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SEM Retreat

Friday, March 8, 2019, 9:00 AM – 1:30 PM

The Science, Engineering, and Medicine Retreat is part of a multiyear SEM initiative designed to catalyze new interdisciplinary research collaborations to enhance competitiveness for Federal funding.

This half-day SEM Research Retreat targets the following topics:

  • biomedical sensing technologies / new diagnostics and therapeutics
  • human/biological physical interfaces / human factors engineering
  • regenerative medicine / rehabilitation engineering
  • health informatics
  • bioimaging technologies
  • countermeasures to chemical, biological, and/or radiological agents detrimental to health

Registration is Required.

The goal of the retreat is to assist researchers in finding collaborators to solve challenging problems in the aforementioned topics. All participants are asked to prepare a poster (maximum size of 30” x 40”) to describe your research idea or activity that you would like to share with others. You will need to print this poster and bring it with you to the retreat for display on an easel. During the first poster session, UNMC and UNO faculty will display their posters while UNL faculty will visit posters of interest to discuss potential collaborations. During the second poster session, the roles will be reversed with UNL faculty displaying their posters while UNMC and UNO faculty visit these posters. Posters will be organized by topic so everyone will have a chance to find posters that align with their research interests. A draft agenda is can be found here. A networking lunch will be provided that includes updates and information on pilot grant funding opportunities from Directors of several COBREs and the Great Plains IDeA-Clinical and Translational Research center.

Following the retreat, interdisciplinary research teams will be invited to submit project proposals for seed funding of up to $100,000 over two years. A request for applications describing this funding opportunity will be available in the near future.

Please RSVP by Friday, March 1 at:

Note that the registration site also includes a request for information related to your expertise, research questions you want to address, and innovative tools and technologies you have or are seeking. This information will be shared with everyone who registers to attend the retreat.

Attendees will be eligible to compete for the 2019 SEM funding opportunity.  Download the 2019 SEM RFA and the SEM Application here.

The 2019 SEM Research Retreat is jointly sponsored by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), and the Great Plains IDeA-Clinical and Translational Research (GP IDeA-CTR).

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