Celebrating Research & Innovation

The Vice Chancellor for Research has teamed with UNeMed, UNeHealth, McGoogan Library, Faculty Development, the Academy of Interprofessional Educators, and Nebraska Medicine to celebrate the achievements of our Inventors and Researchers with an exciting month of activities.

Seminars and workshops are planned on a variety of topics of interest to faculty, staff, and students.

Keynote Presentations

The Art of the Elevator Pitch: Promoting Your Research.  Tuesday, October 9th, 9A, FPBCC 0.12.103.  Registration required, register here.

Small Animal Imaging Facilities Open House.  Wednesday, October 10th, FPBCC, registration required, register here

Reading with a Researcher: Steve Caplan, PhD.  Thursday, October 11th, WHM 

Strategies for Subject Recruitment in Clinical Research.  Tuesday, October 23rd, 11:30A, ESH 3010

Grant Writing Bootcamp.  Friday, October 26th, 8:30A, MSC 1005. Registration required, register here.

National/Regional Symposiums

Details on the following National or Regional Symposiums can be found in the detailed descriptions in the schedule of events below, including registrations and linked agendas.

 Schedule of Events

  Click on the toggles below to display the week's events or download the Schedule of Events flyer here.  If you have questions regarding any of the presentations please contact UNMC Research (email or 402-559-7649)

Week One: October 1st - 5th  
Date/Time Place Description
10/1, All Day Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capital District

"Midwest Drug Development Conference"
Top decision makers from the world’s leading pharmaceutical and medical manufacturing companies will gather for a look at the most promising discoveries and innovations from the best university drug development researchers in the Midwest. Registration is required, register here.
10/2, All Day MSC Truhlsen Events Center

"Cardiovascular Research Symposium"
With a wide range of talks on every aspect of cardiovascular physiology presented by the renowned American Journal of Physiology’s Heart and Circulatory Editors, this cutting-edge cardiovascular conference is a "must-attend" meeting! Registration is required, register here.

Week Two: October 8th - 12th  
Date/Time Location Description
10/9, 9 - 11A FPBCC 0.12.103

"Promoting Your Science, the Art of the Elevator Pitch" 
Jennifer Larsen, MD will present tips for preparing a 30 second, 1 minute, and 5 minute summary when talking to the public.  This session will include time for personal preparation and practice delivery.  Registration is required, register here.
10/9, noon - 1P PDD 1002 "Lessons Learned from Developing Scholarship in Education Research" In lieu of the regular October Quarterly meeting the Academy will hear personal stories and tips on developing education research from Dr. Kim Schenarts and Dr. PJ Schenarts. Come hear about some of their favorite articles and how they were developed. Bring your questions-we look forward to seeing you there.  Sponsored by the Academy of Interprofessional Educators.
10/10, All day MSC Truhlsen Events Center "Annual GP-IDeA-CTR Scientific Meeting"
Day one of this program, which will highlight presentations on clinical and translational research and resources, team science, community engagement activities, a mock study review panel and more! To register or for additional information click here.  Download the agenda here.
10/10, 8A - 1P DRC Atrium

"Vendor Fair: Fisher Scientific Show"
Meet the manufacturers of scientific supplies and equipment distributed through Thermo/Fisher at this vendor event, as well as have the chance to meet with representatives from various UNMC core facilities.
10/10, 1 - 4P FPBCC Main Entrance

 “Small Animal Imaging Facilities Open House” 
To celebrate the establishment of the Small Animal Bio-imaging Center, join the Comparative Medicine staff on a tour of the facility to see what capabilities and technology this new center has to offer for your research! Tour groups will form near the main entrance to the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, where staff will escort groups to the facility to begin the tour. Registration required. Register here.

10/11, All day MSC Truhlsen Events Center

"Annual GP-IDeA-CTR Scientific Meeting"
Day one of this program, which will highlight presentations on clinical and translational research and resources, team science, community engagement activities, a mock study review panel and more! To register or for additional information click here.  Download the agenda here.

10/11, 9-10:30A MSC Truhlsen Events Center

"Clinical Translational Research Poster & Networking Session" 
Join the GP-IDeA-CTR research Scholars and Pilot Grant awardees as they share their research projects, and learn about the various clinical research resources available throughout the region.

Week three: October 15th - 19th  
Date/Time Location Description
10/15, 10 - 11A DRC 1002 "Data Visualization: Tools to Make Your Research Shine"
Learn why a polished presentation of your research data matters, how to prepare your data for publication, and how to use DIY tools to get the “polish” that highlights your work. This presentation goes behind the scenes with the Lab Rat Design Team. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine. Streaming Available.
10/15, 11 - noon MSC 2018 "NHANES Data: Treasure Trove for Biomedical Research" 
presented by Robert Hoyt, MD, FACP, Adjunct Associate Professor UNMC College of Allied Health Professions. Clinical research mandates that data is easy to obtain, is realistic and easy to mine. Dr. Hoyt discusses the multiple advantages of using National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) data. He will focus on a recent compilation of 4 data periods that resulted in 41,000 patients and 1100 attributes. He will discuss the three ways that this data can be accessed: Data Dryad, Harvard Data Explorer and Data World. The emphasis will be on real-world data analytics on real data.  Sponsored by the College of Allied Health Professions
10/16, 11A - 1P Student Center in Howard Hall, Clarkson College

"CRISC Research Event" 
The Clinical Research, Inquiry & Scholarship Committee (CRISC) Research Event showcases clinical research projects from all disciplines and includes clinical enterprise scholars from Clarkson College, Nebraska Medicine, and UNMC.
10/16, noon - 1P ESH 3010

"BRCA1: A Personal Perspective"
We’ve all heard the story of Angelina Jolie and her surprising decision to have a preventive double mastectomy, and recent advances in genetic testing have made this scenario more common, even here at UNMC. Join Rick Blum, of the Department of Ob/Gyn, and his wife and daughters, as they share their journey to raise awareness and reduce the stigma of cancer-preventing surgery. Dr. Jennifer Griffin (Ob/Gyn) will also discuss the indications for genetic counseling and the impact it has on families. Sponsored by the Olson Center for Women’s Health. Seating is limited; please pre-register by calling the Olson Center at (402) 559-6345 or by emailing Lana Molczyk (ljmolczy@unmc.edu).

10/17, Noon - 1P MSC 2010 "Systematic Reviews 101" 
Join Christian Minter, MSLIS, and Emily Glenn, MSLS, to get a jump-start on the basics of organizing your approach and using tools for systematic reviews. By the end of this session, participants will be able to describe the systematic review process and locate resources to support the completion of a systematic review. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.
10/17, Noon - 1P  MSC 2014 "Research Nebraska: Enhancing Research Collaboration" 
Farah Karimi, MISS, Information Systems Specialist with Elsevier, will demonstrate new features in PURE, the Research Nebraska collaboration tool.  This session will focus on Allied Health Professions although all faculty members are welcome to participate. Faculty participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along as Karimi demonstrates how to refine your profile to identify funding opportunities, add missing publications, and increase your visibility to students and collaborators using altmetrics. 

You must have received a login and password prior to the event in order to login to the PURE profile enhancement and funding modules.  Please  contact Linda Wilkie in the VCR Office for assistance (email or 402-559-7649)

10/17, 2 - 3P DRC 1006 "PURE Profile Refinement: Administrators Workshop" 
Farah Karimi, MISS, Information Systems Specialist with Elsevier, will lead participants through the administrative functions available for modifying faculty profiles, receiving funding opportunities, adding publications and creating unit specific reports.  Contact Linda Wilkie to register for this event (email or 402-559-7649)
10/17, 5 - 7P MSC Truhlsen Event Center "GME Research Conference"
The first annual Graduate Medical Education research meeting will include poster presentations by UNMC residents and fellows on their research, conducted in areas such as patient safety/quality improvement, education, clinical outcomes, health policy, basic science, business aspects of health care, or global health. Food and drink provided.
10/17, 7P The Slowdown, 729 N 14th Street "Omaha Science Café: Domestic Violence" 
Science Cafeés involve a face-to-face conversation with scientists and others in the community about current topics. The topic of this month’s cafeé will be on domestic violence, with this presentation given in partnership with the Women’s Center for Advancement, the designated direct service provider for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Douglas County. They are dedicated to helping clients stay safe and grow strong by addressing both their immediate safety needs and their long-term self-sufficiency. Pizza will be provided to the first 50 people.
10/18, 10 - 11A BTH 2020

"Research Nebraska: Enhancing Research Collaboration" 
Farah Karimi, MISS, Information Systems Specialist with Elsevier, will demonstrate new features in PURE, the Research Nebraska collaboration tool.  Faculty participants are encouraged to bring a laptop to follow along as Karimi demonstrates how to refine your profile to identify funding opportunities, add missing publications, and increase your visibility to students and collaborators using altmetrics. 

You must have received a login and password prior to the event in order to login to the PURE profile enhancement and funding modules.  Please contact Linda Wilkie in the VCR Office for assistance (email or 402-559-7649)

10/18, 1 - 2P DRC 1005 "PURE Profile Refinement: Administrators Workshop" 
Farah Karimi, MISS, Information Systems Specialist with Elsevier, will lead participants through the administrative functions available for modifying faculty profiles, receiving funding opportunities, adding publications and creating unit specific reports. Contact Linda Wilkie to register for this event (email or 402-559-7649)
Week Four: October 22nd - 26th  
Date/Time Location Description
10/22, 9 - 11A Durham Research Center Atrium

"UNeMed Innovation Kick-Off"
The event is open to everyone who wants to meet with UNeMed staff, grab some freebies—including a UNeMed T-shirt—and a cup of coffee or a smoothie.

