2017 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 - 7th  
Date/Time Place Description
10/3, 11A - 12P MSC 2018 "Do What You Do ... and Get Published, Too!"
One of the core requirements for promotion is scholarly writing. But how do you find the time to become a successful writer? Join us as an expert panel shares insider tips on how to turn your everyday activities into successful publications. Registration is required for CME credit and to obtain the live stream link.
10/3, Noon - 1P MSC 2018

"The Case Report: The Honest Truth About Navigating Academia as a Graduate Student or Postdoc"
Dr. Adam J. Case, former UNMC postdoc turned assistant professor, will present his unique outlook on what it takes to advance through the ranks of academia in today’s world. Any and all questions will be answered, so bring the inquiries you have always wondered about but have never asked.

10/4, 10A - 1P DRC Atrium "Fisher Scientific Show"
Meet the manufacturers of scientific supplies and equipment distributed through Thermo/Fisher at this vendor event
10/4, EVENT CANCELED DRC 1005 This event has been canceled.  We apologize for the inconvenience.
"Writing Essentials for Grants and Publications:  Back to the Basics"
Crafting a winning proposal takes more than a great idea, words matter.  Learn helpful writing tips and tools from Adrian Koesters, PhD, UNMC Research Grant Editor.  Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research
10/5, Noon - 1P DRC 1002 "How Ebola Impacted Nebraska, and Nebraska Will Impact the World: the Global Center for Health Security"
UNMC's biocontainment unit was a decade in the making before it was deployed in the Ebola epidemic.  Learn how UNMC's vision for combating the next global pandemic will be realized in the new Global Center for Health Security. Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research.
10/5, 4P - 5P DRC 1002

"Department of Defense Research Funding Opportunities: A Panel Discussion"
Wondering whether your research interests and expertise are a good fit for Department of Defense funding? In this panel discussion UNMC researchers will share their experiences and answer questions about conducting DoD-sponsored research. Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Week Two: October 8th - 14th  
Date/Time Location Description
10/9, Noon - 1P CON 2020 "Incorporating Economic Evaluation in Clinical and Translational Research" 
Fernando Wilson, PhD, Department of Health Services Research and Administration will focus on the economic evaluation process, how to prepare a CTR study to be evaluated, the difference between return and social return on investments, and more!  Sponsored by the Great Plains IDeA-CTR
10/10, 11A - 2P DRC Interaction Space "Core Facility Fair"
Representatives from UNMC, UNO, and UNL core facilities will present inform about accessing their services. Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research.
10/12, 11:30A - 1P MSC 2018  "Innovation to Dissemination Workshop:  the Secrets of Turning Your Educational Innovations into Scholarship"
It can often be difficult to translate your educational ideas into publication, particularly if you haven’t selected outcome measures which demonstrate their impact. This workshop will help you discover how to develop a research strategy to investigate the efficacy of your innovations.  Sponsored by Faculty Development.
10/13, noon - 1P MSC 1005

 “Predatory Publishing and Open Access” 
Emily Glenn, MSLS will present this session on selecting a scientific or biomedical journal for publication of research articles. The Presenter will demonstrate how to use library resources like Scopus and Journal Citation Reports along with reference checklists to evaluate journals. We will address salient characteristics of potentially predatory journals as well as core tenets of open access, often conflated with predatory publishing. Participants will review real website of potentially predatory publishers and share strategies for selecting journals in their disciplines. Sponsored by the McGoogan Library of Medicine

Week three: October 15th - 21st  
Date/Time Location Description
10/17, 11:30A - 1P CON 1010-11 "Common Rule and Information Security for the Clinical Coordinator"
Bruce Gordon, MD and Derek McCullough will present this special emphasis seminar.  Sponsored by UNeHealth and the Center for Clinical and Translational Research.
10/17, 4P - 5P DRC 1002 "Navigating the Multi-PI Grant Process" 
The new multiple PD/PI option presents an important opportunity for investigators seeking support for projects or activities that require a team science approach.  Join a panel of UNMC investigators who have already successfully navigated this new process to gain insights into how you can incorporate this new grant type to improve collaboration and increase funding opportunities. Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research.
10/18, 9A - 3P MSC 2010

"Qualitative Research Workshop" 
This hands-on workshop will be led by noted author John Creswell, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan, and Ron Shope, PhD, Education Researcher with the Interprofessional Academy of Educators and Associate Professor in the College of Public Health at UNMC.  Participants will work through the steps of creating a qualitative project and will leave with a template for their project.  Workshop participants must have a current qualitative project or a plan for a project.  Project teams are encouraged to participate in the workshop together.  Participants will be asked to submit a short description of their proposed project. 

