Research Announcements

Embracing Diversity for Improved Health Outcomes

On September 27 at noon, McGoogan Library is co-sponsoring a special guest speaker with the COM Dean’s Office, COM Department of Surgery, and the Vice-Chancellor for Academic Affairs.  Dr. Hassan A. Tetteh (flyer attached) will present on Embracing Diversity for Improved Health Outcomes.

Dr. Tetteh’s noon presentation will address diversity-related challenges in general for our institution, how health outcomes are effected, and explore ways to address challenges.

McGoogan Library is also hosting a National Library of Medicine (NLM) exhibit in Wittson Hall 6th floor entitled, Opening Doors: Contemporary African American Academic Surgeons.   More information on the exhibit and related activity can be found in the recent Today news article:

Planning your Scientific Journey

Planning Your Scientific Journey is an innovative online course. Engaging videos, along with reflective exercises, offer concrete tools and practical advice to help you navigate the most challenging aspects of developing and planning a research project. Instruction is led by a diverse group of leading scientists, such as Nobel Laureates, accomplished faculty, and junior scientists, who think about different aspects scientific training in deep and meaningful ways. Our hope is that you will end our course feeling more prepared and confident in your own scientific journey!

This online innovative course on “Planning your Scientific Journey” is being offered by iBiology Courses, an online learning system, developed  with support  from NIGMS’ IPERT program.

Please check details at:

The course starts on October 2, 2017 and ends November 13, 2017.

Great Plains IDeA-CTR Hosts NCATS Director during Annual Scientific Meeting

“Catalyzing Translational Innovation”

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Christopher Austin, M.D., director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health, will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Great Plains IDeA-CTR Scientific Meeting.  NCATS’ mission is to enhance the development, testing and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions. The center collaborates with other government agencies, industry, academia and the nonprofit community.

The Scientific Meeting, held October 23rd-24th will include:

  • clinical and translational research presentations;
  • clinical research resources across the network;
  • community engagement activities;
  • interactive workshops (including a mock study section); and
  • information about Great Plains IDeA-CTR’s mission to build infrastructure for clinical and translational research.

The conference is designed for clinical and translational researchers (CTR) across the Great Plains, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses, administrators and other health care professionals as well as community members interested in CTR.

For registration information and to access a full agenda for the event, see the website.

The meeting is sponsored by the Great Plains IDeA-CTR in conjunction with the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and UNMC College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education.