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.

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.


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.