Research Announcements

Planning your Scientific Journey

Planning Your Scientific Journey is an innovative online course. Engaging videos, along with reflective exercises, offer concrete tools and practical advice to help you navigate the most challenging aspects of developing and planning a research project. Instruction is led by a diverse group of leading scientists, such as Nobel Laureates, accomplished faculty, and junior scientists, who think about different aspects scientific training in deep and meaningful ways. Our hope is that you will end our course feeling more prepared and confident in your own scientific journey!

This online innovative course on “Planning your Scientific Journey” is being offered by iBiology Courses, an online learning system, developed  with support  from NIGMS’ IPERT program.

Please check details at: https://courses.ibiology.org/courses/course-v1:iBiology+iBio1+2017_2/about

The course starts on October 2, 2017 and ends November 13, 2017.

Quantitative Research Symposium – Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases will host its third annual fall symposium on September 20 at Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Registration, available online, is free and required for the daylong event. The symposium is open to anyone interested in exploring relevant topics and networking with researchers.

The symposium theme is “Quantitative Research” and will feature talks by three internationally recognized researchers — Allison Xu, Diabetes Center, UCSF, Quan Lu, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Nancy Webb, Director, Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky.

The schedule begins at 8 a.m. with a continental breakfast. Programming opens at 9 a.m. and will conclude with a graduate student and postdoctoral fellow poster competition with awards at 4 p.m.

Funding for the symposium is provided through grant support from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number P20GM104320.

For more information, and to register for the symposium, click here.

For a PDF document that that includes the agenda and biographies of presenters, click here.

Great Plains IDeA-CTR Hosts NCATS Director during Annual Scientific Meeting

“Catalyzing Translational Innovation”

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Christopher Austin, M.D., director of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at the National Institutes of Health, will be the keynote speaker for the Annual Great Plains IDeA-CTR Scientific Meeting.  NCATS’ mission is to enhance the development, testing and implementation of diagnostics and therapeutics across a wide range of human diseases and conditions. The center collaborates with other government agencies, industry, academia and the nonprofit community.

The Scientific Meeting, held October 23rd-24th will include:

  • clinical and translational research presentations;
  • clinical research resources across the network;
  • community engagement activities;
  • interactive workshops (including a mock study section); and
  • information about Great Plains IDeA-CTR’s mission to build infrastructure for clinical and translational research.

The conference is designed for clinical and translational researchers (CTR) across the Great Plains, including physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses, administrators and other health care professionals as well as community members interested in CTR.

For registration information and to access a full agenda for the event, see the website.

The meeting is sponsored by the Great Plains IDeA-CTR in conjunction with the UNMC Center for Continuing Education and UNMC College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education.