2016 Schedule of Events

The Vice Chancellor for Research has teamed with UNeMed, Alumni Affairs, 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.  Click the links below to see the activities planned throughout the month.  A selection of the seminars will be live-streamed and recorded for our colleagues who may not be able to join us.  Note: The stream does not become live until 15 minutes prior to the event start.  If you have technical issues, contact the ITS Video Operations Center at 402-559-8090.

Week One: October 1st - 8th  
Date/Time Place Description
10/1, 8 AM - Noon MSC 2010 Effective Communication in the Sciences Workshop
A half-day skills seminar with presenter Paul Casella, MFA.
Registration is required.
10/3, 9 - 11 AM DRC Atrium

Innovation Week Kick-off
An open house to kick off the events.

10/4, Noon - 1 PM DRC 1002

3D Printing in Healthcare Panel
An expert panel will discuss the coming 3D printing revolution and all that might be possible in the biomedical realm. Co-sponsors are the UNMC 3D Makers Club and the McGoogan Library of Medicine.

10/5, 10:30 AM - 1 PM UNO Campus Biomechanics Center Tour
Learn about the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s cutting-edge research with a tour of UNO’s world-class biomechanics laboratories. Located on the UNO campus in their Biomechanics Research Facility.
10/5, 4 - 6 PM MSC 3001

Technology Demonstration Day
Several short presentations that describe UNMC breakthroughs and inventions in terms that everyone will understand. Followed by a short reception to mix and mingle with inventors, industry executives, investors, faculty and others.

10/6, 8 - 9:30 AM Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center NU Connections: Connecting Disciplines Through the University-wide Institutes
Opening remarks will provide context and insight into the development of the four NU interdisciplinary institutes and overall vision for their futures. The executive directors will describe more specifically each institute's desire to cross academic disciplines, how they engage with faculty, and their ideas for the future. 
10/6, Noon - 1 PM ESH 3010 John S Latta Lecture 
Catherine Lucey, MD is the featured speaker for the 31st Annual Latta Lecture. She will present a lecture titled "21st Century Faculty: New Skills, New Roles, and New Responsibilities."
10/6, 1 - 5 PM MSC 1012 iEXCEL Demonstration
Enter the advanced world of cutting edge medical training, education and simulation. Touch, feel and experience the future with an open house that gets your hands on the most advanced and sophisticated medical training tools in the world.
10/6, 4 - 6 PM DRC 1002 Innovation Awards
Honoring the innovation and research developed at UNMC, the“Innovator of the Year” and “Most Promising New Invention” awards will be presented. New inventions, patents, and licenses recognized.
10/7, 1:30 - 2:30 PM Sorrell Center Visualization Hub Tours
Check out posters from UNMC student researchers and the iEXCEL visualization hub. Sponsored by Alumni Affairs.
10/7, 1:30 - 2:30 PM Sorrell Atrium Student Poster Session
10/8, 1 - 5 PM Creighton University Harper Center TEDx Omaha 
"The Great Experiment"  UNMC Researchers, Drs. Ali Khan and Michael Green are featured presenters for the 2016 TEDx Omaha lecture series.  Visit the event website for details, to register, and to purchase tickets ($30).
Week Two: October 9th - 15th  
Date/Time Location Description
10/11, 10 - 11 AM DRC 1002

The Nine Parts of Speech in 60 Minutes 
Adrian Koesters, PhD, Editorial Specialist, UNMC Research Editorial Office will present a writing session on how common language conventions can be converted into research language suitable for a scientific audience.

10/12, 11 - 11:50 AM DRC 1002

Exploring Collaborations with PURE 
A look at how PURE and "Research Nebraska" can be used to connect mentors to mentees, put together a cross-disciplinary team, and find funding opportunities.  This seminar is geared towards faculty, students, and research staff and will describe how profiles are created, what influences an individual profile and how to use the tool across Research Nebraska.

10/12, 2 -2:50 PM DRC 1002

ADIS and PURE, What's the Difference? 
This seminar is geared towards administrators and will explore how PURE profiles interact with ADIS.

10/13, 8 AM - 6:30 PM UNO Thompson Alumni Center

Symposium on Biomechanics
Open to all, the conference is free however registration is required.  In addition to the program sessions there will be a poster session, all university students and faculty are invited to present posters, poster registrations are due by October 5th.

