Research Announcements

PCORI updates

PCORI now offers the opportunity to receive alerts every time a funded project has results.  To track the progress of a study, you can now go to any project page on our site and click the blue “Sign Up for Updates” button on the upper right corner.  You’ll receive email updates when that study has patient-friendly and professional abstracts posted to the PCORI website and/or when a published, peer-reviewed journal article on primary comparative effectiveness research results is posted.

Right now, just under 200 projects have submitted their draft final research reports and entered the PCORI peer-review process. Nearly 100 of these have made their way through this process and are on the way to having both professional and patient-friendly abstracts on PCORI’s website. Many are already posted, and many more will appear in the coming months. I’m grateful to our peer-review and communications teams for their diligent work and creative approaches to getting this information to those who need it.

Forum to address evolving research resources, policies

As research continues to grow on the UNMC campus, research resources and policies are evolving to accommodate this growth.

Jennifer Larsen, M.D., vice chancellor for research, will give a short presentation on some recent changes at noon on Thursday, March 29th, in the Durham Research Center Auditorium.

The forum is open to all research personnel. Dr. Larsen will take questions after the presentation, and questions also may be submitted in advance:

“The cutting-edge research at UNMC continues to expand,” Dr. Larsen said. “This forum is intended to answer any questions members of the research community have regarding research resources and policies as learn from them about any ways we can better work together so our research can be as successful as possible.”

This forum will be livestreamed:

If you have trouble viewing the stream during the event, call Video Services at 402-559-8090.

Questions during the forum can be emailed to Max Kuenstling.

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: