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The UNMC Department of Dermatology's mission is to go beyond standard therapies to provide extraordinary care for all patients with dermatologic conditions. Our physicians and researchers are on the cutting edge of clinical and translational research to bring therapies directly to patients.

Our research team has expertise in conducting clinical trials, clinical studies, epidemiologic, translational, and outcomes-based researchWe seek to “do that which only we can do” by focusing on research in skin cancer, rheumatologic and autoimmune conditions of the skin, inpatient dermatology, varicose veins, laser treatments, health outcomes, patient satisfaction, and beyond.

Support the Department of Dermatology with a charitable gift through the University of Nebraska Foundation.

For information about participating in a clinical trial or study or for students interested in research, please email dermresearch@unmc.edu.

Our Strategic Research Priorities

  • Skin Cancer & Prevention.
  • Translational Squamous Cell Carcinoma & Personalized High-Risk Skin Cancer Care.
  • Transplant Dermatology.
  • Infectious Disease Dermatology.
  • Global Health Security and Dermatology.
  • Autoimmune Skin Diseases.
  • Teledermatology.
  • Rural Dermatology / Access to Care.
  • Skin Organoid Program.
  • Microbiome of the Skin.

Our Research

Learn more about the different types of research being conducted through our department.