Research Announcements

Student Biomedical Research Forum Registration Open

Registration is now open for the 47th Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF), to be held on March 5 in Omaha.

Students are invited to participate in MSBRF, which provides an opportunity for young researchers from the health sciences, graduate, intern and resident programs throughout the Midwestern region of the United States and Canada to present their work in the biomedical sciences.

Abstract submission information is available here. This includes “Guidelines for Abstract Submission,” “Preregistration Form,” “Hotel Information,” “Sample Judging Forms,” “Online Registration” and more detailed information about the forum. The deadline for abstract submission is Dec. 11.

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.

Transdisciplinary Conversations

Tuesday November 17
4:30 – 6:00 PM
UNMC Sorrell Center Small Ballroom 1001BCD
649 42nd Street

Register to attend : Register by November 10th

Opening remarks will be given by NSRI Executive Director Bob Hinson, Lt Gen, USAF (ret). Following General Hinson’s remarks, Dr. Ken Bayles, Associate Vice Chancellor for Basic Science Research at UNMC will discuss transdisciplinary work in the realm of national security and combating weapons of mass destruction. He will highlight real-world events where chemical & biological agents are used and how the National Strategic Research Institute at the University of Nebraska is developing countermeasures using cross-disciplinary connections.
These transdisciplinary discussions bring together scientists, students, extension educators, business leaders, policymakers, farmers and others, allowing them to gather informally and make cross-disciplinary connections they might not otherwise make.

For questions regarding the Transdisciplinary Conversations series, call (402) 559-1847 or email

This event is open to all NU faculty, staff and students, as well as interested colleagues in the private and nonprofit sectors. Light food and drinks will be served.