Research Announcements

Getting to Know PCOR: From Application to Closeout

February 19-20, 2015

PCORI is hosting a free two-day interactive workshop to provide applicants with the tools and strategies to develop that winning application. This interactive workshop—led by expert staff—will offer an overview of PCORI:

  • National Priorities for Research
  • Funding announcements
  • Application process
  • Methodology Standards
  • Patient and stakeholder engagement requirements
  • Merit Review process
  • Post-award administrative requirements

The workshop will provide opportunities to meet PCORI staff, ask questions, obtain resources, and network with other participants. On hand to offer additional insight will be our contract administrators, research program officers, engagement officers, and notable awardees who can provide both programmatic and administrative intelligence to help you apply for and manage a PCORI contract.

Sheraton North Houston at George Bush Intercontinental
15700 John F. Kennedy Boulevard
Houston, TX 77032
TEL: 281-442-5100

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This Workshop is sponsored by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.  Read More.

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Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF)


The Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF) provides medical and graduate students as well as other health professional students the opportunity to present their original biomedical research in either an oral or poster format.

Sponsored by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) and Creighton University (CU), the forum offers an excellent opportunity for participants to receive critical review and recognition of their research from their peers and established scientists.

Cash awards are given on the basis of judging by UNMC and CU faculty members.

Over the past 40 years, MSBRF has grown into an important assembly of young scientists. Last year, students from US and Canadian schools presented data on more than 100 topics.

Keynote Address

Risk Management in Musculoskeletal Sarcoma

Herbert S. Schwartz, MD, FACS
Professor and Chair, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation, Professor of Pathology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee

When:  February 28, 2015
Where:  Mike & Josie Harper Center for Student Life and Learning, Creighton University

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NIH Salary Cap Increase Effective January 11, 2015

As of January 11th, 2015, the NIH salary cap will increase from $181,500 to $183,300.

Per the NIH, the terms “direct salary,” “salary,” and “institutional base salary” have the same meaning for the purposes of salary limitation and exclude fringe benefits and facilities and administrative (F&A) costs.

Per UNMC Institutional Base Salary policy #6102:

  • Institutional base salary is capped at the current published NIH salary limitation level only for grant and contract proposals sponsored by the NIH or by those sponsors that utilize the NIH salary cap; for all other proposals, the total institutional base salary is used.

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