Research Resources

From Bench to Bedside

Translating bench science to the bedside requires teams of scientists and clinicians armed with the resources to move ideas into reality. 

There are UNMC resources and navigators available to guide you every step of the way. 

Planning Your Project +
Planning Your Project Contact
Grant Applications Sponsored Programs Administration
Crystal Miller, 402-559-6399
Contract Negotiation Sponsored Programs Administration
Karla Klaus, 402-559-7456 
IRB Application Questions
IRB Application Assistance
Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Jennifer Kucera, MS, 402-559-6119
Registering your Study on

Gail Paulsen, RN, 402-559-3853

Medicare Qualifying Analysis

Clinical Research Center
Katie Penas, MHA, CNMT, RT(N)

Budgeting & Use of EPIC's Price Inquiry

Clinical Research Center
Courtney Kennedy, RN, ACPN, 402-552-2983
Biostatistics Consultation, Sample Size Analysis Center for Collaboration on Research Design & Analysis (CCORDA)
Jane Meza, PhD, 402-559-6825
Clinical Database Tool
(REDCap, Research Electronic Data Capture)

Ashok Mudgapalli, PhD 

Feasibility using Electronic Health Records Electronic Health Record Research Core
Purnima Guda, PhD,  402-559-3845
Systematic Review McGoogan Library
Find a Collaborator SciVal Experts
Linda Wilkie, 402-559-7649
Funding Your Project +
 Funding Your Project  
SciVal Funding
a searchable catalog of open funding opportunities
Accessible from any UNMC workstation
Linda Wilkie, 402-559-7649
UNMC Internal Funding Opportunities  Linda Wilkie, 402-559-7649
Clinical & Translational Research Support Fund LuAnn Larson, RN, BSN, CCRP, 402-559-7685 
Edna Ittner Pediatric Research Support Fund Sponsored Programs Administration
Amy Carson,  402-559-2174
UNMC Bridge Funding Program Ken Bayles, PhD, 402-559-4945 
Core Facility User Grant Program Paula Turpen, PhD, 402-559-6162 
Commercialization Services for Inventions UNeMed
Steve Schreiner, PhD, 402-559-2176
Subject Recruitment +
 Subject Recruitment  Contact
Minority Community Collaboration and Recruitment Center for Reducing Health Disparities
Dejun Su, PhD, Director CRHD
402-559-9660; email:
Northern Plains Tribal Epidemiology Center  Corey Smith, PhD, MA  605-721-1922 ext 161
Posting Your Study on UNMC Clinical Trials Database LuAnn Larson, RN, BSN, CCRP, 402-559-7685 
Translation Services - no charge TNMC Interpretive Services
Translation of Research Related Documents - fee for service Center for Reducing Health Disparities Translation Service 
Athena Ramos, MS, CPM,  402-559-2095
Disease Specific Registries UNMC Biobanks and Disease Specific Registries 
Networks, Databases, and Centers +
Networks Contact
Nebraska Lymphoma Study Group (NLSG)
Collaborative Network of Clinicians and Pathologists from UNMC and Primary Health Clinics throughout Nebraska and the Midlands 
Julie Vose, MD   402-559-3848
Practice Based Research Network for Primary Care Physicians
Jenenne Geske, PhD  402-559-6758
Rheumatoid Arthritis Investigational Network
James O'Dell, MD, Director 
RAIN Database PI: Kaleb Michaud, PhD  402-559-7239
RAIN Database Coordinator:  Debra Bergman  402-559-8846 
Rural Health Education Network (RHEN) Patrik Johansson, MD, MPH
Centers  Contact
Nebraska Center for Rural Health Research  Li-Wu Chen, PhD
(Behavioral Health Education Center of Nebraska)
Howard Liu, MD
Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)  Risto Rautiainen, PhD
Center for Reducing Health Disparities  Dejun Su, PhD
Healthy Heart Center  Lani Zimmerman, RN, PhD
Nebraska Area Health Education Centers (AHEC)  Michael Sitorius, MD
 Databases Contact 
Health Professions Tracking Service  COPH, Health Services Research & Administration 
Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII) 
Secure, online, web-based Health Information Exchange serving the state of Nebraska
Clinical Service and Technology Cores +
 Clinical Research Services  
Research Nursing Services
Clinical Coordinators
Clinical Research Center 
LuAnn Larson, RN, BSN, CCRP,  402-559-7685 
Clinical Research Laboratory Clinical Research Center
Claudia Borgeson,  402-559-5086  
Investigational Drugs & Placebos (for human subject use) Research Pharmacy
Jon Beck, PharmD,  402-559-5255
Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacogenomics Keith Olsen, PharmD, 
De-identified Serum, Plasma, DNA Samples The Nebraska Biobank 
Tissue Biorepository Tissue Procurement & Storage Facility
Julia Bridge, MD, 402-559-5733
Clinical pathology services TNMC Clinical Pathology Laboratory 
Molecular Diagnostics/Tissue Typing Department of Pathology Laboratory Services
James Wisecarver, MD, PhD,  402-559-4618
Human Tissue Pathology, Digital Imaging, Slide Scanning, Automated Immunohistochemistry and Specialized Histology  Tissue Sciences Facility 
Human Genetics Testing MMI Human Genetics Laboratory 
Form to Request Research Services
GMP Facility Biologics Production Facility
Phyllis Warkentin, MD,  402-559-6781 
Surveys, concept development, methods, design, data collection/processing, data analysis Survey Research Center 
Larry Ardelt, PhD  402-332-6410
Accelerometers and other Distance Health Research Tools Rural Technology Core
Lani Zimmerman, PhD  402-472-3847
 Resource Toolkit  Contact
Accessing Radiologic Images for Research Studies

Katie Penas, MHA, CNMT, RT(N)

Mike Priebe
Lead System Consultant, Radiology

Research Core Facilities
Instrument Scheduling (RSS Core Management System)

Paula Turpen, PhD, 402-559-6162
Linda Wilkie, 402-559-7649

Telehealth consultations & support
specialized, secure, interactive video and audio transmission available between healthcare facilities.  Includes Tele-Emergency, Tele-Pharmacy with communication with over 100 hospitals, public health department and mental health clinics

Dan Moser, PhD, 402-559-5684
Max Thacker,  402-559-7438

Clinical Translational Resource Contacts

Clinical Public Health Translational
LuAnn Larson, RN, BSN, CCRP
Clinical Research Center
Jane Meza, PhD
Center for Collaboration on Research Design & Analysis
Paula Turpen, PhD
Research Resources

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