Current Research

Dr. Phil Bierman and Lisa Muschall Brian

The Department of Internal Medicine has an active research program, with investigators involved in clinical, translational and basic science research. Our research funding from external sources is approximately $20 million annually.

Our research activities are based at both UNMC and the Omaha VA, and are within the 10 sub-specialties (divisions) of internal medicine.  The Divisions of Internal Medicine include: Cardiology; Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism; Gastroenterology and Hepatology; General Internal Medicine; Geriatrics and Gerontology; Infectious Diseases; Nephrology; Oncology and Hematology; Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep and Allergy; and Rheumatology and Immunology. Each division has individual representation on the department's Internal Medicine Research Council.