Research Announcements

NIH Policy Updates

Dec. 19, 2016       

NIH Policy Update: NRSA, Single IRB, & Revised SF424                                    

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has announced the following policy updates:

  1. Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) Postdoctoral Stipends, Training Related Expenses, Institutional Allowance and Tuition/Fees Effective for Fiscal Year 2017.  For more information: (NOT-OD-17-003)
  1. Notice of Extension of Effective Date for Final NIH Policy on the Use of a Single Institutional Review Board for Multi-Site Research.  For more information: (NOT-OD-17-027)
  1. Revised SF424 (R&R) Application Guides and Supplemental Instructions Available.  For more information: (NOT-OD-17-023)

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Writing Seminar for Post-Docs

Adrian Koesters, Ph.D., editorial grant specialist, will hold a six-session seminar for post-doctoral students on effective writing strategies beginning Jan. 10. The course, designed for post-doctoral researchers who wish to improve their basic writing skills, runs through Feb. 14. Participants must commit to attending at least five of the six sessions, which will be held Tuesdays from 1-1:50 p.m. at the Durham Research Center, Room 1005. Pre-registration is required. Registration is available via REDCap on the Post-Doc web page.

Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum Seeking Faculty Reviewers

UNMC and the Creighton University Medical Center are seeking faculty reviewers for the 48th Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum (MSBRF), to be held on March 4. The forum depends on volunteer faculty support from both UNMC and CU to review and critique abstracts prior to the forum and to judge oral and poster presentations the day of the forum. Each abstract is evaluated by three judges prior to the forum and the actual presentations on March 4 also will be scored by three different judges. Interested faculty should complete this form. Please be as specific as possible when indicating areas of qualification and interest for judging. Please return the form by Dec. 9.