Research Announcements

2014 Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium Registration Open

The 2014 Nebraska Neuroscience Symposium will gather experts from throughout the nation to discuss new research on the brain’s achievements in learning and its challenges, including addiction.

The symposium, sponsored by Nebraska EPSCoR through a National Science Foundation grant, is Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Hilton Omaha, 1001 Cass St.

Admission to the symposium is free, but pre-registration is required no later than Sept. 14. University researchers are invited to present posters at the symposium. Click here for speaker topics and bios and online registration. An optional hotel room reservation discount for symposium attendees is available through Aug. 24. Questions about the event may be directed to Nebraska EPSCoR at 402-472-8946.

Comment Period for Proposed Commercial F&A Rate for Research in UNMC Facilities

Dr. Gold has asked for a public comment period regarding the institution of a second commercial F&A rate for commercial grants and contracts that are performed on site using core facilities, laboratories, and/or comparative medicine facilities.  The rationale and planned rate are described in a white paper available from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

Comments may be sent to:

SPAdmin Announces New Assistant Director

Sponsored Programs Administration is pleased to announce that Bethany DeCarolis has been selected as its new Assistant Director. Beth has been a knowledgeable and respected member of the SPAdmin team for nine years and has developed an extensive level of expertise on the pre and post award process. Her appointment is effective immediately and she has already begun taking on her new responsibilities.

UNMC is in a period of comprehensive transition. Beth’s demonstrated leadership skills, gained during her years of service to UNMC and previously as a director at the federally funded National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in Washington, D.C., will enable SPAdmin to embrace this time of organizational change and explore new avenues for providing support to our talented and committed researchers.

As a function of her new role, Beth is now authorized to serve as an institutional signatory on grants and contracts.  Additionally, she will continue to act as the contact for the departments with which she is currently working until her replacement is named.

Please join us in welcoming Beth to her new role on the SPAdmin team.