Research Announcements

4th Annual Elevating the Conversation: Ecology of Wellbeing in the Health Professions

Friday, February 15, 2019


Scott Conference Center or via Live Stream

Join the movement! Maintaining well-being in our fast-paced clinical and academic environments is challenging. Building individual resilience is only a piece of the puzzle. We need to address the systems issues that affect our individual wellbeing. We need you to help us explore organizational factors that either hinder or build a culture of wellness and how these factors impact overall well-being.

Join us as guest speaker Nancy Nankivil of the American Medical Association (AMA) and local experts from Nebraska Medicine, UNO, and UNMC work toward pragmatic and actionable solutions to address factors that affect our individual and organizational well-being.

Registration is now open!

Registration fee $30

Student/Resident/Fellow fee $15

Continuing education credit will be provided.

Presented by Chancellor Gold’s Wellbeing Coordinating Council

For more information, please contact Valeta Creason-Wahl at or 402-559-7487.


DoD Navy SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit

Wednesday, December 12, 2019
10:30 AM – 5 PM
UNO College of Business Administration
Register here.

A LIVE STREAM from the SBIR/STTR Innovation Summit is your chance to learn from the Navy program managers about $ millions in innovation funding available for small business.

Working with Industry: Avenues for Partnering with Industry and Primes

Leaders from prime contractors and small businesses will discuss the value of subcontracting/contracting and how to approach their organization to capture these opportunities.

Beyond SBIR/STTR: Follow-on Funding Opportunities

Learn directly from funding organizations on how to identify and navigate commercialization opportunities, leverage SBIR projects and secure additional capital.

Funding Your Innovation Idea: Tips & Tricks for Securing SBIR Funding

This panel will provide tips and tricks to help you be part of the 15- 20% of SBIR/STTR applications that get awarded. You will learn what resources are available to help you.

DoD Topics Discussion

Navy agency representatives discuss how you can get a share of the $350 million of non-dilutive funds invested every year by the Navy in innovative ideas.

Rapid Fire Pitches

NBDC PTAC and commercialization consultants will demonstrate two-minute elevator pitches and give tips on how to present your products or services.

Don’t miss your opportunity:Sign up for a private face-to-face consulting session with a Navy program manager on site. Make your appointment

Tapping Federal Research Funding Opportunities Outside of the NIH

Invited Speaker!  November 6, 2018
Tuesday, 11:00 – 11:50 AM
DRC 1005

The federal medical research landscape in the United States is supported by a variety of agencies that spend billions to seek answers to a wide range of health challenges. While the largest is NIH, the Defense Department has numerous offices that fund medical and biological research, from basic research to advanced development. In addition, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, NASA, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture also fund biomedical research and health-related programs. To help with these agencies, UNMC works with Brian Detter, a leading consultant knowledgeable about obtaining federal grants outside of NIH.