Research Announcements

2021 Symposium on Substance Use Research Call for Presentations & Posters

We are excited to announce that the Symposium on Substance Use Research will be hosted digitally in 2021! This virtual symposium provides an opportunity for those working in the areas of substance use to share their original research. 

Starting June 30, 2021, we will be pleased to accept abstracts for short research presentations and poster sessions.

To learn more about the upcoming call for abstracts click this link:

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.

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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