Research Announcements

Neuro-Oncology Focus Group

We are starting a new focus group for brain and spine tumors where basic, translational, and clinical research will be discussed in formal and informal ways for the diagnosis and treatment of these tumors.  This may include primary or secondary tumors. The overarching goal of this group is to strengthen our Comprehensive Cancer Center and ultimately improve patient care.

 Our objectives are to:

1) Foster collaboration in neuro-oncology research

2) Compete for national funding for basic and translational research as well as clinical trials

 Our monthly meeting will be held on the 2nd Monday of each month from 4-5PM. All interested investigators, cancer center members and their immediate colleagues (lab personnel and residents, etc.) are invited to attend. In this way, we hope to inspire new projects and collaborations.


The first meeting will be held on Monday July 8th, 2013 at 4PM in Neurosurgery conference room, UT 4124.

 If you have any questions, please email Michele Aizenberg or Nicole Shonka.


 Michele Aizenberg, M.D.

Nicole Shonka, M.D.

Surinder Batra, Ph.D.

Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium

October 3, 2013

The event will feature talks from preeminent neuroscientists covering cutting edge research, from the regulation of individual neurons to human brain imaging and cognitive neuroscience. Featured Speakers include:
Peter Kaliva, Medical University of South Carolina (glutamate homeostasis and neuroadaptation)
Steven Petersen, Washington University (The Human Connectome Project)
Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Harvard Medical School (brain plasticity across the life span)

A morning plenary session will be followed by three afternoon track sessions. A poster session will conclude the day. Book mark the Symposium website: and visit it to register and follow speaker/program announcements.

This is a Nebraska EPSCoR sponsored event.