10/23, All Day Webinar Online "NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Colloquium"
Day one of a two-day joint colloquium between the Chronic HIV and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center and the Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research (NCSAR). The goal of this event is to bring together leaders in the fields to discuss emerging topics, foster new ideas and collaborations, and educate new and established investigators. Offered as a free webinar, register here.
10/23, 11:30A - 1P ESH 3010 "Strategies for Subject Recruitment in Clinical Research"
This special session of the Quarterly Clinical Research Coordinators meeting will discuss the clinical research subject recruitment goals for the campus, the IRB requirements regarding recruitment efforts, as well as give strategies for success by highlighting what recruitment options are currently available.
10/23, 4P - 5P UNO, 230 Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center  "Interdisciplinary Collaboration & Community Engaged Research" 
Lessons learned working in and across disciplinary boundaries, a discussion of medical humanities research lead by Stacey Springs, PhD. Dr. Springs is an AHRQ K12 Scholar in Comparative Effectiveness and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health and an Investigator in the Department of Health Services, Policy & Practice at Brown University School of Public Health. She also serves as an Engaged Scholars Faculty Fellow in the Swearer Center for Public Service at Brown University and completed a fellowship in Bioethics at Harvard Medical School.  Her work focuses on the evidence based practice in newborn medicine and pediatric pain management, shared decision making and the maternal/infant dyad and the ethical implications of exceptionalizing research vulnerable populations. More information here.
10/24, All Day Webinar Online "NeuroHIV Emerging Issues and Substance Abuse Colloquium"
Day two of a two-day joint colloquium between the Chronic HIV and Aging in NeuroAIDS (CHAIN) Center and the Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research (NCSAR). The goal of this event is to bring together leaders in the fields to discuss emerging topics, foster new ideas and collaborations, and educate new and established investigators. Offered as a free webinar, register here.
10/25, POSTPONED  

POSTPONED! "Evaluating Behavioral Phenotypes in Mouse Models of Autism"

This seminar has been postponed until December, please contact the Director of Research Resources if you would like to receive an email reminder when it has been rescheduled.

Jacqueline Crawley, PhD, Endowed Chair and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California Davis School of Medicine, will present a seminar on animal behavior research and how she uses these methods for her research into Autism.

10/26, 8:30A - 11:30A MSC 1005 "Grant Writing Bootcamp"
Jennifer Larsen, MD, Howard Fox, MD, PhD, and Bethany DeCarolis will reprise this popular series that will give attendees a broad overview and the basics of grant writing, with a focus on helping early investigators who are just beginning to apply for federal funding.  Registration is required, register here.
10/26, 11A - noon WHM 8011 "Leveraging your Rights for Greater Impact"
Learn about open access within the scholarly community and how to leverage your rights as an author. Join Kevin Smith, MA, MS, JD, University of Kansas Dean of Libraries, as he discusses strategies you can use to share your research with the world. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine.
10/26, 2 - 3P DRC 1002 "Working into the Pharmaceutical Industry – can the dark side be bright for you?"
This seminar, sponsored by UNeMed, will be presented by Prabhavathi Fernandes, PhD, chair of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Preparedness and Response Science Board. She has many years of experience working with pharmaceutical companies and will discuss how researchers can tap this industry to further their research.
10/26, 5P MSC Linder Reading Room UNeMed’s 3D Printing Invent-a-Thon Presentations" 
The final presentations by those who participated in the multi-day “Invent-a-Thon,” which invites teams of high school students to design and 3D print a solution to a real-world healthcare problem. Prizes will be awarded to the winning team, with a reception to follow.
Week five: October 29th - 31st  
Date/Time Location Description
10/29, noon - 1P MSC 2014 "Authorship and Your Presence on the Web" 
Join Teri Hartman, MLS, and Christian Minter, MSLIS, as they show you how to use publisher tools and social media to maximize the impact of your scholarly research. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine
10/30, 11A - 12P DRC 1002 "How's Your Amygdala Today?  Putting the Science of Stress Management to Work in our Daily Lives" 
Stephen Wengel, MD, Professor, Psychiatry/Assistant Vice Chancellor for UNO/UNMC Campus Wellness and Jonathon Sikorski, PhD Assistant Professor Psychiatry/Director of Wellness Education COM will present tools for dealing with stress for the research community.  Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research all members of the campus community are welcome  to attend.  Bring your lunch and enjoy!