Credit:  The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Center for Continuing Education designates this live activity for a maximum of 5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

10/19, Noon - 1P Lauritzen 4.14.001 "John Creswell Keynote:  Turning Teaching into Scholarship" 
Join noted author John W. Creswell, PhD, as he shares how he has cultivated a life of teaching and how he has turned his teaching into scholarship.  Many of his 27 books have come about through his work in the classroom, learn how this prolific writer maintains the discipline of writing.
Sponsored by the Interprofessional Academy of Educators in partnership with Faculty Development
10/20, 8A - 11A MSC 2018 "Grantsmanship 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.  Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research Office.
10/20, by appointment only N/A "Qualitative Research Consultations" 
Beth Beam, PhD, RN, and Ron Shope, PhD, Education Researchers with the Interprofessional Academy of Educators will be available for private consulting for your qualitative projects. We invite individuals on all campuses with a qualitative project or project idea to take advantage of this opportunity (distance capabilities are available). 30 or 60 minute appointment blocks can be scheduled.
Week Four: October 22st - 28th  
Date/Time Location Description
10/23, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM 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 MSC, Truhlsen Event Center "Annual GP-IDeA-CTR Scientific Meeting"
The program will highlight presentations on clinical and translational research and resources, team science, community engagement activities, a mock study review panel and more!  
10/23, 6:30P - 9:30P MSC, Truhlsen Event Center "CTR Superstar Competition and Dinner"
Join the high-stakes CTR Superstar Competition/Dinner on Monday, October 23, from 6:30 PM. – 9:30 PM, where a panel of distinguished judges will award $20,000 to a winning CTR pilot project pitch.  Registration is required.  Sponsored by the GP IDeA-CTR.
10/24, All Day MSC, Truhlsen Event Center "Annual GP-IDeA-CTR Scientific Meeting"
The program will highlight presentations on clinical and translational research and resources, team science, community engagement activities, a mock study review panel and more!  
10/24, TBD TBD "iEXCEL Innovation Demo Day"
The event typically features five or six presentations, which are all expected to be delivered in terms that anyone could understand within 10-15 minutes.  Sponsored by UNeMed.
10/25, 11:30A - 12:30P WHM 8011 "Systematic Reviews:  What's It All About?"
This session will provide participants with a thorough understanding of the systematic review process.  Participants will be able to
  • list characteristics that distinguish narrative, integrative, scoping and systematic reviews.
  • describe the team and process needed to conduct a systematic review. 
  • Understand the role  McGoogan librarians play as part of the team from help formulating the research question, conducting initial exploratory searches, completion of exhaustive searches, updating searches, and writing-up the search methods for publication.
Instructors: Roxanne Cox, Cindy Schmidt, Alissa Fial, Emily Glenn
10/26, evening MSC, Truhlsen Event Center "Innovations Award Banquet"
UNeMed’s Innovation Awards annually recognizes University of Nebraska staff, students and faculty in Omaha. UNeMed presents awards to those who disclosed a new invention, licensed an invention or received a U.S. patent in the previous fiscal year. This year, UNeMed will also honor an Emerging Inventor of the year and a Most Promising New Invention.  This is a by invitation only event.
10/27, 11:30A - 12:30P FPBCC, Yanney Conference Center "Alternative Science Careers"
The seminar is expected to help researchers, faculty and other scientists explain complicated ideas in terms that most can understand.
Week five: October 29th - 31st  
Date/Time Location Description
10/30, 11A - 2P Private Dining Room C "CRISC Poster and Oral Presentations" 
This event will showcase clinical research projects from our clinical enterprise scholars at Nebraska Medicine, Clarkson College, and UNMC Colleges of Nursing and Public Health. The morning’s events will begin with oral presentations and a poster session.

Oral Presentations begin at 11:00  AM (new speakers approximately every 20 minutes)
Light refreshments will be served.  Sponsored by the Center for Clinical and Translational Research and the Clinical Research, Inquiry & Scholarship Committee (CRISC)

10/31, 9A - 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. Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research.
10/31, noon - 1P DRC, 1002 "Research!America"
Mary Woolley, PhD, CEO of Research!America, the nation's largest advocacy organization committed to making medical and health research a higher national priority, will present the closing keynote for Research and Innovation month.  Dr. Woolley will emphasize how research advocacy can be used to promote the research being done at the University of Nebraska and the role you can play in increasing the attention your research gets.  This presentation will be live streamed and recorded.  Sponsored by the Vice Chancellor for Research.
11/1, 2P - 3P FPBCC, 0.12.103

"Securing Your Pancreas: Cybersecurity in the Internet of Things"
Matthew Hale, PhD, Assistant Professor of Cybersecurity at the UNO School of Interdisciplinary Informatics.  Dr. Hale will discuss his latest work on the Biomarkers of Cyber Trust and their applications in identifying cues to train subjects to better identify security threats and phishing attacks.  This presentation will be live streamed and is part of the Biomedical Informatics Lecture Series and is sponsored by the UNMC Vice Chancellor Research and UNO Bioinformatics.