Research Announcements

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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Shuttle Facilitates Research Collaborations between UNL, UNO, and UNMC

To facilitate engineering collaborations between University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Omaha (UNO) and Medical Center (UNMC), a shuttle makes daily stops Monday-Friday, at the following Lincoln and Omaha locations with daily schedule at

  • Othmer Hall, UNL City campus (Vine St. between 16th and 17th St).
  • Interstate 80, Exit 439; at the Ride and Share parking lot located behind Walmart.
  • Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI), UNO Pacific campus; circle drive in front of the main entrance.
  • UNMC bus stop just west of 42nd and Dewey St.

Two shuttle vans, one leaving from Othmer and one from PKI, depart every two hours starting at 8 am. The last shuttle leaves each location at 6 pm. The approximate travel time between Othmer Hall in Lincoln and the UNMC campus is one hour and 30 minutes. Each van can accommodate 10-12 passengers, as space is available, and has Wi-Fi. While you do not need to pre-register, you may be required to show your student/faculty/staff ID card.

This new shuttle service will enhance student and researcher collaborations, while reducing their impact on their environment in support of UNMC’s LiveGreen initiative.

For more information about times and pick-up locations, visit: