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Cultivating Research Funding Growth

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Pouring liquid into Erlenmeyer flask UNMC Research Rockets Above $100 Million
In 1999, researchers at UNMC accepted a challenge to triple grant funding in 10 years. Now, a decade later, funding has increased by 322 percent despite inflation and the economic downturn.

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Maze A Quest for Memory
After Tsuneya Ikezu, M.D., Ph.D., finally understood Einstein’s relativity theories, he turned his attention to memory impairment for people with dementia.

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Rob Markin, M.D., Ph.D. An Innovator at Heart
From childhood, Rod Markin, M.D., Ph.D., loved to solve problems. Recently, he was honored as one of the most prolific inventors at UNMC.

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Julia Bridge, M.D. Getting it Right
There’s nobody better in the world at analyzing bone and soft tissue tumors than pathologist Julia Bridge, M.D. She’s a true Sherlock Holmes in her profession.

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Chess board Cure for Cancer Lies in Strategy
Cancer is not one disease, but many and that’s why it’s so hard to cure. Cancer researcher Rob Lewis, Ph.D., has adopted ancient Chinese warrior strategies in his effort to develop therapies for this elusive enemy.

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Tom Rosenquist, Ph.D.

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Iqbal Ahmad, Ph.D.


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Manish Tiwari, Ph.D., M.B.B.S., controlling a surgical robot

Tiny Surgeons

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Web extras icon Watch how CAST is transforming surgery.
Mark Carlson, M.D.

Under the Microscope

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Watch how the liquid bandage and tissue regeneration works.

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