The University of Nebraska is the public university system in the State of Nebraska. Founded in 1869 with one campus in Lincoln, the system now has four universities and an agricultural college, including:
- University of Nebraska at Kearney
- University of Nebraska at Lincoln
- University of Nebraska at Medical Center (Omaha, with nursing divisions in Lincoln, Kearney, Scottsbluff, and Norfolk)
- University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (Curtis)
As Nebraska's only public academic health sciences center, The University of Nebraska Medical Center is committed to the education of a 21st century healthcare work force, finding cures and treatments for devastating diseases, providing the best care for patients, and serving our state and its communities through award-winning outreach. UNMC is also committed to embracing the richness of diversity. UNMC has developed academic affiliations with historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic-serving colleges and universities, regional tribal colleges, and rural colleges.
UNMC has six colleges and two institutes, serving 3,486 students (2010-2011 enrollment) in more than two dozen programs. In 2009, U.S. News & World Report ranked UNMC's rural health medicine program 15th and its primary care program 17th. The university's physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy, and nursing programs also were ranked among the top in the country.
The mission of the University of Nebraska Medical Center is to improve the health of Nebraska through premier educational programs, innovative research, the highest quality patient care, and outreach to underserved populations.
John W. Reinhardt, D.D.S., M.S., M.P.H.
Dean, College of Dentistry
Now in its second century, the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Dentistry has a proud history of providing exceptional dental education and service to the community of Lincoln, the state of Nebraska, and the Great Plains region.
Located on the East Campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, the college offers training in the D.D.S. program, a B.S. degree in dental hygiene, and postgraduate training in the dental specialties of endodontics, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and periodontics, as well as a general practice residency. Our D.D.S. classes typically have 45 students. The relatively small class size fosters close interaction among our students and between students and faculty. More than 60 dedicated full-time faculty are involved in our educational and research programs. The UNMC College of Dentistry provides a strong clinical education based on sound scientific research.
National board scores are a measure of the high quality education students receive, and over the past 10 years the UNMC graduating classes have consistently ranked among the highest dental schools in the United States.
Bradley Britigan, M.D.
Dean, College of Medicine
The mission of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Medicine is to improve the health of Nebraskans through premier education programs, innovative research, quality patient care, and outreach to underserved populations. We strive to be a regional and national leader in the education of primary care health professionals, the application of information technology, and other major areas of healthcare need.
The College of Medicine has three programs of education including:
- Enhanced Medical Education Tracks (EMET)
Specialized training for students interested in aging, autoimmune diseases, HIV, preventive medicine, and underserved healthcare.
- M.D./M.P.H. Program
Exciting dual degree over five years for students wanting to make a difference for their patients and the community.
- M.D./Ph.D. Program
Prestigious dual degree over eight years that allows students to excel in medicine and research.
The goal of the College of Medicine is for its students to acquire the knowledge, skills, experiences, and new patterns of behavior that is required in today's rapidly changing healthcare system which emphasizes customer satisfaction, practice efficiency, cost management, preventive medicine, teamwork, and a spirit of collaboration between health professionals. These are uniquely exciting and rewarding times to enter the field of medicine. The UNMC College of Medicine is responsive to society's needs as an academic leader, shaping the future of healthcare education, research, and patient service.
Jennifer Larsen, M.D.
Vice Chancellor for Research
UNMC is the professional and scientific home of determined, brilliant researchers who work at the forefront of fields such as transplant medicine, cancer, neurodevelopment, and genomics.UNMC is the professional and scientific home of determined, brilliant researchers who work at the forefront of fields such as transplant medicine, cancer, neurodevelopment, and genomics.
With collaboration from a highly engaged community of skilled professionals and access to world-class facilities, UNMC researchers identify and focus on critical questions that lead to new knowledge and, in the long term, life-changing therapies. Breakthroughs like stem cell transplantation to treat cancer have proven critical to Nebraska, the nation, and the world.