Research Announcements

Application Deadline Approaching for Department of Surgery Summer Student Research

Applications are due:  Friday, February 26, 2016

Funds are available for 6 (six) student research scholarships.  Each position will be funded in the amount of $3,750 for 10 weeks, and is expected to spend a significant number of hours (40/week) in the laboratory or office. This funding is geared towards students pursuing a surgical career.

The purpose of these research scholarships is to provide students within the College of Medicine, the opportunity to enhance their ability to seek out information, analyze and apply a solution to a surgically defined problem. The stipends are limited to students accepted for admission and currently enrolled students:  first year students, in particular, are encouraged to engage in research during the summer and seek scholarship support. This program will not support projects that require travel outside of the State of Nebraska.

Funding will be used to make awards on the basis of competitive applications reviewed by the Surgery Research and Development Committee. There are opportunities for research in any of the surgical areas. These include: transplant, minimally invasive surgery (MIS), bariatrics, vascular, trauma critical care, surgical oncology, or urology.

Students needing an application and or assistance in finding a faculty sponsor should contact Stacia Luther at (402) 559-4632 or email

NIH Changes for 2016

January 27, 2016
DRC1, Room 1005

NIH Changes for 2016 is the featured topic of this month’s Sponsored Programs Administration Buzz Session. Join us this month for a review of the changes to NIH policies and instructions that are now impacting grant applications and post-award functions.

Register Here.

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Mind Your Mind: Mental Health Awareness Week

During the week of Jan. 18, students are encouraged to relax, take a break from studying and learn how to cope with stress during UNMC’s annual Mind Your Mind: Mental Health Awareness Week.

The UNMC Psychiatry Student Interest Group (PsIG) coordinates and sponsors the annual interprofessional weeklong event aimed at improving student mental health.

This year’s Mind Your Mind student activities include:

  • Tuesday, Jan. 19 – A lunch presentation on mindful meditation by Steven Wengel, M.D., chair of the department of psychiatry. The noon presentation is open to all students and will be in the Wittson Hall Amphitheater. Lunch will be provided for the first 75 people.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Students may participate in 10-minute massages between noon and 2 p.m. in the Sorrell Center, Rooms 2006 and 2007. Students may sign up for a 10-minute session during the Jan. 19 lunch event.
  • Wednesday, Jan. 20 – Student movie night at 6:30 p.m. in the Sorrell Center, Room 2014. Students from all UNMC colleges are invited to watch Pixar’s “Inside Out,” followed by a discussion of the psychiatric aspects of the film. Snacks provided. No RSVP is needed.
  • Thursday, Jan. 21 – Elisabeth Sunderneier, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist at UNMC, will give a noon presentation on biofeedback in the Wittson Hall Amphitheater. David Carver, Ph.D., director of Counseling & Student Development, also will share information/resources on student services.
  • Friday, Jan. 22 – Massages and pet therapy – 10-minute massages return for students between noon and 2 p.m. in the Sorrell Center, Rooms 2006 and 2007 (sign up for massages at the Jan. 21 presentation). At 11 a.m., pet therapy dogs will stop by the Sorrell Commons Area, second floor.

Learn more here.