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IDP and Your RPRR

 

[translation: Individual Development Plans and Your Research Performance Progress Report]

 

The NIH has established new expectations  such that you must comment on the use of Individual Development Plans (IDP) to "assist graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to achieve their career goals and become contributing members of the biomedical research workforce."  A team has already met with most graduate students and postdocs to have them start an IDP. 

 

You must address the use of IDPs in RPPR Section B. Accomplishments, Question B.4. Actual IDPs should not be included. Grantees must report on whether they use IDPs for all the graduate students and postdoctoral researchers included in Section D. List of Participants. Please see www.uab.edu/idp for additional information and for guidance on suggested language to use.

 

In collaboration with the Office of Postdoctoral Education, the GBS Program and the CCTS, we have developed IDP tools to help develop and report on the use of IDPs. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jeff Engler, Dr. Susan Rich, Dr. Lisa Schwiebert, or Dr. David Chaplin for more information. 

 



 

Present Your Research at Translational Science 2015

Translational Science 2015, sponsored by the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) and the American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR), will be held from Thursday April 16 through Saturday April 18, 2015, at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington D.C. This meeting offers a variety of ways for you to share your experiences, challenges and fresh approaches with professional from around the country.

ACTS is accepting abstracts for consideration from all levels of training, including:

  • Pre-Doctoral Trainee (TL1 Scholar): Students conducting research who are recipients of an NIH CTSA funded TL1 Clinical Research Training Award
  • Pre-Doctoral Trainee (T32, F32, Foundation, Intramural or other): All other Pre-Doctoral students conducting research.
  • Post-Doctoral Trainee (T32, F32, Foundation, IDEA, Intramural awards): All post doctoral trainees and clinical fellows conducting research
  • KL2 or IDEA Funded Scholar: Junior faculty conducting research who are funded by a NIH KL2 (institutional) award or an IDEA Grant.
  • K-Funded Scholar: Faculty conducting research who are funded by a NIH K12 (institutional) award, or any other K series awards.
  • Mid-Career and Senior Scientists: Individuals conducting research who are mid career, senior level faculty/staff scientists.
  • Education/Career Development: Individuals designing, planning executing, administrating career development programs

Abstract Submission Categories

Prepare your abstract submission for one of the following categories:

  • Best Practices/ Resources
  • Clinical Epidemiology
  • Clinical Trial
  • Ethics
  • Health Services Research
  • Methodology
  • Outcomes Research
  • Mechanistic Basic to Clinical

Distinct categories have been developed for those submitting under the Education/Career Development distinction which include the following:

  • Collaboration/Team Science
  • Education / Program Innovation
  • Mentoring
  • Career Development

Submit your presentation abstract to the Translational Science 2015 Abstract Submission site by Tuesday, January 20, 2015. You must register to attend Translational Science 2015 in order to have your poster accepted. Registration for the meeting will open in the next few weeks. 


 

Contact the CCTS with your ideas for submission: ccts@uab.edu.

 

 

 

 


Seminars
Seminars, Symposia and Conferences

CCTS/CTO Research Seminar Series

Critical research implementation and management topics will be presented on the first and third Thursday at noon in PCAMS (1924 7th Avenue South). These topics will be of interest and relevance specifically to clinical research personnel including investigators, regulatory personnel, study coordinators and financial administrators. The goal of this new program is to fill in the gaps in information related to the implementation of clinical trials that have been identified by investigators and their research teams. Presented by Penny Jester, co-director UAB Clinical Trials Office. 

  


The CTO Research Seminar Series will continue in 2015-look for details in upcoming Digests.

 

 

Tuesday, December 9

Coordinated Works in Progress Seminars in Health Services, Outcomes, and Policy Research

11am-noon

 Faculty Office Tower 803

(Lunch provided)

 

"mHealth interventions in older African Americans with HIV:  If you build it, will they come?"

Presenter:

 

C. Ann Gakumo, PhD, RN

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Nurse Faculty Scholar

Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

___________________________________________________________________________ 

 

Save the Date

 

Genetics and Genomics in Clinical Research

Genomics Immersion Course

 

January 26th-30th, 2015

7:15-11:15am

 

Location: Edge of Chaos

1700 University Blvd. 4th floor

Birmingham AL 35294

 

$50 - Faculty

$25 -Post-Doc

$10 - Students

 

This course will review the principles, major technologies, and experimental approaches in genetics and genomics through both lectures and hands-on activities. Course will be taught by Department of Genetics and HudsonAlpha faculty. CME credit application submitted. Registration information will follow. Please save your spot by emailing Shaila Handattu at hande@uab.edu.

