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NIH-funded integrative and organ systems pharmacology short course at UNMC 
An NIH-sponsored two-week short course on integrative and organ systems pharmacology for researchers from across the country will be taught on the UNMC and Creighton campuses from June 1-12 this year. The deadline for off-campus applications has passed and a few student slots remain. The remaining slots are available for UNMC graduate students, postdocs or faculty who may be interested in participating in the course. Some funds are available for needs-based scholarship assistance. Details on the course and the online application form are available at www.unmc.edu/iosp. The course includes basic information on the use of animal models and intact tissue preparations in biomedical research with an emphasis on neuro-behavioral and cardiovascular systems and assays. The course focuses on hands-on laboratory experiences along with supporting didactic training. The last two days of the course are spent on a more intensive individualized elective experience with a system of particular interest to each student in one of the affiliated Omaha laboratories. This training and skills set is designed to better prepare students for jobs in the pharmaceutical industry and to promote more integrative and translational research at academic research institutions. Contact Myron Toews, Ph.D., at mtoews@unmc.edu or 559-7197 or David Bylund, Ph.D., at dbylund@unmc.edu or 559-4788 for more information.

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