Research Announcements

SBIR/STTR Program Managers Visit Nebraska

SBIR Road Tour 2015
Thursday, July 16th, 2015

We invite you to attend the SBIR Road Tour and welcome SBIR/STTR program managers to Nebraska.  Please join us Thursday, July 16th, 2015 at the Nebraska Innovation Campus Conference Center.

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Meet with Program Managers! 

Every SBIR Road Tour stop represents a coveted opportunity to meet directly with Federal and State Program Managers who seed a wide spectrum of innovative ideas, while learning about your state sponsored innovation support infrastructure.

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Event Hosts and Sponsors:

University of Nebraska Lincoln
Nebraska Innovation Campus
NUtech Ventures
UNeMed
Nebraska Business Development Center
Lincoln Chamber of Commmerce
Greater Omaha Chamber

 

 

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

 

Upcoming PCORI Town Hall PFAs

The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute is pleased to announce the following Town Hall meetings to publicize funding opportunities and application processes.

Read more about or Register for any of these events at: Upcoming Events