Past Events

 Jan 27, 2017, 9:00 a.m.: UNMC Only
Grant Writing Bootcamp at Michael F. Sorrell Center

Jan 27 - 12:00 p.m.:
Dr. Robert Sainburg's presentation on Motor lateralization predicts hemisphere specific deficits in contralesional, ipsilesional and bimanual movements in stroke.

UNO Weekly Biomechanics COBRE Seminars

February’s Grant Writing Seminars (These will be live-streamed and recorded):

"Working with a Biostatistician"
Featuring Jane Meza, Ph.D., and Fang Yu, Ph.D., UNMC College of Public Health
Monday, Feb. 6 - noon-1 p.m., Sorrell Center, Room 1005

"Highlighting Innovation in your Grant"
Featuring Hamid Band, M.D., Ph.D., Eppley Cancer Institute, and Nora Sarvetnick, Ph.D., UNMC Department of Surgery
Monday, Feb. 13 - noon-1 p.m., Sorrell Center, Room 1005

February 14th, 2017 - 12 p.m.:
Accessing Biomedical Informatics Resources for Clinical and Translational Research

February’s Grant Writing Seminars (These will be live-streamed and recorded):

"Working with Sponsored Programs"
Featuring Beth DeCarolis, Sponsored Programs Administration
Monday, Feb. 20 - noon-1 p.m., Sorrell Center, Room 1005

Feb 23rd, 2017:
NIH Tribal Consultation Webinar

February’s Grant Writing Seminars (These will be live-streamed and recorded):

"Using Visuals in Your Grant"
Featuring Joe Sisson, M.D., UNMC Department of Internal Medicine
Tuesday, Feb. 28 - noon-1 p.m., Sorrell Center, Room 1005

March 6, 2017:
Call for pre-proposals for V Foundation 2017 Cancer Research Grant Program Nomination

March 7, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.:
Elizabeth Illingworth, Ph.D.: Analysis and Rescue of Brain Phenotypes in a Mouse Model of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

March 16th, 2017, 1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.:
Collaboration Essentials: Structuring One-on-one Meetings
This webinar is for statisticians and data scientists whose goal is to increase their impact on projects by improving the way they collaborate with others. We believe that structuring a problem and then structuring a meeting with a domain expert are first steps toward establishing collaborative working relationships. We will introduce the Q1Q2Q3 process, which is effective structure for any applied statistics or consulting problem. We will also cover the POWER structure, which provides an easy-to-use method for organizing a meeting for success. With these structures in place to support collaboration, statisticians can free their brains to focus on the context of the problem and the details that lead to effective statistical solutions to answer the domain experts’ research, business, or policy questions. We have found that by using such processes and structures, statisticians can increase their impact on projects and improve their collaborative relationships with others.
This presentation will be available via live video stream.

March 22nd, 2017:
Jessica Freeling of our Physiology Core Facility will be presenting a webinar on the assessment of colorectal cancer (CRC) using ultrasound. To register to watch the webinar, go to: and click ‘Register Now.’ If you are unable to watch live, the presentation will be available at the same link within a few days.

March 28th, 2017, 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.:
The UNMC Vice Chancellor for Research Office will hold a seminar and panel discussion on scientific rigor in the DRC Auditorium. All are encouraged to attend, especially anyone who is planning on applying for NIH funding in the coming year. Session topics and more information.
This event will also be live streamed using:

March 29th, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
The Vice Chancellor for Research Office is sponsoring a panel discussion on K Awards in the Sorrell Center, Room 2018. If you are planning on applying for funding through a K mechanism, join us to hear from others who have successfully received K Awards in the past, or review them on NIH Study Sections, as they give tips on writing this unique type of grant. This event will be live streamed using

April 4th, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.:
Grand Rounds: Have We Made Progress In Chronic GVHD?

April 7th, 2017, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m.:
Dr Hendrix gives a presentation about the state of the research on Alzheimer's disease.

