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WHEN: Thursday, February 11, 2015 at 1:30 PM ET
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: The Disaster Information Specialist monthly webinar is free and open to everyone – please spread the word and invite others in your organizations, send to your email lists, and post to your social media accounts.
TOPIC: “From West Africa to Omaha: Research on Ebola and Other Emerging Pathogens”
This presentation will focus on the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s research on Ebola conducted within the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit. The speakers will review preparations by the biocontainment unit team as well as the IRB, which positioned them to be prepared not only to care for patients with Ebola, but to initiate and conduct research in a rapid and collaborative manner. A review of the development of the biocontainment unit as well as the development of the rapid response IRB will provide the background for a discussion on ways to efficiently and effectively conduct clinical research in the context of emerging pathogens.
Christopher Kratochvil, M.D., Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical Research, University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), Vice President for Research, Nebraska Medicine
Bruce Gordon, M.D., Executive Chairman, IRBs, UNMC, Professor, Pediatrics, UNMC
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