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 acheive 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.
A new and more flexible academic structure, the Department of Biomechanics, has been created that now houses our Center and the majority of its investigators. 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.
Recruiting New Faculty and Staff
An assistant professor and an associate/full professor lines have been approved by the University. These lines were approved because of the success of our Center in our University. We are currently in the application search process for the new faculty to start August 2018.
The Center has already successfully grown to independent research. Dr. Sara Myers moved from a junior investigator to independent status by receiving an R01 for her work with Peripheral Arterial Disease.
Over the last several years, MOVCENTR has funded nine pilot projects, and four second year pilot projects.
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