CaRES Orientation Luncheon, Seminar Series, and Poster Session Schedule, 2018

Updated 05/15/2018

CaRES students based at UAB are required to attend our orientation luncheon, three seminars, and the CaRES poster session, as indicated below.  CaRES students based at HudsonAlpha (HA) can attend the luncheon and seminars if possible, or alternatively, they should complete the prefessional development and responsible conduct of research seminars at HA required by HA's "Bio-Train" program.  HA students should present a poster at our CaRES poster session, at the HA poster session (to be scheduled), or at both venues if possible.  Please direct questions about these activities to CaRES Program Director Dr. Peter Smith (


CaRES Orientation Luncheon
Thursday, June 7, 12 noon - 1:15 PM, Ryals - Room 107

Words of Welcome from...

Peter R. Smith, PhD, CaRES Program Director
Pete Ginter, PhD, Interim Dean, UAB School of Public Health

Introduction of CaRES Program Faculty, Staff and Students (Dr. Smith)
CaRES student orientation reminders (Dr. John Waterbor, CaRES Program Director)
Safety on Campus (UAB Police Officer)
Questions-and-Answers about CaRES and UAB campus life

CaRES Seminars

Monday, June 25, Ryals - Room 507

1-2 pm:

John W. Waterbor, MD, DrPH
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology
UAB School of Public Health
"Cancer Epidemiology and Control: An Overview"

2-3 pm:

Dorothy Ogdon
Assistant Professor
UAB Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
"Data Visualization"

Monday, July 9, Ryals - Room 507

1-2 pm:

Jeff Walker, PhD
UAB Graduate School
"Making Engaging Oral Presentations"

2-3 pm:

Dorothy Ogdon
Assistant Professor
UAB Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences
"Fundamentals of Poster Presentations"

Monday, July 16, Ryals - Room 507

1-2 pm:

Tiffany Cox, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Preventive Medicine, UAB School of Medicine
Former CaRES student and CaRES preceptor, in early stages of her research career
"The Road to Eliminating Cancer Disparities: A Joint (Ad)Venture"

2-3 pm:

Frederick Goldman, MD
Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Accomplished cancer researcher, CaRES preceptor
"Translational Research in Pediatric Cancer: From the Bench to the Patient, and How I Got There"

CaRES Poster Session
Hill University Center, 3rd Floor, Ballrooms B, C, and D
Tuesday, July 24, 12:30-3:30 PM

Each student will display a poster on their CaRES research and posters should be hung on the poster boards in the Hill University Center Ballrooms no later than 12:45 PM

  • 12:45-1:00 PM: All students line up and each student takes the microphone for 15 seconds to state his or her name, preceptor name, poster number, and poster title (so that all students become aware of the posters of special internest to them)
  • 1:00-2:45 PM: Poster browsing and networking (refreshments provided)
  • 2:45-3:00 PM: Group photograph and closing comments by CaRES program faculty, staff, and students
  • 3:00 PM: Adjourn and take-down posters