CTR Seminar Series

Target Audience
CTR investigators  | Faculty | Researchers | Staff
Educational Objectives
The objective of these presentations is to foster more CTR collaborations and teams, to solve complex problems such as the diseases of aging across the lifespan, which is the initial research focus of the Great Plains IDeA-CTR.
The purpose of these lectures is to develop expertise, share innovative approaches, and disseminate available resources across the consortium.
Contact Information:
If you have questions for presenters or suggestions for topics, please contact our
Education Coordinator at 402.552.2260 or gpctr@unmc.edu

2020 Schedule





Jasmine Riviere Marcelin, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine and Co-Director, Digital Innovation and Social Media,

Digital Media in Healthcare

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Elizabeth Chrischilles, PhD
Professor and Head Department of Epidemiology, Pomerantz Chair in Public Health, Director, Health Effectiveness Research Center,
University of Iowa

PCORnet, the GPC, and Networked Research Opportunities & Obstacles

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Devin Koestler, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Data Science,

Statistical Approaches in Epigenetic Research

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Christian Haas, PhD
Assistant Professor, Information Systems and Quantitative Analysis,

Machine Learning

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W. Scott Campbell, MBA, PhD
Associate Professor, Sr. Director of Research Technologies, Director of Pathology and Public Health Informatics,

Research IT Office Resources and Service for CTR

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Gary Stein, PhD
Director, University of Vermont Cancer Center and Professor and Chairperson, Departments of Biochemistry and Surgery,
University of Vermont College of Medicine

Research within a rural primary care PBRN as part of the Northern New England IDeA-CTR

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Neil Sarkar, PhD
Director of the Center for Biomedical Informatics, Associate Professor of Medical Science,
Brown University

Rhode Island HIE and Clinical and Translational Research

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Past Seminars



Title (Video Archive)



Kelly Cawcutt, MD, MS
Assistant Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Associate Medical Director,
Infection Prevention and Control, UNMC

Leveraging the Power of Social Media in Medicine
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Shirely Moore, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAHA
Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor Emerita,
Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio

CENTRIC Event: The Art of Science and Critique and How Your Research Program Can Survive the Funding Era: Tips to Succeed
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Aminah Jatoi, MD
Professor of Oncology,
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Trial Participation in Older Adults: Lessons Learned from Cancer Trials
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Judy Kopun
Coordinator of Recruitment and Quality Assurance,
Boys Town National Research Hospital
Mary Thomas
Human Subjects Recruitment Advisor,
Boys Town National Research Hospital

Supporting Clinical Translational Research through a Recruitment Database
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Jason Nickla, JD, LLM
Vice President and Director of Intellectual Property,
UNeMed Corporation

UneMed: Commercializing Intellectual Property in Research and Medicine
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides
Link to Inventor Handbook


Nancy Waltman, PhD, APRN-NP
Kara Smith, MS
Robin Lally, PhD, MS, RN, AOCN, FAAN
Lisa Spellman
Kevin Epperson, BGS, CIP
University of Nebraska Medical Center

PANEL: Fitting Recruitment Strategies to Your Population
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Kaleb Michaud, PhD
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Registries and Database Development at the Clinical/Population Level: Real-world experience studying patients with rheumatoid arthritis
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Oleg Shats
Assistant Director for Cancer Informatics
Eppley Institute for Cancer Research
University of Nebraska Medical Center

Integrated Cancer Repository for Cancer Research (iCaRe2)
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Rebecca Hubbard, PhD
Associate Professor of Biostatistics
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

The Role of Data Provenance in the Estimation and Analysis of EHR-Derived Phenotypes
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Stephen Rennard, MD
Professor at University of Nebraska Medical Center
Senior Vice President, Early Clinical Development,
IMED Biotech Unit, AstraZeneca

Partnering with Industry for Clinical Translational research
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


James Bovaird,PhD
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
Program Director, Quantitative, Qualitative & Psychometric Methods Program
University of Nebraska Lincoln

Mixture Models in the Social, Behavioral, and Education Sciences: Classification Applications Using Mplus
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Tony Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Neurological Sciences
Scientific Director - Center for Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
University of Nebraska Kearney

Functional MRI and MEG in Clinical Translational Research
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Sarah Holstein, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Division of Oncology & Hematology
University of Nebraska Medical Center

How to Write a Letter of Intent
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Mahbubul Majumder, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Mathematics
University of Nebraska Omaha

Data Visualization


Kate Heelan, PhD, FACSM
Professor/Director, Department of Kinesiology and Sport Sciences
University of Nebraska Kearney

A Community Approach to Pediatric Obesity Treatment: Kearney Public Schools and Building Healthy Families
Archive Video


Jaime Bland, DNP, RN
Chief Executive Officer, Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)

Kevin Borcher, PharmD
PDMPD Program Director at Nebraska Health Information Initiative (NeHII)

NeHII Strategic Direction, Population Health Analytics and Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Elmer Bernstam, MD
Professor, General Internal Medicine University of Texas

Precision Medicine Informatics

PowerPoint Slides


Paraskevi Farazi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology

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


Kirk Dombrowski PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology
University of Nebraska Lincoln

Social network-based techniques for understanding hard-to-reach populations
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Cyrus Desouza, MBBS
Professor, Division of Diabetes, Endocrine & Metabolism

Recruitment and Retention – Art or Science?
Archive Video


Beth DeCarolis, CRA
Assistant Director,Sponsored Programs Administration

New NIH Grant Application Requirements
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Jeff Curtis, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Department of Rheumatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Big Data, Small Data, Big Data in the Small and its Integration into Healthcare & Research
Archive Video


Abby Meyer
Social Media Consultant Public Relations

New Recruitment Techniques
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


W. Scott Campbell, PhD, MBA
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Microbiology

Efforts to link molecular pathology results and anatomic pathology encoding to the EHR for cancer research
Archive Video


Fernando Wilson, PhD
Associate Professor,Department of Health Services Research & Administration

Incorporating Economic Evaluation in Clinical & Translational Research
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Shinobu, Watanabe-Galloway, PhD
Vice-Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology

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

PowerPoint Slides


Christopher Wichman, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics

Investigational Design I/II
Archive Video


Ed Ellerbeck, MD, MPH
Chair and Professor, Preventive Medicine & Public Health
Kansas University Medical Center

Design and Critique of Grants for Implementation Research
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Russ Waitman, PhD
Professor and Director of Medical Informatics
Kansas University Medical Center

Building Regional Informatics Capacity for Clinical/Translational and Pragmatic Research through the Greater Plains Collaborative
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Ken Saag, MD, MSC
Professor, Division of Clinical Immunology & Rheumatology
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Elements of Successful Research Mentoring and where to find funding as Junior Clinical Investigator
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides


Ashok Mudgapalli, PhD
Director, Research Information Technology Office (RITO)
Fang Yu, PhD
Director of CCORDA and Professor of Biostatistics

Research IT and Biostatistics Resources for Clinical and Translational Research
Archive Video

PowerPoint Slides – Part 1

PowerPoint Slides– Part 2


Babu Guda, PhD
Professor, Director of Bioinformatics & Systems Biology Core
Purnima Guda, PhD
Director, EHR Access Core
Jim McClay, MD
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Accessing Biomedical Informatics Resources for Clinical and Translational Research
Archive Video

PowerPoint – Part 1

PowerPoint – Part 2

PowerPoint – Part 3


Lynn Johnson, PhD
Professor and Associate Dean for Faulty Affairs & Institutional Effectiveness
University of Michigan

Health Records in the Cloud: Success Requires Both Technical and Cultural Change
Archive Video

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