University of Nebraska Medical Center


The Department of Internal Medicine encourages scholarly activity and provides resources for UNMC trainees who want to pursue clinical and translational research or other scholarly activity.

Internal Medicine Education Intranet

Access resources specific to the Department of Internal Medicine education program.

Core Clinical Research Curriculum

Enroll in the UNMC Research Training Course at www.unmc.edu/canvas

GME Research Collaborative

The collaborative can assist house officers with many aspects of education research.

UNMC Research Handbook

A guide to navigating research at UNMC

Department of Internal Medicine Research Contacts by Division

Have a question about scholarly activity in a particular specialty field? Below is a list of "point people" for each division in the Department of Internal Medicine.



Allergy & Immunology 

Dr. Jill Poole

Cardiovascular Medicine 

Dr. Scott Lundgren

Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

Dr. Whitney Goldner

Gastroenterology & Hepatology

Dr. Alex Hewlett

Geriatrics, Gerontology and Palliative Medicine 

Dr. Thuy Koll

General Internal Medicine 

Dr. Amber Brown Keebler

Oncology & Hematology

Dr. Vijaya Bhatt/Dr. Matt Lunning

Hospital Medicine

Dr. Jason Shiffermiller

Infectious Diseases

Dr. Nico Cortes-Penfield/Dr. Trevor Van Schooneveld


Dr. Doug Franz

Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine  

Dr. Dustin Krutsinger

Rheumatology & Immunology

Dr. Ted Mikuls