be provided. Please register online.
Please note: Participation via videoconference is available; please let us know you are interested by contacting Christina Crowe at (205) 934-3706 or
Save the Date: November 22, Glycoimmunobiology Symposium
Edge of Chaos, Lister Hill Library
A full-day workshop/mini symposium
Glycans are important components of glycoproteins, including immunoglobulins and glycoproteins on the surface of cells of the immune system. These sugar components are not only important structural features, but in many instances modulate or mediate a wide variety of functions in physiological as well as pathophysiological situations.
Co-organized by: Jan Novak, PhD; Susan Bellis, PhD; Matthew Renfrow, PhD
Call for Applications: Clinical and Translational Science Training Program
We are currently accepting applications for the Clinical and Translational Science (CTS) Training Program. Application deadline is November 12, 2013. Junior faculty and postdoctoral fellows who are interested in an academic career in clinical and translational research are invited to apply.
The CTS program is a 6-month certificate program that includes approximately 50 hours of didactic instruction and interactive experience. Classes will be held Wednesday mornings, 8-10 a.m., beginning January 2014. For more information on the program and how to apply, click here, or contact Audrey Wrenn, email@example.com or 205-978-8333.
T32 Program Accepting Applications
The UAB-VA Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research (HSOER) Training Program, a coordinated mentored research fellowship program, is accepting applications for the following postdoctoral positions with July 1, 2014 start dates.
UAB National Research Services Award (T32) Fellowships in Health Services, Outcomes, and Effectiveness Research (Kenneth Saag, MD, MSc, Program Director; Monika Safford, MD, Co-Director)
These are full-time, 2-year mentored research training positions funded through National Research Services Awards T32's supported by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
� Eligibility: Clinical or research doctoral degree required (e.g., MD, DMD, PharmD, PhD, ScD, DrPH, or equivalent). Must be a U.S. Citizen or have permanent resident status.
� Includes: NRSA stipend, health insurance, and tuition & fees to obtain the MSPH in Outcomes Research or Epidemiology with a concentration in pharmacoepidemiology and CER.
� Program content areas include but may not be limited to:
� Healthcare efficiency and disparities
� Healthcare quality measurement and improvement
� Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
� Comparative Effectiveness Research
� Pharmacoepidemiology and Patient Safety
� Translating Research Evidence into Practice and Policy
� Economic Evaluation and Decision Analytic Modeling
� Health Informatics
Fellowships may be coordinated with clinical specialty or subspecialty residency training programs to support research training for residents and fellows interested in outcomes and effectiveness research.
The application deadline is December 16, 2013.
Click here for more details and fellowship contacts. For questions regarding eligibility, program requirements, the application process and to request an application packet, please contact Ryan Outman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking for Biostats Assistance?
Visit the CCTS Biostats Clinic
The CCTS offers a bi-weekly
on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. in the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS), 1924 7th Avenue South. A light lunch is served. These drop-in clinics are designed for investigators needing assistance with:
- Study Design
- Sample Size and Power Calculations
- Data Analysis
- Display of Data and Results
- Interpretation of Results
- Statistical Software
The biostatistics clinic is open to all faculty members, post-docs, fellows, residents, and students. Attendees are invited to bring statistical and methodological questions about on-going research projects, projects being planned, manuscripts in progress, responses to peer reviewers, and published articles. They are also invited to bring their laptops. Assistance will be provided by members of the CCTS Bioinformatics, Epidemiology, and Research Design group.
Clinic dates for the remainder of 2013: Thurs. Nov. 13; Dec. 11.
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