Research Announcements

Placebo Effects in Medicine

November 2, 2015
7:00 – 8:30 PM
UNO Weitz CEC 230/231

An evening with Ted Kaptchuk, author, professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Harvard-wide Program in Placebo Studies & Therapeutic Encounter as he discusses his research on placebo effects and explores the importance of the humanities for medicine.

Placebo Effects in Medicine
Something from Nothing?
Transforming the Art of Medicine into the Science of Care

Read More:   Nov 2 – Ted Kaptchuk

Sponsored by: UNO Medical Humanities; UNO Pre-medical Committee; SPHRS (Spirituality, Public Health, Religious Studies); and the OM Center.

For further information about this free event, please contact: Dr. Michele Desmarais at or at 402.554.2679.

Food for Health Retreat Registration Open

The Food for Health Initiative, a university-wide collaboration initiative, has released the Request for Applications and opened Registration for the Retreat.  Read more …

Applicants for the Food for Health research awards are required to attend the Retreat, Scheduled for November 13th, in Lincoln.

Download the RFA
Register for the Retreat

Contact Dr. Paula Turpen, for questions regarding the funding competition.

Food for Health Initiative

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds, PhD has announced a university-wide Food for Health initiative.  This program is designed to increase multicampus collaborations and incentivize new research that will address critical food and health issues important to Nebraskans.

Faculty are invited to complete an interest survey in preparation for a team building retreat planned for November 13th in Lincoln.

Dr. Jennifer Larsen, Vice Chancellor for Research, conducted a Q & A forum for UNMC faculty to answer questions regarding the topics, collaborative teams, and funding opportunities associated with the Food for Health initiative.

See the Food for Health website for details.