Imaging the Mind and Brain

April 10th, 2017, 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.:
Imaging the Mind and Brain: Roadmap to Oppertunities for UNMC

April 13, 2017, 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.:
Martin Lindquist is presenting Introduction to Functional Neuroimaging
Understanding the brain is arguably among the most complex, important and challenging issues in science today. Neuroimaging is an umbrella term for an ever-increasing number of minimally invasive techniques designed to study the brain. These include a variety of rapidly evolving technologies for measuring brain properties, such as structure, function and disease pathophysiology. The analysis of neuroimaging data is an example of a modern big data problem, and the data is not only large but also has a complex correlation structure in both space and time. Statistics plays a crucial role in understanding the nature of the data and obtaining relevant results that can be used and interpreted by neuroscientists. In this talk we will focus on methods for performing functional neuroimaging (e.g., functional MRI) and discuss how these techniques can be used to detect areas of the brain activated by a task, determine how different brain regions are connected and communicate with one another, and how brain measurements can be used for prediction and classification purposes.
Livestream available at: Trouble viewing call (402) 559-8090

April 19th, 2017, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.:
Third Annual Pediatric Pain Conference
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
8200 Dodge St.
Glow Auditorium Third Floor
Live Stream

April 20th, 2017, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.:
Center for Patient, Family, and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management (CENTRIC): Networking to Trigger your research SPARK for Chronic Care Management
CENTRIC sponsors a research interest group convened with an initiative to provide opportunities to enhance our knowledge of one anothers work and collaborate on future research projects. As part of this initiative, we are excited to invite you to submit a poster for this Networking Event. You will have the opportunity to give a 5-minute presentation that highlights your research interests and outcomes.
We would love for folks to share their implementation science and team science projects, works in progress, or lessons learned. We will have a series of Rapid Communication Presentations that will include 5 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of discussion.
If interested in sharing your work, please fill out the attached poster template and send it to, no later than April 13, 2017 to be printed.
If you have any questions send them to, or call Laura Robbins at 402-559-6626.

April 24th, 2017, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and April 25th, 2017, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.:
NIH Grant Writing Workshop
Presented by: Dr. Fatah Kashanchi, George Mason University of Virginia
Location: UNMC Lauritzen Outpatient Center, 4th Floor Auditorium
Please register by April 20th by contacting: Sara Dejano – or 402-559-9523
Live Stream

April 26th, 2017, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.
Randomized Phase II Clinical Trial Design
Presented by Matthew S. Mayo, PhD, MBA
Maurer Center For Public Health Room 3013
Live Stream
Trouble viewing call (402) 559-8090

May 2nd, 2017, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. ET:
An Update on the PhUSE Standard Analyses and Code Sharing Working Group Online Webinar
Presenters: Mary Nilsson, Eli Lily, and Hanming Tu, Accenture
Sponsors: Biopharmaceutical Section and Section for Statistical Programmers and Analysts
Trouble viewing? Call 402-559-8090

May 3rd, 2017, 8 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.:
Tran Lectureship "Professionalism: WWDPTD"
Presented by Dr. John Ma

May 8th, 2017, 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.:
Building Regional Informatics Capacity for Clinical/Translational and Pragmatic Research Through the Greater Plains Collaborative
College of Nursing (CON) 201
The Great Plains IDeA-CTR is supported by the National Institute Of General Medical Sciences, 1U54GM115458-01

May 10th, 2017, 2:30 p.m. ET:
TheScientist Webinar: Microglial Activation: Understanding Neuroinflammation's Origins
Kathleen Maguire-Zeiss, PhD
Colin K. Combs, PhD

May 24th-26th, 2017:
IDeA Discovery Phase Proteomics Workshop
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR

June 1st, 2017:
Second Annual Human Movement Variability Conference

June 1st-2nd, 2017:
Engaging Patients and Other Stakeholders in Translational Research: Tools and Best Practices for Research Teams

June 1st, 2017:
Second Annual Human Movement Variability Conference
Scott Conference Center

Guest speakers currently include: Dr. Alena Grabowski, University of Colorado and Dr. Jason Gillette, Iowa State University.


