CaRES Summer 2021 Welcome, Orientation, Meet-and-Greet Session, Seminars, and Poster Session

In summer 2021, CaRES students are required to participate in these events.  Please contact Program Director Dr. Peter Smith if you have any questions or concerns.

Welcome:  CaRES Program Director Dr. John Waterbor ( will contact each student during his or her first week in CaRES, to say hello, answer questions, and offer guidance on any issues of concern.  Contact will be by email, phone, or text message.  CaRES students may reach out to Dr. Waterbor at any time by email, or by phone or text at 205-617-0293. 

Orientation:  there will be no formal orientation session.  Please read and study the documents listed in the drop-down menu of the Orientation for New Interns tab on the CaRES website Cancer Research Experiences for Students (CaRES) ( and contact Dr. Waterbor or Dr. Smith with your questions. 

Please see the master schedule below.  All sessions will be held via Zoom and all are on Thursday afternoons.  Each week, please remind your preceptor that you are required to participate in the Thursday afternoon sessions.  Instructions for participating via Zoom will be sent to you later. 

Thursday, June 10

3:00 – 4:30 pm                   Virtual Meet and Greet Session

                                          CaRES Students, Staff, and Faculty introduce themselves

Thursday, June 17

3:00 – 3:50 pm                   John W. Waterbor, MD, (

                                            Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology

                                            UAB School of Public Health

                                           “Cancer Epidemiology and Control: An Overview”

4:00 – 4:50 pm                   Fred Goldman, M (

                                          Professor, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

                                          UAB School of Medicine

                                          “My Story as a Cancer Researcher”

Thursday, June 24

3:00 – 4:50 pm                 Dorothy Ogdon, MSIS, MBA (

                                          Associate Professor

                                          UAB Libraries

                                          “Data Visualization and Effective Poster Presentations”

Thursday, July 1

3:00 – 3:50 pm                 John Hartman, MD (

                                         Associate Professor, Department of Genetics

                                         UAB School of Medicine

                                         “My Story as a Cancer Researcher”

4:00 – 4:50 pm                   Wendy Demark-Wahnefried, PhD, RD (

Professor and Webb Endowed Chair of Nutrition Sciences, Department of Nutrition Sciences

UAB School of Health Professions

“My Story as a Cancer Researcher”

Thursday, July 8

3:00 – 3:50 pm                   Elizabeth Brown, PhD, MPH (

                                          Professor, Department of Pathology

                                          UAB School of Medicine

                                           “My Story as a Cancer Researcher”

4:00 – 4:50 pm                   Gabrielle Rocque, MD (

Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology & Oncology, Department of Medicine

                                          UAB School of Medicine

                                         “My Story as a Cancer Researcher”

Thursday, July 15

3:00 – 3:50 pm                   Question and Answer Session Regarding Upcoming Poster Session

Thursday, July 22

3:00 – 4:50 pm                   CaRES Poster Session (via Zoom; details available later)

We say a fond farewell to some CaRES students, whereas others will work for several more weeks. Thank you for participating in CaRES 2021!

May 18, 2021