About our COBRE Grant
The MOVCENTR fosters productive research within our thematic scientific focus by producing highly promising young faculty striving for independent research. Each research project is supported by the Center to achieve this mission. The motor related disorders encompassed by these projects illustrate our overall vision for a research center striving to generate high impact, high quality research in human movement variability and emphasizes the clinical translational nature of our mentoring approach.
All COBRE research is housed and performed under the MOVCENTR. All other state and federal research is performed in the Department of Biomechanics. Both units are under the umbrella of the Division of Biomechanics and Research Development.
This structure has created a collaborative environment, integrating academia and hands on research for students. This academic structure of excellence is the first academic Department of Biomechanics in the United States that graduates biomechanists (our future DA VINCIs) with a BS in Biomechanics demonstrating that Nebraska is seeking to capitalize on a scientific niche of great future promise.
Dr. Sara Myers received an R01 titled, Improving Mobility in Peripheral Artery Disease Using Ankle Foot Orthosis. Dr. Myers was awarded $2 million in NIH funding for this project.
Dr. Brian Knarr received an R15 titled, Impact of Assistive Device Use During Treadmill and Overground Walking Post-stroke. Dr. Knarr was awarded half a million dollars in funding for this project.
Dr. Nate Hunt received an R15 titled, Mechanisms of Fall Resistance to Diverse Slipping Conditions. Dr. Hunt was awarded half a million dollars in funding for this project.
Each project is not only changing the research culture at UNO but is providing opportunities for students to receive hands on research experience. The students are able to learn how to work with patients and subjects, the importance of informed consent, and collect and analyze data.