University of Nebraska Medical Center

Early Career Investigator Program

The Early Career Investigator Program supports early career faculty with funding, mentorship and training.

Meet Our Awardees

The program provides up to $30,000 over two years and helps early faculty develop an R or K award or equivalent research career development application.

The program also helps network participants with finding appropriate mentors, identifying training needs, and providing a foundation to construct a feasibility research project by providing professional development opportunities.  


Stokes-Shackleford Professor of Rheumatology
Professor, Division of Rheumatology
Director, Professional Development Core, Great Plains IDeA-CTR

Dr. Ted Mikuls

Charlotte Peck Lienemann and Alumni Distinguished Chair in Nursing
Professor, UNMC College of Nursing
Director, Center for Patient, Family & Community Engagement in Chronic Care Management
Great Plains IDeA-CTR Operations Director, Professional Development Core

Lani Zimmerman
Heather Braddock, MA


Heather Braddock