Save the Date: 
CCTS Green & Gold 
Holiday Forum 
Wednesday, December 17
4:45-6pm

 

The halls of PCAMS will be decked and we're looking forward to a festive holiday Forum on Wednesday, Dec. 17. We know your calendar's getting packed so add us to your December plans now! More info to come.

 

 
Check out the CCTS Funding Opportunities page on our website. 
 

 

 

 

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, 2015 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 15, 2014.


 

For questions regarding eligibility, program requirements and the application process and to request an application packet, please contact Ryan Outman at routman@uab.edu


 

Deep South Resource Center for Minority Aging Research (RCMAR) (RFA-RCMAR-15-001) Invites Letters of Intent for 1-Yr Pilot Grant Applications

Focusing on Minority Aging & Health Disparities in the African American Population


 

LETTERS OF INTENT AND APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY AT:

www.uab.edu/MHRC.  No paper submissions are accepted.

Please click here to see the full RFA for more information on the LOI and application process.

Please  click here to submit an LOI and application.


 

Application Submissions Contacts:
If you have questions concerning the submission of these LOIs or proposals, please contact Ann Smith, MPH, at 205-934-9903 or annsmith@uab.edu. Other questions could be directed to Patricia Sawyer, PhD, at 205-934-9261 or psawyer@uab.edu.


 

 

Call for Applications for 2015 MHRC Health Disparities Research Training Certificate Program (HDRTP)

 

The UAB Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center (UAB MHRC) is delighted to announce the call for applications focusing on health disparities research in cancer, aging, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and other disease conditions. We invite you to recommend appropriate faculty who might be interested in the two-year research training program occurring February 2015 through February 2017, coordinated by the UAB MHRC.  Individual scholars who complete program requirements will receive a Certificate in Health Disparities Research.

  • Interested faculty members should apply.
  • All candidates must submit an application, CV, Statement of Intent, and Letter of Support (LOS) through the UAB MHRC website.
  • Request your LOS now - from a supervising senior faculty person, Director, Dean, or Chair, in order to upload with other documents. 
  • LOS should address support of research career and release time to participate in the HDRTP.
  • Please have all materials ready to upload in Adobe PDF format and submit at one time.
  • Application deadline is Wednesday, January 7, 2015, by 11:59 PM Central Time.

 Click here for more info on program

Click here to submit application


 


 


 

The MHRC is also soliciting abstracts for its 2015 Health Disparities Research Symposium. Visit this link for more information and to submit.


 

 

Contact the CCTS Research Commons (ccts@uab.edu; 4.7442) to learn more. Visit the site now for these and ongoing additions to the list!

BiostatisticsBIOSTATISTICS

Mondays
Epidemiology/Biostatistics Clinic in The Edge of Chaos

  

This clinic provides the UAB community access to epidemiology and biostatistics resources.  Available most Mondays, 10am-2pm in The Edge of Chaos (Lister Hill Library, 4th floor).  Check the Edge of Chaos calendar for confirmation of meeting dates and times. 
 

NOTE: NEW TIMES 

Wednesdays, 11:30am-1pm

Dec. 10, 17

 

PCAMS Building 1924 7th Avenue South

UAB CCTS Biostatistics Clinic                                                    

 

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 BERD group. A light lunch is served.  

 

BERD Design Consultation Available Today

In support of Pilot & Feasibility Projects, the CCTS is offering design consultation through its Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Division (BERD).  A team of methodologists, including experts in Epidemiology (Gerald McGwin, Russell Griffin), Biostatistics (Robert Oster, David Redden, Leslie McClure, Paul Lin), and Statistical Genetics (Hemant Tiwari, Xiangqin Cui) are available to collaborate in the design of  the pilot proposals as well as in their review.  If other methodological expertise is required in the project design, the BERD will recruit the required expertise from among the network of UAB methodologists.

 

Please contact the BERD and request design consultation by emailing bstchair@uab.edu, calling 4-4905 or connecting through

 Research Commons on the CCTS home page. 

 

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