About Us

Munroe-Meyer Institute

Welcome to the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) website. The Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation is located in Omaha, Nebraska on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus. The Munroe-Meyer Institute originated in the late 1950’s as a place for children with polio to receive treatment. Since becoming a part of UNMC in 1968, the Institute expanded its mission to provide statewide services and supports to children and adults with developmental disabilities, genetic disorders, and special healthcare needs.

With approximately 230,000 people with disabilities in the state of Nebraska, the need for specialized programs and support services to improve their quality of life is vital. As Nebraska’s federally designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD), the Institute provides state of the art services and supports across the state, and assists individuals and families in finding services in their local communities.

MMI provides diagnosis and treatment to approximately 15,000 children and adults annually.  MMI utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach that assures a comprehensive service program. Parents, teachers, therapists and community service providers are involved in our team approach. MMI provides state-wide technical assistance and consultation to Nebraska public schools and other programs across the state that provide services to children, youth and adults with disabilities.

As an academic unit of UNMC, MMI is committed to training health care professionals who will provide future care to children and adults with disabilities. MMI provides advanced training to students in a variety of specialized educational programs. The Institute has a strong commitment to applied and basic research related to the prevention and treatment of genetic disorders and developmental disabilities.

Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhDWe look forward to being a resource for you and your family.


Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD
Director, Munroe-Meyer Institute
University of Nebraska of Medical Center