Mission
To lead research, education and clinical services at the interface between basic science and medical practice in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.

Vision
World-class clinical service, innovative research, outstanding educational opportunities in Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology.

At the beginning of the 21st century, we are amidst three major revolutions in science and medicine. Spectacular achievements are occurring each day in molecular and cell biology that greatly expand our horizons, simultaneously offering hope for conquering numerous terrible maladies that affect mankind, as well as challenging us to think beyond our present approaches to medicine and biology. The information age presents new, exciting, and rapidly evolving opportunities for our missions of teaching, research and clinical service. Health and bioinformatics are at the forefront of the explosive changes occurring in medicine and medical research. While these rapid changes are occurring in basic science, medicine and informatics, a revolution in health care delivery and in higher education is also well underway, forcing suppliers to provide quality services at lowest cost and demanding solutions to problems of access to health care, as well as a refocus on health maintenance rather than disease treatment. The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center develops, conveys and applies knowledge to further the science and practice of pathology and microbiology. We will provide the most thorough and motivating education and training for health professionals in the disciplines of pathology and microbiology, promoting lifelong learning and professional growth of faculty, learners, and staff. We will foster innovation, creativity and excellence in basic, translational and applied research. Through such actions, we will transform this expert knowledge and skills into the best quality healthcare for Nebraskans and beyond. Our vision is to be a premier department recognized locally, nationally and internationally for excellence in biomedical education, research, clinical practice and care, as well as academic leadership.

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