CardiOmics Program

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The CHVR’s CardiOmics Program develops and applies advanced mass spectrometry technologies
to enable deeper understanding of mechanisms of injury and disease, provide better diagnostic and prognostic tools, and promote the translation of basic research into improved clinical cardiovascular care.


Our Mission:
To catalyze state-of-the-art interdisciplinary cardiovascular research, foster technology development, provide education regarding the applications of mass spectrometry in modern cardiovascular research, and drive the generation of new knowledge that will impact cardiovascular medicine and patient care.

Operational Model:
The Program operates as a collaborative model where we work together with Investigators in the CHVR and across UNMC. We contribute scientific input to the design, execution, and analysis of all projects we engage in to ensure that the approaches best suited to each individual project are developed and implemented. For those who are interested in routine mass spectrometry services, we refer you to the UNMC Mass Spectrometry and Proteomics Core Facility.

How to Begin:
In keeping with the CardiOmics Program’s mission to collaborate with the greater CVHR and UNMC community, we encourage inquiries concerning potential collaborations.

To initiate a collaboration:

  1. Contact Dr. Rebekah Gundry (Program Director) to discuss potential collaborations. During the first meeting we will discuss the science. This meeting is meant to be an open scientific exchange to review background, existing data, discuss experimental strategies, and determine if the collaboration is of mutual interest and if there is a mechanism in place to cover the costs.
  2. If there is mutual interest to move forward with a project, a scientist in the Program will be assigned to manage the project. 
    1. The Collaborator will be invited to complete the CardiOmics Project Description Form (online) and submit to the Program for review.
    2. Together, we will define the scope of the project and develop an experimental strategy. This step may require weeks to months and multiple meetings between the Investigator and Program scientists.
    3. The Program scientist will provide a Collaboration Agreement Form and a Financial Agreement Form to the Collaborator for approval.
  3. Once the scientific and financial plans are mutually agreed upon, the Program will send the Financial Agreement Form to Cindy Norton, Financial Administrator, CardiOmics Program. All projects must be funded before any work can begin. Specifically, salary support for the Program scientist must be in place and consumables for the project must be purchased and delivered to the Program laboratory.

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