University of Nebraska Medical Center


We remain focused on the growth and wellness of our learners, faculty and staff.

Interim Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Jane Meza, PhD, works with a talented team of deans, faculty and staff to enhance UNMC's academic focus and create enriching experiences for our students and trainees.

Meet the Interim Vice Chancellor

Jane Meza, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert in health security and global engagement. She focuses on empowering faculty, staff and students to achieve success at UNMC and beyond.

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Mission & Vision

The UNMC Academic Affairs mission is to lead the world in the creation of enriching learning experiences for students and trainees, and cultivate the ongoing professional growth of faculty. It is our vision to make UNMC the most learner-centered health science center in the nation and across the globe.


Under Dr. Meza’s leadership, the Academic Affairs staff are responsible for: 

  • Academic oversight of the six different colleges and graduate studies
  • Development of new academic programs and growth of established programs 
  • Oversight of postdoctoral trainees' growth and professional development
  • Faculty development, mentoring opportunities, and promotions and tenure
  • Outreach efforts to rural Nebraskans and underserved minorities
  • Experiential training for the national and global community
  • Oversight of accreditation and assessment
  • Administration and dissemination of institutional data 
  • Management of compliance services
  • Oversight of all academic affiliation agreements (signatory authority)

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Impact in Education Awards

The UNMC Impact in Education Awards are the highest education-related awards conferred by UNMC. Sponsored by Academic Affairs, the eight awards recognize the dedication and ingenuity of our educators.

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