1a.Objectives (from AD-416):
The University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) will bring together regional institutions with a common interest in rural and other health disparities to establish the Great Plains Health Research Consortium (GPHRC). The ARS-Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center will be one of the regional research institutions in this consortium.
1b.Approach (from AD-416):
The Great Plains Health Research Consortium will link those research institutions through scientist-to-scientist interactions facilitated by electronic collaboration technologies, and will seek to foster the development of collaborative research projects through the use of funds leveraging, technology/methodology sharing, and some seed funding.
This project provided medical oversight of human studies conducted at the GFHNRC. This oversight was provided in the form of direction of the GFHNRC Human Subjects Safety Monitoring Committee which was chaired by a UNMC physician and clinical investigator. The committee oversaw 4 GFHNRC human studies protocols through teleconferences, e-mails and discussions at professional meetings.