MEDIA ADVISORY: University of Nebraska Board of Regents to meet, make campus visit to UNMC
The University of Nebraska Board of Regents will make a campus visit to the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014. On Friday, Feb. 21, the Board will hold a brief meeting at Varner Hall, 3835 Holdrege St. in Lincoln.

The agenda for Thursday’s campus visit includes remarks from the new UNMC chancellor, Dr. Jeffrey Gold, who began this month, as well as updates on various UNMC initiatives, including the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. A detailed itinerary follows:

9 a.m.: Remarks from NU President James B. Milliken
Location: Andrews Board Room

9:10 a.m.: Chancellor’s Welcome – A Vital Future for UNMC
Location: Andrews Board Room
Presenters: Chancellor Jeffrey Gold

9:55 a.m.: Cancer Center Update – Full Speed Ahead
Location: Durham Research Center, Room 8003
Presenters: Dr. Ken Cowan, director, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

10:40 a.m.: The Promise of Artificial Cartilage
Location: Durham Research Center II, Room 1002
Presenters: Dr. Andrew Dudley, associate professor of genetics cell biology and anatomy and special scientist in regenerative medicine; and Dr. Angela Pannier, associate professor of biological systems engineering

11:20 a.m.: Bench to Bedside – The Nebraska Biobank and Clinical Research Center
Location: University Tower
Presenters: Dr. Jennifer Larsen, vice chancellor for research, and Dr. Chris Kratochvil, associate vice chancellor for clinical research, chief medical officer for UNeHealth and professor of psychiatry

Noon: Lunch – Highlights from the UNMC Leadership Team
Location: Sorrell Center, Truhlsen Campus Events Center

1:10 p.m.: Pharmacy Collaboration in Rural Areas
Location: Sorrell Center, Room 3030
Presenters: Dr. Ally Dering-Anderson, clinical assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy; Dr. Donald Klepser, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy; and Dr. Julie Oestreich, assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy

1:50 p.m.: SHARING the Experience – Learning at its Finest
Location: College of Public Health, Room 3020
Presenters: Dr. Audrey Paulman, clinical assistant professor of family medicine; Joshua Gruhl, student in the College of Medicine; Ashley Neumann, student in the College of Pharmacy; Ali McCabe, student in the College of Medicine; and Rashelle Smith, student in the School of Allied Health Professions

2:30 p.m.: Multitasking Has its Limits
Location: Center for Healthy Living, Room 1036
Presenters: Dr. Dawn Venema, assistant professor in the School of Allied Health Professions Division of Physical Therapy Education, and Dr. Joseph Siu, assistant professor in the School of Allied Health Professions Division of Physical Therapy Education and director of the Clinical Movement Analysis Laboratory

3:15 p.m.: Recent Developments in the Treatment of Autism
Location: Munroe-Meyer Institute
Presenters: Dr. Wayne Fisher, H.B. Munroe Professor of Behavioral Research in the Munroe-Meyer Institute and Department of Pediatrics and director of the Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

3:50 p.m.: Depart

On Friday, the Board’s Academic Affairs Committee will meet at 11 a.m. Terry Hartle, senior vice president at the American Council on Education, will lead a discussion on higher education public policy.

Lunch is at noon. The Board meeting begins at 12:30 p.m. The Board’s only action item is consideration of honorary degrees and awards.

The committee meeting and Board meeting will be audio-streamed live at www.nebraska.edu. The agenda is available online here.

Contact: Melissa Lee
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