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University of Nebraska Medical Center
English Name: University of Nebraska Medical Center
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: USA
Found Year: 1880
Address: 987815 Nebraska Medical Center

University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) is an academic health center with seven colleges:  Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Public Health, Graduate Studies and Allied Health Professions.  The main campus is located in Omaha, while the College of Dentistry is located in Lincoln. The College of Allied Health Professions has an additional campus in Kearney while the College of Nursing has an additional four campuses across the state of Nebraska.  In addition to its’ main campus, UNMC has nearly 100 rural training sites across the state for its professional training programs that make it effectively a “500 miles campus”.  The College of Medicine includes five basic science departments and 15 clinical departments, which conduct research and education. The College of Allied Health Professions oversees 14 allied health-training programs. Graduate Studies includes 22 defined MS/PhD programs and is the entry point for MS/PhD graduate training, which includes the Medical Science Interdepartmental Area (MSIA), which allows students to define an individualized study program.  It also has an umbrella PhD Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences (IGPBS) that contains six interdisciplinary research-focused programs where students can choose from more than 200 research laboratories and 28 basic science and clinical departments for their training and it also has the biomedical informatics program, a collaborative project of UNMC with the University of Nebraska at Omaha College of Information Sciences and Technology. UNMC has defined MD/PhD, Pharm D/MPH, MD/MPH programs. UNMC’s College of Medicine is ranked among the top 10 in the US by the US News and World for training of Primary Care Physicians.  Doctoral and postdoctoral students also benefit from opportunities to be part of translational research teams. 


UNMC has established relationships with scientific/medical programs in the Asia Pacific region including China and South Korea to provide collaborative exchange programs in research and medical training opportunities.  UNMC has partnered with 11 different schools/universities in China alone and in 17 additional countries.


University of Nebraska Medical Center has three integrated research institutes.  The National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center opened a new facility of integrated clinical care and research in May 2017, adding 98 laboratories and 201,245 sq ft dedicated to cancer research. The Buffett Cancer Center has national expertise in pancreatic cancer, breast cancer, mechanisms of cell signaling and metastasis, and lymphoma research and care.  The Munroe Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation is a federally designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) education, research, and service incorporated into UNMC in 1968.  Their 58 faculty and NIH-funded laboratories are focused on inter-disciplinary and collaborative education, research, training, and clinical service programs for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities and their families.  The institute also provides referral genetic testing, including developing new research tests for clinicians and laboratories around the world. The newest Institute, the Child Health Research Institute, is a partnership between UNMC and Children’s Hospital of Omaha and is focused on cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, cancer, and rare diseases.


UNMC faculty conduct research in the Scott Research Tower of the Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Durham Research Centers I and II, the UNMC Center for Drug Discovery, Eppley Science Hall, Eppley Cancer Institute, Wittson Hall, Williams College of Pharmacy, College of Dentistry, and Lied Transplant Tower, with a total of 546,712, square feet of space.  Investigators have access to a full range of translational core facilities, including next generation genetic sequencing, proteomics, flow cytometry, microscopy, biorepositories, biomedical informatics, bio-imaging, and a regenerative medicine program.  UNMC also has a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility for cellular therapies and a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) facility for Nanomedicine manufacturing.


UNMC is also currently building a 125,000 square foot global destination interprofessional experiential center for enduring learning (iEXCEL) that will house state of the art simulation equipment, with a virtual hospital and surgical suites, a 3 Dimensional cave, and holographic technology and equipment for telemedicine and tele-education, and be the home for the National Center for Health Security and Biopreparedness.  The center will be dedicated to health professions and graduate student education and training, precision training of health care professionals and educational and research focused on developing new virtual reality and simulation tools, educational research, training evaluation, and behavioral research. In 2015, the university and it’s hospital partner, Nebraska Medicine were one of three US academic centers designated as the National Ebola Training and Education Center, which is also designated to lead efforts for the conduct of clinical trials aimed at evaluating treatments for emerging infectious diseases


UNMC has nationally and internationally recognized and federally funded programs in cancer research, neurosciences, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases, drug development including nanomedicine, transplantation, and rural health disparities with 14 funded Centers of Excellence. 


UNMC has affiliations with three separate hospital systems.  Nebraska Medicine includes a 624-bed tertiary care facility with specialized clinical facilities for bone marrow transplant and cancer care; solid organ transplant (liver, heart, kidney, pancreas, and intestine); heart disease, stroke, acute psychiatric, and burn units; radiation therapy and imaging (IMRT, CT, MR,MR-spectroscopy, MEG, nuclear medicine, and PET); a regional trauma center; neonatal and multiple adult ICUs; operating suits with built-in robotics; three hyperbaric oxygen units; a secure bio containment inpatient unit for highly infectious agents; and a full service clinical laboratory that provides national referral services.  Nebraska Medicine also includes a number of outpatient facilities and Bellevue Hospital, a community hospital. UNMC is also affiliated with the 145-bed Omaha Children’s Hospital and Medical Center that provides primary and referral specialty pediatric care as well as the only dedicated pediatric emergency room in the region. 


UNMC Colleges of Medicine and Dentistry also have an affiliation with the Western Iowa-Nebraska VA Health System, which includes a 100-bed inpatient facility, outpatient clinic, rural telehealth facilities, and an additional eight residential substance abuse beds. 


UNMC has shown steady growth in NIH and total research funding for the last 10 years and is poised for continued growth in funded research and training.

Total Enrollment:2921
           International Students:140(5%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:743
           International Students:7(1%)
Graduate Enrollment:2178
           International Students:133(6%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Allied Health Professions
           Public Health
Master's Degree Programs
           Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
           Cancer Research
           Cellular & Integrative Physiology
           Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy
           Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area
           Pathology & Microbiology
           Pharmaceutical Sciences
           Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience
Doctoral Programs
           Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
           Cancer Research
           Cellular & Integrative Physiology
           Environmental, Agricultural and Occupational Health
           Genetics, Cell Biology & Anatomy
           Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research
           Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy
           Medical Sciences Interdepartmental Area
           Pathology & Microbiology
           Pharmaceutical Sciences
           Pharmacology and Experimental Neuroscience

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