University of Nebraska Medical Center

Pediatric Academic Workshops

Pediatric Academic Workshops are joint events, sponsored by the Child Health Research Institute and the UNMC Department of Pediatrics, designed to introduce new skills to researchers and educators. 

Join us at Children's Nebraska for a day-long exploration of the grant process with experts in the field. This will be a great in-person opportunity to improve your skills in and understanding of creating a successful funding appeal.

Friday, March 22

9:15-10 Keynote: Karen Gould, PhD, Professor & Vice Chair for Faculty Development - "Grantsmanship Basics: Prepare Yourself to be Funded" 

10-10:30 Matthew Sandbulte, PhD, Grant & Scientific Writer - "Propose a Strong Data Management and Sharing Plan: Why and How"

10:30-11 Carol Geary, PhD, MBA, RN, Assistant Professor - "Data and Research Network Opportunities at UNMC"  

11-12:00 Teresa (Teri) Hartman, MLS, Professor and Head of Education, McGoogan Health Science Library - "The Power of Citation Management: Boosting Your Productivity"       

*Hands-on Zotero and EndNote 20 sessions will be facilitated. Zotero is free and available to everyone. Attendees should set up a Zotero account before the session using the instructions here: https://unmc.libguides.com/zotero. If EndNote is the goal, UNMC-affiliated participants should request their software before the session: at https://unmc.libguides.com/endnote

12:00-1:00 Lunch & Mock Review from CHRI Grant Review Committee

1:00-1:30 Panel Discussion with CHRI Grant Review Committee

1:30-3:00 Peer Consulting Sessions

- Matthew Sandbulte, PhD, Grant & Scientific Writer

- Valarie Warner, Finance and Grants Coordinator, CHRI Administration

- Caitlin Ray, Grants Writer/Administration Coordinator, College of Public Health Child Health 

2:30-3:30 Social & Networking Hour


Please reach out to chri@unmc.edu with any questions.



Writing Submission Process

The Pediatric Academic Workshop wants to help attendees start and/or polish important grant documents! We have invited some of our grant writing and coordinating experts to provide consulting sessions during the afternoon on the day of the workshop on March 22. To provide dedicated feedback, we are inviting our attendees to pre-submit any document they would like reviewed or plan to bring your work the day of the workshop. 

The submission process is easy:

  1. Register for the PAWS workshop (see link below)
  2. Send chri@unmc.edu a copy of the document(s) you would like reviewed with subject line “PAWS2024” or plan to bring it the day of the workshop

 Examples of documents you can submit :

  • NIH Biosketch
  • Other Support
  • Specific Aims
  • Facilities & Resources
  • Equipment
  • Letter of Support
  • Data Management & Sharing Plan
  • Budget Justification
  • Career development plan (from NIH K or similar non-NIH opportunities)
  • Project Abstract
  • Other potential submissions include: Organizational Charts, Position Descriptions, Logic Models, Lay Summary, Letters of Commitment, Work Plan

Planning Committee

Assistant Professor, Division of Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Dr. Ashley Deschamp

Chief, Division of Nephrology
Professor, Division of Nephrology
Chair of Promotion and Tenure, College of Medicine

Teri Mauch, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Division of Hospital Medicine
Assistant Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Aleisha Nabower, MD

Associate Professor, Division of Neonatology

Eric Peeples, MD, PhD

Carol Remmer Angle, MD, Presidential Chair of Pediatrics
Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UNMC College of Medicine
Associate Dean for Pediatric Affairs, College of Medicine
Professor, Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases


Kari A. Simonsen, MD, MBA

Associate Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases

Gwenn L. Skar, MD