Center for Clinical and Translational Science

Mission Statement

The CCTS vision is to reduce the burden of disease and disparities in health outcomes that disproportionately affect the underserved minority and special (i.e., socioeconomically disadvantaged, rural) populations within our region. This vision forms a common purpose among the institutions in our CCTS Partner Network. Working together, we will enhance the translation of fundamental and clinical research into improvements for human health and health care delivery. By further developing a diverse, well-trained workforce in translational science, by promoting an efficient scientific infrastructure, by engaging our communities in partnership to identify challenges and create approaches to solutions, and by assuring effective use of available resources, the CCTS Partner Network will accelerate the pace of discovery to delivery across the translational spectrum.

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2012 - 2013, 2015 - 2020
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Statistical Topics for Reproducible Animal Research

Preclinical research involving animal models can be improved when appropriate experimental, analytical, and reporting practices are used. We produced a series of animated vignettes with quantitative experts and laboratory scientists discussing aspects of study design, interpretation, and reporting
CCTS TIERS (Training Interdisciplinary & Emerging Research Scholars)

Building Resilience During a Pandemic: Evidence-Based Practices to Start Today (A TIERS event)

Presented by Michael Wiederman, PhD Director of Leadership and Professional Development and Professor, Family & Community Medicine The University of Alabama at Birmingham The pandemic presents unusual challenges for those in academia who are used to in-person meetings, teamwork, and working on

8th Annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium

8th Annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium

The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Children’s of Alabama, Alabama Rare and the Alabama Genomic Initiative will host the 8th Annual Rare Disease Genomics Symposium via Zoom on Friday, Feb. 26. and Saturday, Feb. 27. This two-day symposium will focus on science and research as well as patient

Community Engagement Institute 2020

Community Engagement Institute 2020

The Community Engagement Institute (CEI) will host a half-day virtual symposium on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm that will focus on health equity and social justice. CEI is a regional program that brings community members, leaders, researchers, and philanthropic stakeholders


I-Corps: bridging biomedical innovation and the market

I-Corps: bridging biomedical innovation and the market (M. Wasko, PhD) Take a biomedical innovation from your research & learn how evaluate its commercial potential & successfully build a business model around your innovation; Develop a go-to market strategy; Qualify to participate in I-Corps

UAB/Children’s of Alabama/School of Health Professions

UAB/Children’s of Alabama/School of Health Professions (S. Buchalter, MD and L. Hayes, MD) Develop enhanced expertise and experience in quality improvement and patient safety methodology; Develop and Implement a quality improvement and or patient safety project applicable to the Scholar’s interests

UAB/Children’s pediatric simulation center

UAB/Children’s pediatric simulation center (N. Tofil, MD, MEd) Increase knowledge, hone skills, and practice teamwork in the context of real life patient scenarios; Understand the breadth of care scenarios that are applicable to simulation; Enhance ability to rapidly improve care provision

Assessing the Impact of COVID-19 on Immunocompromised Persons: N3C ImmunoSuppressed/Compromised Clinical Domain Team

Many clinical questions have arisen with the COVID-19 pandemic, from who is at greatest risk for COVID-19 infection to adverse outcomes if infected to how COVID-19 has impacted healthcare utilization patterns. To help answer these questions, and many more, the National COVID Cohort Collaborative

CCTS: Agile Adaptations to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The vision of the Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS) based at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is to reduce health disparities in diseases disproportionately represented within the Deep South as we accelerate discovery to improve human health. Through our Partner Network –

Improving Access to Research Among Individuals from Under-represented Racial and Ethnic Minority Communities: The Strengthening Research In Diverse Enrollment (STRIDE) Study

INTRODUCTION Under-representation in health-related research is one of a multitude of factors that contribute to health disparities experienced by African American and Latinx communities, and has been brought to the forefront in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Barriers to research