Registration open for scientific meeting, research retreat

October 05, 2021

Registration is open for the Great Plains IDeA-CTR Fifth Annual Scientific Meeting and UNMC College of Medicine Campus Research Retreat on Wednesday and Thursday.

Registration for the virtual event is free and open to the public. The meeting and the research retreat are open to all UNMC faculty, staff and students interested in translational research.

The event will feature presentations on:

  • Innovative statistical approaches as applied to assess early-life experiences and their impact on future mental health
  • The concept of "Good Data," the broad variety of data in health care, the conversion of information to data, native- vs boundary-based data interoperability, approaches of professional societies, drawbacks of registries and transformation of health care toward a "liquid data" state
  • Bringing people together across disciplines to create new approaches
  • Creating engineering innovators
  • UNMC faculty research talks
  • The Nebraska Drug Discovery and Development Pipeline
  • A "Bedsite-to-Bench" approach to high-risk squamous cell carcinoma

The event once again will feature the CTR Superstar competition. The goal of this competition is to raise awareness of clinical and translational research conducted by promising scholars who are developing innovative tools and methods for medical research. The winning investigator/team will receive a $20,000 pilot grant award to catalyze cutting-edge research that may translate to a sustainable product or a larger federal grant. Contenders will present their work to a panel of experts.

The Annual Scientific Meeting brings together scientific investigators (spanning basic, translational and clinical work), university or collegiate educators, administrators, health care professionals (e.g., physicians, advanced practice providers and nurses), public health experts, and many more.

See more about meeting presenters and judges. For questions, contact Amanda Fletcher.