I-Week continues today with FDA insights seminar

Innovation Week, News

OMAHA, Nebraska (October 31, 2023)—Innovation Week continues today at noon when UNeMed hosts an hour-long virtual seminar, “Regulatory Insights.”

Margaret Kober, a project manager with the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, will share her insights, tips and strategies for Investigational New Drug Applications and the review process. Anyone may join the session via Zoom at https://bit.ly/Iweek23FDAinsights.

Margaret Kober

Margaret Kober

UNeMed produces Innovation Week every year as a way to celebrate and congratulate the world-class research and discovery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. It began Monday, Oct. 30, with the “Kickoff,” an open house event hosted in the Durham Research Center atrium.

Two additional events are planned for Wednesday, Nov. 1, beginning with panel discussion in the Sorrell Center, room 2010, at 9-11 a.m. and then the “Startup Showcase” at 4:30 p.m.

The panel discussion, “Women Innovators,” will feature three successful University of Nebraska inventors who will share their experiences with creating, developing and commercializing an innovation. Coffee and doughnuts will be available to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Panelists will include Elizabeth Bream, PhD, associate professor in the College of Nursing; Rebekah Gundry, PhD, Chair of UNMC’s Department of Cellular & Integrative Physiology; and Breanna Hetland, PhD, an assistant professor in UNMC’s College of Nursing.

“Idea Pub: Startup Pitch Showcase” will be held in the Wigton Heritage Center atrium. The Startup Showcase will run about two hours, and will highlight a handful of recent and successful startup companies that were all founded on innovations developed by University inventors. Free drinks will be provided, along with excellent networking opportunities to meet local entrepreneurs, investors, inventors and other members of the local startup community.

Innovation Week concludes on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 2, with the Innovation Awards at Hilton Omaha, located near 10th and Cass Streets in downtown Omaha.

An invitation-only event, the Awards will honor all UNMC and UNO inventors who disclosed a new invention, received a U.S. patent, or had their technology licensed during the previous fiscal year. UNeMed will also present special awards recognizing an Emerging Inventor, the Most Promising New Invention of the Year, and a Startup of the Year.

Further details can be found on UNeMed’s Innovation Week page.

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