If you think scientists just give rats shots and swish chemicals around in test tubes, here are some University of Nebraska Medical Center events for your reconsideration.
UNeMed Corp., UNMC's technology transfer arm, will host several free activities that are open to the public during its Innovation Week.
Demonstration Day will take place Monday, starting with an open house at 9 a.m. at the Durham Research Center on the west end of the UNMC campus, about one block north of Emilie and South 45th Streets.
At least seven scientists will make presentations Monday at 2:30 p.m. Their innovations have led to startup companies to develop improved surgical tools, lab equipment, medicine delivery strategies and other products.
Brian Johns of the GlaxoSmithKlein pharmaceutical company will speak Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the Durham Research Center auditorium. His talk is titled: "Making a Difference in HIV: The Discovery and Development of Tivicay."
Innovation Week concludes Thursday with the UNMC Research Innovation Awards. The ceremony will recognize UNMC scientists who received a patent over the past year, licensed a technology or developed an invention. UNeMed also will present awards for the most promising invention of 2013 and the innovator of the year.
Seats for the Innovation Awards may be reserved at https://iw2013.eventbrite.com.
More information about Innovation Week can be found on UNeMed's website at http://www.unemed.com/innovation-week.