Research Announcements

Call for Posters – Alumni Weekend Student Poster Session

The Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Student Research Interest Group invite students to submit posters for presentation at the UNMC Alumni Weekend Student Poster Session, which will take place October 7, 2016.

Submissions are due August 29, 2016. Entrants will be informed of decisions by September 19, 2016. Posters will be selected by a review committee of students and faculty.


UNMC students in the Colleges of Allied Health, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Graduate Medical Education, Graduate Studies, the Eppley Institute for Cancer Research, and the Munroe-Meyer Institute are eligible to submit.

Posters on all academic research topics are welcome.

Students must be full-time students at the time of presentation and must be available to present at the poster session on October 7, 2016 in the afternoon.

Posters cannot be drawn from work that has been published; work that has been published at the time of submission is ineligible.

Submission Guidelines

Students must submit a final draft of their poster.  For information on submission guidelines and to submit your poster, visit:  Student Posters

This online form does not allow you to save your application and return at a later date. Before starting your application, please have the following information prepared:

  • Author name(s)
  • Author college and year of enrollment
  • Research mentor name and department
  • Presenting author contact information
  • Poster title
  • File of completed poster for upload

Poster Templates and Questions

Suggested poster templates can be found at this UNMC website under the heading “Scientific Posters.”

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Catherine Tran at

Rock, Paper, Scissors: Relative Influences of the Environment and Genotype in Shaping the Oral Microbiome

May 12, 2016 from Noon to 1:00 PM
MSC room 1005

Presented by Purnima Kumar, BDS, MS, PhD, Associate Professor of Periodontology at Ohio State University.  Dr. Kumar is a faculty candidate for the Microbiome Research Program.

Dr. Kumar’s research programs have focused on the modifying effects of smoking on oral bacteria.  Her work has demonstrated the associations between novel and unsuspected oral species and periodontal disease.  Current projects seek to explore how inter-bacterial interactions as well as environmental factors such as smoking can increase risk for disease.

Dr. Kumar’s presentation will also be broadcast to the UNMC College of Dentistry, Lincoln, room 1221.

Two Day Clinical Coordinators Workshop

June 23rd and June 30th, 2016

The Center for Clinical and Translational Research will host the annual Workshop for New Clinical Research Coordinators.  This two day intensive class will prepare new clinical research coordinators by orienting them to clinical resources, rules and regulations, and other tips when coordinating clinical trials and present an overview of clinical research.

This class is open to all clinical research coordinators.  To register for the workshop contact Janet Davis, email.  Questions about the class can be directed to Deb Meyer, Research Subject Advocate, email or 402-559-6941.