Guidelines for Abstract submissions for Poster Presentations and Competitive Oral Presentations:
The conference will include:

June 3rd-4th
3rd Annual Northern Great Plains Lipids Conference
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, Canada

June 6th-7th
Nebraska Chronic Disease Summit

June 12th, 2017, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.:
Design and Critique of Grants for Implementation Research
Ed Ellerbeck, MD, MPH – Kansas University Medical Center
College of Nursing (CON) 2018
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June 19th-30th, 2017:
Interdisciplinary Training in Computational Neuroscience, University of Missouri
Application Deadline: March 1st, 2017

July 11, 2017, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., DRC1 1004:
Please join us for the next Tech Talk seminar.

Lee Mosley will present “CT/SPECT in Small Animal Biomedical Research”

This seminar series features research that uses UNMC core facility technologies. Speakers include core scientists, principal investigators, instrument tech reps and occasionally outside researchers. The purpose of the series is to highlight the variety of ways core technologies can be applied to research questions, with a special emphasis on technology new to UNMC. Tech Talks are held the second Tuesday of every other month from 1-2pm in DRC Room 1004.

July 17, 2017, 1 p.m. EDT:
Early Independence Award
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July 17, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT:
Pioneer Award
Register and submit questions to

July 24, 2017, 1 p.m. EDT:
New Innovator Award
Register and submit questions to

July 24, 2017, 3 p.m. EDT:
Transformative Research Award
Register and submit questions to

July 18th-20th, 2017,
August 1st-3rd, 2017

IDeA Sponsored Workshop on Proteomics
IDeA CTR Sponsored Event
Two dates still available: July 18-20, 2017 or August 1-3, 2017

August 14th-15th, 2017:
Dissemination & Implementation Science T3/T4 Workshop
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. & 7:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

August 14th-18th, 2017:
2017 NIMHD Health Disparities Research Institute

August 15th-16th, 2017:
The annual Center for Brain and Behavior Research symposium will be held on the Vermillion campus of the University of South Dakota on August 15-16.

Please join us and consider presenting your work at the poster session. Attendance is free but registration is required and closes July 28th.For more details including the schedule of events and to register, click here.

August 21st, 2017, 12 p.m.-1 p.m.,
College of Nursing (CON) 2020:
Please join us for the next Tech Talk seminar.
Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway will present “Health Status of Great Plains Region: The Roles of Population-Based Health Indicators in Clinical Translational Research”


September 18, 2017:
Musculoskeletal Regenerative Research Conference
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September 20, 8a.m. – 4:30p.m.,
University of Nebraska - Lincoln:

The Nebraska Center for the Prevention of Obesity Diseases third annual fall symposium

Registration is free and required for the daylong event. The symposium is open to anyone interested in exploring relevant topics and networking with researchers.

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

September 25, 2017, 12p.m.-1p.m.,
CON 2020:

Health Status of Great Plains Region: The Roles of Population-Based Health Indicators in Clinical Translational Research

Shinobu Watanabe-Galloway - UNMC
Department of Epidemiology
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October 2nd, 2017, 12p.m.-1p.m.
College of Public Health Rm 3013:

Nutrition and Physical Activity in Child Care Settings: Building Blocks for a Healthy Head Start in Life
Presented by Tempitope O. Erinosho, Ph.D.

October 4th-6th, 2017:
New Mexico NIH Sponsored Meeting on Clinical Neurostimulation.

October 9th, 2017, 12p.m.-1p.m.
College of Nursing Rm 2020:

Incorporating Economic Evaluation in Clinical and Translational Research.
Presented by Dr. Fernando Wilson, PhD

October 16th-17th, 2017:
Greater Plains Collaborative Learning Engagement Conference

For more information and to register for conference, click here.

