Research Announcements

Important Changes to NIH biosketches

Federal agencies continue to evolve the disclosure requirements designed to mitigate improper influence in federally funded research, with particular attention to disclosures regarding foreign involvement. On 12 march 2021, NIH issued a notice, which set forth new requirements in the form of updated, reorganized forms and instructions for the Biosketch and Other Support documents. The changes are substantial in order to promote transparency and full disclosure of all resource – both domestic and foreign – supporting an individual’s research endeavors. Read the complete changes here.

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)

Website: []

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