Research Announcements

Clinical Research Professionals Special Topics Seminar

“An Overview of Nebraska’s Response to Ebola”
Chris Kratochvil, MD and LuAnn Larson, BSN, RN, CCRP

and

“Exploring the Ethics of Isolation and Quarantine:  A Visit with Typhoid Mary”
Kristin Watkins, BA, MBA

June 9, 2015
University of Nebraska Medical Center, Sorrell Center, Room 1005

Clinical research professionals face logistical and ethical challenges on a daily basis. Ebola, a highly infectious disease, requires strict isolation procedures when caring for affected patients. For the past nine months, Dr. Kratochvil and his team of research professionals have been working on clinical trials with Ebola
patients and will share their experience of conducting research within a Biocontainment Unit. Ms. Watkins will use the historical example of the infectious disease typhoid fever as a framework for her one-woman play and facilitated discussion examining the social and ethical issues surrounding isolation and quarantine.

The relevant target audience for this presentation is all clinical research professionals.

Upon completion of this presentation, participants should be able to :
I. Describe the history of the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit as a clinical, training, and research enterprise.
2. Explain how the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit developed and implemented clinical research protocols for Ebola and standard research practices.
3. Identify how the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit continues to be involved with Ebola research initiatives at a national level.
4. Identify ethical issues surrounding isolation and quarantine
5. Describe factors that must be considered in terms of the patient, e.g. economic, social.
6. Operate in an ethical fashion towards patients’ concerns in situations of isolation and quarantine.
We invite all attendees to join us for the buffet supper. This activity, including the contact hours, is free-of charge to members of the Great Plains ACRP Chapter. Non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend.

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Please RSVP by June 8, 2015

 

Grand Challenges Explorations: Application deadline May 13, 2015

This is a reminder that the application deadline for Grand Challenges Explorations is fast approaching.  Please see below for details.

Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. Applicants can be at any experience level; in any discipline; and from any organization, including colleges and universities, government laboratories, research institutions, non-profit organizations, and for-profit companies.

Two-page proposals are being accepted online until May 13, 2015, 11:30 A.M U.S. Pacific Day Light Time on the following topics:

Enable Merchant Acceptance of Mobile Money Payments Initial grants will be US $100,000 each, and projects showing promise will have the opportunity to receive additional funding of up to US $1 million. Full descriptions of the new topics and application instructions are available at: www.grandchallenges.org/explorations.

NIH Grants Policy Guide

SPAdmin Buzz Session Seminar: April 22nd at Noon
DRC1, Room 1005
Register Here

Join us this month for new items of interest and an overview of the revised NIH Grants Policy Statement that was released on March 31, 2015. 

If you received a grant, cooperative agreement or supplement from the NIH with a budget period that started on or after December 26, 2014, the revised policy statement now serves as a term and condition of your award. 


Bring your questions!

Click here to access the revised policy statement (NOT-OD-15-087).