November 7th-9th, 2017:
The 19th Annual HHS SBIR/STTR Conference will commence Tuesday, November 7, 2017 and conclude Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Hilton Milwaukee Conference Center in the heart of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

November 13th, 2017, 12p.m.-1p.m.
College of Nursing Rm 2020:

Information Flow for Molecular Pathology Data Using Standards: from Sequencer to Electronic Health Record
Presented by,
W. Scott Campbell, PhD, MBA

November 14th, 2017, 1p.m.-2p.m.
DRC1 Rm 1004:
Radiolabeling Facility: a source of radioactive reagents for drug development, diagnosois, and therapy.
Presented by,
Nina Baranowska-Kortylewicz, PhD

November 15th, 2017, 12p.m.:
Mind and Brain Health Seminar: Research in Parkinson's Disease
Presented by,
Danish Bhatti, MD
Click here to live stream.

March 8th, 2018, 8a.m.-5p.m.
College of public health 3013:

Getting SMART about Adaptive Interventions Workshop at UNMC

Presented by,
Ahnalee Brincks, PhD and
Daniel Almirall, PhD

December 11th, 2017, 12p.m.-1p.m.
CON 2020:
IDeA-CTR Seminar Series - Using Social Media Ads for Clinical Trials

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February 12, 2018, 12pm – 1pm
CNS 40118:

New NIH Application Requirements

Click here to watch via Vidyo

March 8th, 2018, 8a.m.-5p.m.
College of public health 3013:

Getting SMART about Adaptive Interventions Workshop at UNMC

Presented by,
Ahnalee Brincks, PhD and
Daniel Almirall, PhD

March 9, 2018, 12pm – 1pm
Maurer center for public health, Rm 3013:

Alcohol Misuse, Intimate Partner Violence, and Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancy in Northern Plains Native Communities: Symptoms, Syndemics, and Systems

Presented By,
Arielle R. Deutsch, Ph.D.

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March 12, 2018, 12pm – 1pm
College of Nursing (CON) 2017:

Recruitment and Retention – Art or Science?

Presented by,
Cyrus Desouza, MBBS
Professor Internal Medicine
Division of Diabetes, Endocrine & Metabolism
University of Nebraska Medical Center

March 16, 2018, 12pm – 1pm
CNS Rm 40118,

CENTRIC Research Interest Group (RIG) Reboot

Presented by,
Center for Patient Family and Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management (CENTRIC)

April 9, 2018, 12pm – 1pm
Center for Nursing Science (CNS) 40118:

Social Network Based Techniques for Understanding Hard To Reach Populations

Presented By,
Kirk Dombrowski, PhD

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May 14, 2018, 12pm – 1pm
Center for Nursing Science (CNS) 40118:

Development of a Predictive Model to Assess Pancreatic Cancer Risk Using Machine Learning

Presented By,
Evi Farazi, PhD

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May 18, 2018, 8am – 5pm
The Dr. Stanley M. and Dorothy Truhlsen Campus Events Center :

Big Data Methodology Workshop

Presented By,
Great Plains IDeA-CTR Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Research Design (BERD) KCA

 June 1, 2018, 1:30-7 p.m
Truhlsen Campus Events Center :

The UNMC College of Medicine Research Retreat

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 June 7, 2018, 8am - 12:20pm
University of Nebraska-Omaha

Grant Writing Workshop

Presented By,
Paul Casella, MFA

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 June 19, 2018, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
UNMC College of Nursing Science, 40118

Opportunities(and Challenges) Using EHR Data for Research

Presented By,
Tamara Winden, PhD

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July 9, 2018, 12pm-1pm
Center for Nursing Science (CNS), Room 40118

Precision Medicine Informatics

Presented By,
Elmer Bernstam, MD, MSE

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July 12th & 13th, 2018
Children’s Hospital & Medical Center
8200 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE.
Glow Auditorium - Third Floor

Embedded Human Factors in Health Care