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CRANE Superuser Training

The next round of Superuser training is scheduled for the first 8-week session in Summer 2020 (May 18-July 10, 2020).  It will run on Wednesdays from 4:00pm-6:00pm.  If you are interested in becoming a Superuser or would like to know if your department has a Superuser, please contact Jerrod Anzalone.

first cohort of CRANE Super User trainees.

Bret Gardner receives Trainee Scholarship and presents at the Annual PCORI Meeting

Bret Gardner recently received a Trainee Scholarship to attend the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Annual Meeting held in National Harbor, MD from Nov. 17-19th.  PCORI seeks to provide high-quality evidence to inform clinical decisions.  The Institute encourages and funds research to facilitate patient-centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research, joining researchers and patient stakeholders in developing and answering meaningful questions.  More than 1,000 members of the healthcare community, including physicians, researchers, patients, family caregivers, and patient advocates, attended this conference focused on “Changing the Conversation about  Health Research”.  As a scholarship recipient, Bret was able to attend a pre-conference training session as well as present research at a poster session during the conference. 

Bret Gardner Poster Presentation

UNMC is part of the National Patient-Centered Clinical Research network (PCORnet), a PCORI funded project to facilitate pragmatic trials and comparative effective research.  Dr. James C. McClay, MD, MS is the PI at UNMC for this project as well as the co-PI for the Greater Plains Collaborative (GPC) UNMC is a part of.

Valeriya Kettelhut selected as ONC IT Health Fellow

Valeriya V. Kettelhut, MD, PhD, MPH., was recently selected as an ONC IT Health Fellow by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Nebraska Medicine. ONC Health IT Fellows are a unique group sharing extraordinary insight with their peers, ONC, and the greater public to foster the advancement of health information technology.
Valeriya Kettelhut, MD, PhD, MPH

$20 million research grant is largest ever for UNMC

- UNMC Newsroom, October 24, 2016


Dr. McClay to receive New Investigator Award

- UNMC Newsroom, January 26, 2016


Dr. Guda brings cross-disciplinary skills to new research role

- UNMC Newsroom, January 11, 2016


Valeriya Kettelhut, MD, PhD, was recognized as a new inventor during the UNMC Innovation Week, 2015.

Dr. Kettelhut developed a system for tactical biosurveillance of resistant infections in hospital settings. The Tactical Biosurveillance, or TBios, is a system that alerts users about high-risk situations and environments by mapping infection transmission risk factors on a site-specific floorplan. With little more than a glance, user interface helps facility personnel identify high-risk areas, patients, staff, or even rooms. The interface can even help them understand which workers might be at the higher risk of exposure to resistant infections and become potential spreaders of an infection. TBioS may play an important role during crisis management to ensure the agility of the crisis response.

Valeriya V. Kettelhut

Overall, Valeriya’s research interest focuses on transcribing clinical, spatial, temporal, and socialdata into visualizations to provide effective cognitive support for decision-making.

Electronic health records can aid clinical research

- UNMC Newsroom, December 11, 2014

Electronic health records can aid clinical research

Researchers to tackle barriers of electronic health records with $2.5 grant

- UNMC Newsroom November 18, 2014

John R. Windle, MD

Research data now flies at higher speeds

- UNMC Newsroom June 3, 2014

Research data now flies at higher speeds

Demand grows for bioinformatic gurus

- UNMC Newsroom January 15, 2014

Demand grows for bioinformatic gurus