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UAB Core and Shared Resources Day 2015
The UAB CCTS is proud to to be a part of the UAB Core and Shared Resources Day, presented annually by
Dr. Richard Marchase, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, and the UAB University-Wide Interdisciplinary Research Centers (UWIRCs). Taking place over lunchtime at the UAB Rec Center, more than
70 Core Facilities and Shared Resources presented posters allowing opportunities for UAB researchers and attendees to learn about the wide variety of services and equipment available for the support of new or ongoing research programs.
Following are some of the many CCTS Cores represented at Wednesday's event.
|CCTS Bionutrition Core
|CCTS Research Implementation Education and Competencies
|CCTS Core Lab and Biorepository
|CCTS Research Commons
|CCTS Partner Network
|CCTS CRU Nursing
|CCTS Training Academy
|CCTS Auburn MRI Research Center
Wednesday, December 2
"New Year, New NIH Expectations: Are You Ready?"
PCAMS, 1924 7th Avenue South
Refreshments and hors d'oeuvres served
Join the UAB CCTS on Wednesday, December 2, as we review the recent changes announced by the NIH expectations related to reproducibility, rigor, and transparency in grant applications, progress reports, and and peer review. These will affect anyone submitting a grant to the NIH or AHRQ. We will review the changes in detail so you'll be well prepared for your next application.
Seminars, Symposia and Conferences
"Integrative in Silico Modeling of Biomolecular Systems towards Precision Medicine"
Jake Y. Chen, PhD, Associate Professor of Informatics
Indiana University School of Informatics
Shelby 515, 1825 University Boulevard
Light breakfast will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!
Questions? Please contact Dr. James Cimino, Director, Informatics Institute (
Wednesday, December 2
UAB One-Day Metabolomics Workshop
Finley Conference Center, Kaul Genetics Building
Sponsored by the CCTS
Metabolites are not simply sources of energy to drive enzymatic reactions,
but are also the building blocks of the small molecule regulators, e.g., steroid hormones,
and all the macromolecules in a cell (including DNA, RNA, proteins, lipids and complex
carbohydrates). They are also regulators of gene and protein methylation/demethylation
This free, one-day workshop on Wednesday, December 2 in the Finley Conference Center
sponsored by the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science, will introduce
metabolomics to biomedical investigators. Training will be given in the design of a
metabolomics experiment, the need for sample extraction,
the analytical platforms, data pre-processing and statistical analysis,
identification and pathway analysis as well as application of metabolomics
o a complex system.
Full agenda and registration
CTO Research Seminar Series
"Updates in Research"*
with Penny Jester
*Note: This is the final CTO Seminar for 2015
PCAMS, 1924 7th Avenue South
You also have the option to join this meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone:
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Long distance): +1 (267) 507-0008
GotoMeeting Access Code: 930-891-813
atch videos of recent seminars on the
CCTS YouTube Channel
Friday, December 4
CCTS Monthly Mentoring Lunch
PCAMS - 1924 7th Avenue South
Join the CCTS Training Academy leadership for an informal discussion over lunch about the various aspects of mentoring.
by noon on the Wednesday prior to each Friday lunch.
Thursday, December 10
Professional Skills Development Series (PSDS)
Title: "The Temptation to Manipulate Images"
with Jeffrey A. Engler, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
· Define what constitutes image fraud
· Describe tools to detect inappropriate manipulation of figures and micrographs
· Share best practices for archiving data
· Responding to allegations of image fraud in your publications
The PSDS program is also available via
using the following:
You can also dial in using your phone: (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 840-329-197
SAVE THE DATE
Save the Date for Rare Disease Day at NIH
NIH will host its next
Rare Disease Day
on Feb. 29, 2016. The event aims to raise awareness about rare diseases, the patients they affect and the research collaborations that are addressing rare disease challenges. Sponsored by NCATS and the NIH Clinical Center, the event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium in Building 10 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The day will feature tours, posters and exhibits, and presentations. NCATS will provide more information as it becomes available.
REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION
BIOSTATISTICS & BIOREPOSITORY*(*new!)
Epidemiology/Biostatistics Clinic in The Edge of Chaos
This clinic provides the UAB community access to epidemiology and biostatistics resources. Available most
in The Edge of Chaos (Lister Hill Library, 4th floor). Check the
Edge of Chaos calendar
for confirmation of meeting dates and times.
*NOTE: The Clinic will not be held on Monday, November 23.
Biostats: Weekly on Wednesdays, 11:30am-1pm
Biorepository: First Wednesday of each month, 11:30am-1pm
PCAMS Building 1924 7th Avenue South
We've expanded our Biostats Clinic to include members of our CCTS Biorepository Team. On the
of each month, experts from our
CCTS Core Lab
will join the CCTS Biostats experts to
answer questions and provide consultative services on any aspect of specimen collection, specimen management, specimen processing and biorepository needs.
The Biostatistics & Biorepository Clinics
are 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 BERD & Biorepository group
s. A light lunch is served.
The weekly Wednesday Biostats Clinics will take a break for certain dates during the holiday season.
Remaining clinics in 2015 will be held:
The first clinic of 2016 will be held on January 6.
BERD Design Consultation Available Today
Pittman Center for Advanced Medical Sciences
1924 Seventh Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294