Research Announcements

2021 Symposium on Substance Use Research Call for Presentations & Posters

We are excited to announce that the Symposium on Substance Use Research will be hosted digitally in 2021! This virtual symposium provides an opportunity for those working in the areas of substance use to share their original research. 

Starting June 30, 2021, we will be pleased to accept abstracts for short research presentations and poster sessions.

To learn more about the upcoming call for abstracts click this link:

Nebraska Center for Prevention of Obesity Diseases Spring Retreat

Registration is now open for the Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases (NPOD) 12th Annual Spring Retreat on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.  The theme of this year’s symposium is “Adipocytes”.

This event will be delivered by Zoom. (Zoom link will be provided after registration)

The symposium is a free event for faculty, postdocs, students, staff, industry partners, and other interested parties.

Confirmed speakers:

Tim J. Schulz (Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbrücke, Germany)
Jacqueline Stephens (Louisiana State University)
Hei Sook Sul (University of California- Berkeley)

Website: []

Registration (Deadline Monday, April 12): []

Please encourage your students/postdocs to submit a presentation (instructions can be found on the website []).

The three winning presentations will be recognized with a $150 award and a framed certificate. The announcement of the winners and streaming of their pre-recorded presentations will be at the end of the symposium on April 14.

Deadline for submitting a presentation: Thursday, April 8