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.

Download Registration Information.

Please RSVP by June 8, 2015

 

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).

 

Tech Transfer Bootcamp

In response to increased interest in its internship program, UNeMed has developed a week-long, interactive training camp to help prepare participants for a career in technology transfer.  Read Program Content.

The program is designed to provide practical guidance that will give participants a comprehensive understanding of their role in technology transfer and emerge better prepared for a career in the field of research commercialization.

Admission to the short course is based on the strength of the application including: academic accomplishments, career interests, and enthusiasm for technology innovation and commercialization.

Doctoral candidates that have completed their comprehensive examination and Postdocs are preferred, but individuals from all colleges across campus are encouraged to apply. All graduate students and Postdocs that wish to apply must have a research adviser that is supportive of the time commitment away from the lab and the student’s alternative career interests.

Cost is free, but space is limited. An application is required.

Questions regarding the Bootcamp can be directed to Agnes Lenagh at unemed@unmc.edu.