The Center will encompass clinical and basic science departments within various colleges at UNMC including departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular and Integrative Physiology, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics. Faculty members from the Colleges of Allied Health Professions, Public Health and Nursing will participate in the Center. Additionally, faculty from the Buffett Cancer Center, VA Medical Center and University of Nebraska campuses at Lincoln and Omaha will be a part of the Center.
The Center will engage its members by hosting monthly meetings and seminars, developing requests for applications (RFAs) for pilot projects, and participating in the development and review of grant applications. We plan to issue RFAs that involve cross-campus and basic-clinical science projects to foster interactions and develop new collaborations.
Collaborations with Higher Education Institutions External to the University
A number of ongoing collaborations include: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Kansas University Medical Center, University of Colorado, Colorado State University, Wichita State University, University at Albany, Eastern Virginia Medical School, and Huazhong Agricultural University and Nanjing University, China. We have active collaborations with these institutions and the development of the Center will further solidify these interactions as we expect to cross-train junior investigators from these institutions. We also have an ongoing collaboration with Dr. James Dias, Vice President for Research, University at Albany on an NIH grant that will be resubmitted in March 2021.