Worlds of Connections is a University of Nebraska–Lincoln-led Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) that is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It is the third SEPA at UNL and will continue the outstanding work by Judy Diamond and her team in the World of Viruses and Biology of Human projects. Our long-term goals are to 1) enhance the diversity of the bio-behavioral and biomedical workforce by increasing interest in network science among members of underrepresented minority communities and to 2) promote public understanding of the benefits of NIH-funded research for public health.

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We couple best practices in science education with innovative approaches.


We will pursue two specific aims to stimulate interest in and improve the accessibility of health science research.


We will enhance public understanding of the role of network science in health research and public health.

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