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.

Differential Gene Expression Workshop

The NM-INbRE & NCGR will present a 5-day bioinformatics workshop covering Basix Unix and Differential Gene Expression.

When

November 12 thru November 16, 2018
Space is limited. Only serious students should apply who can complete the duration of the internship. Certificates of completion to be awarded to students who attend the entire workshop.

Who

This program is geared towards undergraduate and graduate biology students who have minimal or no experience with differential gene expression.

Where

National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) and home of the New Mexico IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) Sequencing and Bioinformatics Core (SBC).  Located at 2935 Rodeo Park Dr. East, Santa Fe, NM, 87505

How

Complete our short application and have your mentor provide a letter of recommendation before midnight, Monday, October 15, 2018.

To apply, please contact Lisana Chavez, Project Coordinator at LCHAVEZ@NCGR.ORG

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.