Research Announcements

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Relative Influences of the Environment and Genotype in Shaping the Oral Microbiome

May 12, 2016 from Noon to 1:00 PM
MSC room 1005

Presented by Purnima Kumar, BDS, MS, PhD, Associate Professor of Periodontology at Ohio State University.  Dr. Kumar is a faculty candidate for the Microbiome Research Program.

Dr. Kumar’s research programs have focused on the modifying effects of smoking on oral bacteria.  Her work has demonstrated the associations between novel and unsuspected oral species and periodontal disease.  Current projects seek to explore how inter-bacterial interactions as well as environmental factors such as smoking can increase risk for disease.

Dr. Kumar’s presentation will also be broadcast to the UNMC College of Dentistry, Lincoln, room 1221.

Two Day Clinical Coordinators Workshop

June 23rd and June 30th, 2016

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research will host the annual Workshop for New Clinical Research Coordinators.  This two day intensive class will prepare new clinical research coordinators by orienting them to clinical resources, rules and regulations, and other tips when coordinating clinical trials and present an overview of clinical research.

This class is open to all clinical research coordinators.  To register for the workshop contact Janet Davis, email.  Questions about the class can be directed to Deb Meyer, Research Subject Advocate, email or 402-559-6941.