Research Announcements

Nebraska Center for Prevention of Obesity Diseases Spring Retreat

Registration is now open for the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) 12th Annual Spring Retreat on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.  The theme of this year’s symposium is “Adipocytes”.

This event will be delivered by Zoom. (Zoom link will be provided after registration)

The symposium is a free event for faculty, postdocs, students, staff, industry partners, and other interested parties.

Confirmed speakers:

Tim J. Schulz (Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Germany)
Jacqueline Stephens (Louisiana State University)
Hei Sook Sul (University of California- Berkeley)

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Registration (Deadline Monday, April 12): []

Please encourage your students/postdocs to submit a presentation (instructions can be found on the website []).

The three winning presentations will be recognized with a $150 award and a framed certificate. The announcement of the winners and streaming of their pre-recorded presentations will be at the end of the symposium on April 14.

Deadline for submitting a presentation: Thursday, April 8


Nebraska Drug Discovery & Development Pipeline (ND3P)

The ND3P is a Big Idea that brings together researchers from NU’s comprehensive campus in Lincoln (UNL) and its medical campus in Omaha (UNMC) in partnership with other Nebraska campuses and the private sector to build a pipeline for biomedical research projects directed at drug discovery & development. The ND3P Symposium, May 20-21, 2021, will feature internationally renowned plenary lecturers, leading scientists from UNL & UNMC and a discussion about how you can access the ND3P to benefit your research. Read about the event here.

Science Cafe explores anxiety during pandemic

Ali DeLizza, PhD, a clinical psychologist and director of wellness programming at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Steve Wengel, MD, vice-chancellor for wellness at UNMC and the University of Nebraska at Omaha, will discuss how to deal with anxiety during and after the COVID-19 pandemic during the March 30 Science Cafe.  

The pair will discuss the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on mental health in America. In addition, Drs. DeLizza and Wengel will discuss practical ways to manage anxiety and stress caused not only by the pandemic, but also the uncertainty that accompanies the gradual reopening of the country.  

To ensure social distancing, the Science Café will be offered via Facebook Live and begin at 10 a.m.: (Viewers do not need a Facebook account to view the livestream.)  

Read more here