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:  https://www.unmc.edu/news.cfm?match=20910

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: https://courses.ibiology.org/courses/course-v1:iBiology+iBio1+2017_2/about

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

Quantitative Research Symposium – Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases will host its third annual fall symposium on September 20 at Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Registration, available online, is free and required for the daylong event. The symposium is open to anyone interested in exploring relevant topics and networking with researchers.

The symposium theme is “Quantitative Research” and will feature talks by three internationally recognized researchers — Allison Xu, Diabetes Center, UCSF, Quan Lu, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Nancy Webb, Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky.

The schedule begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Programming opens at 9 a.m. and will conclude with a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow poster competition with awards at 4 p.m.

Funding for the symposium is provided through grant support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number P20GM104320.

For more information, and to register for the symposium, click here.

For a PDF document that that includes the agenda and biographies of presenters, click here.