UCARE students will assist researchers with our funded self-management intervention to address the challenge of adherence to chronic disease clinical treatment guidelines. Our 8-week self-management intervention uses tailored strategies (problem-solving, decision-making, action planning, self-tailoring, resource utilization and forming a patient-provider partnership) and a mobile health app. Patients enrolled must be diagnosed with heart failure, COPD, diabetes or hypertension and have at least one other chronic disease to participate in the study.
Streams in Nebraska not only provide important habitats for birds and fish, but they also carry water used for irrigation and recharge groundwater that can be used for drinking water. The quality of stream water is dependent, in part, on the nutrients in it. High levels of nitrogen and phosphorus – often from surrounding fields or rangeland – can impair stream water, as well as lead to eutrophication of aquatic ecosystems. However, streams can also process these nutrients, minimizing the risks to eutrophication.
This project will involve modeling the dynamics of artificial neural networks using ideas from statistical physics, and control theory. Undergraduates with strong interest in physics/math/programming are encouraged to apply for theoretical and computational work in this exciting new area.
Paid by UCARE Funding for Summer 20 or Academic Year 2021
Hours Per Week
This FIELD-BASED project is part of an education abroad, global research experience that is conducted in Ethiopia and Zambia; consequently TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR this UCARE opportunity, YOU MUST BE ACCEPTED INTO THIS EDUCATION ABROAD PROGRAM. It is focused on food security, health, and nutrition, thus studying the availability, accessibility, use-ability, and sustainability of foods, the impact of micro and macro-nutrient deficiency on health (such as dental disease, growth, and susceptibility to other infectious entities), and on diseases that prevent the use-ability of food, is necessary.
The Interpersonal Violence Research lab is recruiting undergraduate students to assist in all aspects of various ongoing research studies. As a part of the IVR lab, students will be trained in the methodologically rigorous approaches to studying interpersonal violence and provided with the knowledge and skills to translate this research into meaningful intervention, prevention and policy efforts.
This position in the Dynamical Systems Lab (DSL) in MME department is for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) based study of active fluid systems. An 'active fluid' is a suspension of particles that can propel by extracting energy from its surrounding fluid medium, and display collective motion patterns. In this project, students will learn the physics of these systems, and perform CFD simulations. Ideally, the applicants would have taken a fluid mechanics course.
The laboratory of Dr. Jiujiu Yu in Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at the University of Nebraska Lincoln is recruiting one undergraduate student and one part-time research technician to work on a research project that focuses on anti-inflammatory functions of dietary molecules. The research will involve cell culture, mouse models, and many state-of-the-art molecular and biochemical techniques. Previous laboratory research experience is preferred but not required.