UNMC Associate Professor of Neurosciences and Director of the Center for Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Tony Wilson, PhD will present the 3:30 PM session: 'Oscillatory Dynamics of Human Motor Control"

10/13, 9 AM - 7 PM McGoogan Library

McGoogan Library Publishing Seminars 
An inside look at the publishing process from those who know it best - the publishers and editors.

9 - 10 AM: Overview of the Book Publishing Process
Discover the lesser known opportunities that publishing a book can offer to both your scientific community and career.

11 AM - 1 PM: Introduction to Scholarly Publishing
An overview of the scholarly publishing process, including best practices to get a paper published.

2 - 3 PM: Trends & Issues within Scholarly Publishing
An overview of the scholarly publishing landscape including an examination of several associated topics and trends affecting higher education from institutional administration to early career researchers.

5 - 7 PM: How to Get Published - For Students/Early Investigators
Knowing the best way to structure your scientific paper, identify the most appropriate journal, and understand the peer review process is critical to getting your work published.

10/13 -16 All Day Hilton Omaha International Conference on Brain Informatics & Health and the International Conference on Web Intelligence
The combined conferences will create a forum to bring the industry together to share findings and strategies in utilizing the power of human brains and man-made networks to create a better world. 
Week Three: October 16th - 22nd  
Date/Time Location Description
10/18, 11 AM - Noon MSC 1005 Use of the Electronic Health Record and the Nebraska Biobank for Research 
Purnima Guda, PhD, Director EHR Data Access Core and Linda Wilkie, Manager Nebraska Biobank will present information on how these resources can work together for pilot research studies.  Tips on requesting samples from the biobank, crafting your inclusion/exclusion criteria, and how the EHR can facilitate outcomes research projects will be covered.
10/18, 7 PM The Slowdown
729 N 14th St
Omaha, NE 68102
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Science Cafe: Using Cannabidiol to Treat Drug-Resistant Epilepsy
Join Dr. Deepak Madhavan, MD, director of the Nebraska Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, as he discusses the use of Cannabidiol Oil for patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy, as well as the upcoming clinical trial that has been authorized by Nebraska Legislative Bill 390.
Click here to go the the UNMC Science Cafe website.
10/20, Noon - 1 PM ESH 3010 Maximizing Writing, Minimizing Stress 
Travis Adams, PhD, English University of Nebraska at Omaha will present the October session of the Professional Development Lunch & Learn Series.  Sessions are open to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, lunch is available at 11:45 AM.
10/21, 10:30 AM- 2 PM  University Tower:
Private Dining Rooms
Clinical Research & Innovation Presentations
Join us for presentations and a poster session highlighting the nursing and quality improvement research projects being done by UNMC/NM employees.
Week Four: October 23rd - 29th  
Date/Time Location Description
10/24, Noon - 1 PM MSC 2018 IDeA-CTR: Opportunities for Clinical Research
UNMC has recently obtained funding to create the “Great Plains Center for Clinical Translational Research”. Learn how the IDeA-CTR aims to develop the next generation of CTR researchers, providing opportunities through scholar and pilot project grants.
10/25, 4 - 6 PM DRC II Common Area Celebrating Research 
Join us on for an ALL-CAMPUS celebration to mark UNMC’s recent achievement of surpassing $115 Million in research funding. Festivities to include nonalcoholic drinks and food, as well as brief remarks by Chancellor Gold and Vice Chancellor for Research, Jennifer Larsen. Celebrate with other researchers on campus!
10/27, Noon - 1 PM MSC 2018

REDCap: Creating a Clinical Data Repository
Learn how easy it is to use REDCap, the free online database platform, to collect, manage, analyze, and securely store your research data. Create simple online surveys or set up more complex tasks, such as collecting data for randomized clinical trials and longitudinal studies.

10/28, 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Innovation Campus Conference Center, Lincoln NU Collaboration Initiative Retreat 
Faculty interested in the System Science and Food for Health award programs will meet for pre-proposal planning and team formation.  Attendance at the retreat is required for potential PI's to be funding eligible and strongly recommended for team members (PIs/Co-PIs).