University of Nebraska Medical Center

Center Resources

The Alcohol Center of Research-Nebraska (ACORN) is supported by a rich environment of collaborative resources.

Become a Member
Now accepting applications to become a member of ACORN! Open to all faculty who would like to become active members of the center and faculty with interest in research topics centered around translational work of how external exposures in the environment interact with alcohol to cause and/or exacerbate injury (including age, nutritional status, obesity, infection, smoking, pathogens), are particularly encouraged to seek membership. Click for more information and to apply.

Omaha VA Medical Center

Nebraska Intestinal Liver Biobank

Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health



University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Nebraska Research Initiative (NRI)

Nebraska Center for Integrated Biomolecular Communication

UNMC Resources

UNMC Rapid Autposy Program (RAP)

UNMC Biobank

UNMC Pathology and Microbiology services

UNMC College of Public Health

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center

BioCore Services

The center's biospecimen core aids in the collection, archiving and disbursement of samples. It also facilitates an accessible library of archived tissue and pertinent available data from animal and human studies.

  • Animal Studies
    • Data coordination
    • Sample processing and archiving
    • Cell isolation support
    • Tissue characterization support
  • Human Studies
    • Biobank
    • Cell isolation support
    • Translational model development support
    • Sample procurement from other biobanks
  • Innovation
    • Provide human serum, tissue and precision-cut tissue (lung, liver) slices
    • Isolate primary human and animal cells (hepatocytes, myocytes, AECs)