What is INBRE?
INBRE (IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) is a project supported by the National Institute of Health (IDeA is from Institutional Development Award). The primary focus of INBRE is to enhance the competitiveness of biomedical research in Nebraska by supporting the training of students and the research efforts of faculty.
Who is involved?
The grant is housed at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. There are three Ph.D. training campuses: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska Medical Center, and Creighton University Medical Center.
Biology is the only department at UNK that provides an opportunity to be in this scholar program.
Other Undergraduate institutions are: University of Nebraska at Omaha (Biology), Wayne State College, Doane College, Creighton University, Chadron State College, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Saint Mary, and Nebraska Wesleyan University.
The community colleges include Little Priest Tribal College and Western Nebraska Community College.
How does INBRE at UNK work?
Students who have completed their sophomore year of college (and completed specific courses) apply for access into the program. If accepted the two year scholars program provides opportunities for mentored full time research during the first summer in the program. This first summer of research is executed on one of the Ph.D. granting training campuses. The scholars then commit to part time research on their home campus during the following two academic years and full time research on their home campus during their second summer in the program.
Financial support is provided for these undergraduates throughout their tenure as INBRE Scholars. Students are also given opportunities to attend national meetings and conferences. With the end result of the scholars program being to recruit students to graduate programs at Ph.D. granting institutions. Once a scholar has been admitted to a Ph.D. program, the INBRE project will provide support for the first year of graduate studies.
INBRE supported faculty at UNK:
For more information about the program, feel free to contact Dr. Kimberly Carlson.
Application forms and contract information (for the first summer and time at UNK):
UNK INBRE (BRIN) scholars
Resulting scholar publications in refereed journals (* designates scholar):