Research Announcements

Shark Tank: Dive Deep for Change

This Shark Tank-style event, sponsored by UNMC Faculty Development and the Interprofessional Academy of Educators, was created as a way to recognize innovation in education, foster interprofessional collaboration and promote educational research. UNMC individuals and teams will compete for an education research grant worth up to $15,000.

The planning committee is looking for enthusiastic and passionate educators who want to do something new and exhilarating:

  • Want to transform the way educators teach at the bedside forever?
  • Ready to try something radically different in distance learning?
  • Want to turn simulation upside down and inside out?

This event is designed for educators and colleges who want to take UNMC to the next level.

Project submissions should be innovative ideas aimed at enhancing teaching and learning for the future. Eligibility is open to teams of faculty, staff, residents and students led by a principal investigator who is a UNMC faculty member. Interprofessional and/or multi-institutional collaborations are encouraged.

Applications are due June 1.

Following the submission deadline, proposals will be reviewed, and three to four finalists will be selected. Presentations will take place during a live event on Aug. 20, where select finalists will present their project to a panel of “sharks” and a UNMC audience. Winners will be awarded a grant of up to $15,000 for their project. Funds may be solely awarded to a top proposal or distributed among projects.

This event is a unique opportunity to receive direct feedback from educational experts and gain access to a variety of resources to help turn your ideas into reality. Finalists will be notified by July 1 and must be available to present in-person during the event on Aug. 20.

For more information, visit the Shark Tank proposal page.

For questions, please contact faculty development.

Precision Medicine Workshop

The 2020 Precision Medicine Workshop, presented by the BERD KCA of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR, brings in two world-recognized experts to present their research with the aim to translate precision medicine into improvements in health care across the clinical and translational spectrum. This workshop is broken into two parts, an AM and a PM session, focusing on different aspects of precision medicine and emerging technology.

Workshop will be held April 16, 2020 from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.  The workshop has been postponed until Fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  There is no charge to attend although registration is required, register here. Please contact Jerrod Anzalone (email) with questions.   Download the flyer for speaker bios.

First Annual Rural Drug Addiction Research & Translation Symposium

The RDAR Center at the University of Nebraska invites you to our first annual Rural Drug Addiction Research and Translation Symposium.

The mission of the Symposium is to bring together researchers and practitioners from across the United States to address drug addiction and rural drug use. We seek to advance discussions about how research and translation can contribute to understanding addiction in rural and midwestern communities.

Click here to learn about our acclaimed keynote speakers, as well as the Rural Health and Policy panelists. Opportunities for informal conversations and a Midwest-focused plenary panel will address current prevention and treatment approaches for rural communities. Registration includes a conference dinner on day one (Nov 1) with breakfast and lunch on day two (Nov 2). Click here to view our conference agenda.

Please join us for our discussions on the causes and impacts of rural drug addiction. We have eighty spaces available!