November 15, 2013


CCTS-supported research uncovers a pair of gene variants that may serve as an indicator of kidney disease in African Americans with lupus, and ultimately lead to preventive treatments. Read more about it here.




Monday, November 18

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Gene Discovery Approaches Workshop

Finley Conference Center

720 20th Street South


Presented by the UAB Heflin Center for Genomic Sciences, this workshop will showcase gene discovery by whole genome, exome sequencing and other methods currently being used by UAB investigators. 


For more information contact: genomics@uab.edu. Registration is sold out but you can be added to the waitlist by clicking here.


Tuesday, November 19

Southern Research Institute Cancer Research Seminar Series

Featuring: David A. Schneider, PhD

Noon-1 p.m.

Southern Research Library Conference Center

2000 9th Avenue South


The lectures in this series serve as a platform for scientists to present their research and exchange ideas on cancer research/cancer drug discovery. Lunch is provided.  


Tuesday, November 19 & Wednesday, November 20

PCORI Webcast: Patient-Reported Outcomes Infrastructure Workshop

(online only)



The goal of this workshop is to inform an action plan for enhancing use of patient-reported outcomes for clinical care, research, and performance monitoring using electronic health records (EHR). 


To participate in the webcast please register in advance on PCORI's website


The meeting agenda will be posted on the event page closer to the event date, including details about an opportunity for web participants to engage in the workshop discussion. If you have any questions please contact Rochelle Bent at rbent@pcori.org and visit the website (www.pcori.org) to learn more about PCORI events. 


November 21
UAB CCTS Presents Ethics Expert 
Dr. Stephen Sodeke, Tuskegee University

11:30am - 1pm

Medical Towers - Room 634

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


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


November 21
Drug Discovery Seminar: Regulatory Issues Such as Investigative New Drugs


Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS)

1924 7th Avenue South
Featuring Penny Jester, co-director, Clinical Trials Office, and Dr.Maaike Everts, Alabama Drug Discovery Alliance

Lunch is provided; for more information and for future events click here. For more information email:  adda@uab.edu.

Friday, November 22, 
Glycoimmunobiology Symposium
Edge of Chaos, Lister Hill Library

A full-day workshop/mini symposium: Click here for more details, including agenda, speaker list, and more.

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

Tuesday, December 10
TIERS Meeting Featuring Dr. Cecilia Schmalbach on Conflict Resolution
5 p.m.
PCAMS (Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies)
Dr. Cecilia Schmalbach, Associate Professor of Surgery and Residency Program Coordinator

The CCTS TIERS (Training Interdisciplinary and Emerging Research Scholars) meetings strive to address the career development needs of  junior faculty, postdoctoral trainees, fellows and preprofessional students.  Topics are presented in a relaxed environment structured to promote collaborative learning and problem solving and to strengthen relationships in an effort to broaden the potential of each researcher both individually and collectively.   The TIERS meetings take place in the Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Studies (PCAMS) located at 1924 7th Ave South (across from the School of Dentistry).


This event is free, please register by December 5.


Inviting Project Applications to Include in Roybal Center P30 Renewal


Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research in Aging and Mobility


Deadline for Applications:  5pm on Monday, December 2, 2013


The Edward R. Roybal Center for Translational Research in Aging at UAB is inviting pilot project applications from UAB faculty to include in its upcoming competing renewal P30 application to the National Institute on Aging. The mission of the Center is to carry out research that will ultimately enhance the health and well-being of older adults.  Applications should propose studies whose long-range goal is to apply the theories, paradigms, and methodology of the social and behavioral sciences to address mechanisms of behavior change interventions. Since the theme of UAB's Roybal Center is aging and mobility broadly construed, pilot project applications should be consistent with this theme. Priority will be given to proposals that address issues related to decision-making, cognition, resilience, self-control, motivation, and positive health behaviors. 


Please see the attached pdf that gives detailed guidance for application preparation and submission. Questions should be directed to Angela McKinney at AngelaMcKinney@uab.edu or phone (205) 325-8637 (this number is in the Callahan Eye Hospital and outside the UAB phone system).

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 routman@uab.edu.  


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