Fast Facts

Munroe-Meyer Institute Fast Facts

Munroe-Meyer is a patient care centered, degree granting institute within the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) enterprise.

Get quick info about our history and organization.

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  • 1919 – The Society for the Relief of the Disabled formed a new charity dedicated to providing therapy and braces to children impacted by the polio epidemic.
  • 1922 – founded as the Hattie Baker Munroe Home for Convalescing Crippled Children.
  • 1997 – The Meyer Rehabilitation Institute (MRI) and the Hattie B. Munroe Pavilion become the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) for Genetics & Rehabilitation.
  • 2009 – MMI becomes an academic unit of UNMC.
  • 2021 – MMI moves into new location.

For more information about the history of MMI, view our History section.

Clinical services  
  • More than 90,000 yearly services serving clients across the lifespan (75% takes place in the community).
  • More than 35 provider locations across the state (more than 18 outside Omaha).
  • More than 50 types of services provided:
    • Academic and educational interventions
    • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
    • Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
    • Autism care for toddlers
    • Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) treatment
    • Behavioral health services
    • Community education
    • Dental
    • Developmental medicine
    • Early intervention
    • Family resources
    • Feeding and swallowing services
    • Genetic evaluation
    • Genetic counseling
    • Genetic testing
    • Health & Wellness
    • Motion analysis
    • Neonatal intensive care follow-up
    • Occupational therapy
    • Physical therapy
    • Recreational therapy
    • Rehabilitation services
    • Severe behavior services
    • Social skills services
    • Speech language pathology
    • Vision
  • 30 recreational therapy programs and clubs serving more than 425 families.
  • Volunteers in excess of 275 providing 9,730 service hours.
Education and research activities  
  • Involved in education of medical students, residents, fellows, interns, allied health professionals, PhD and MS students, college and high school students.
  • More than 9,700 participants in workshops, conferences, teleconferences and other community education activities in domestic and international forums in 2021.
  • 129 long-term trainees (doctoral, masters, interns).
  • Interdisciplinary training in 2021: 141 students, interns, residents and post-doctoral fellows for a total of 300 hours.
  • Over 3,500 long term students received training at MMI in the last fifteen years.
  • Students from over 50 universities and colleges nationwide.
  • More than 130 courses and seminars taught by our faculty.
  • Approximately 40 faculty involved, clinical and translational research activities.
  • More than 140 clinical and research fellows were trained at MMI in the last fifteen years.
  • More than $5M in federal research funding annually.
Community and outreach activities  
  • Annually more than 2,700 technical assistance service hours to community partners in LEND and UCEDD alone.
  • Approximately 110 community training activities (4,861 participants) in LEND and UCEDD.
State of the Institute address  

Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD, director of the Munroe-Meyer Institute, presents an annual State of the Institute address open to the UNMC community and the public, offering a look at MMI’s accomplishments from the past year and our goals and endeavors for the upcoming year and beyond.

The event also provides the opportunity for MMI’s community colleagues, clients and families to offer input, suggestions and inspiration.

Watch a recording of the January 2022 virtual address.

Contact us  

Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD
Hattie B. Munroe Professor
Director, UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute
402-559-5702  |  Email Dr. Mirnics

Amy Nordness, PhD, CCC-SLP
Associate Director, UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute
402-559-6651  |  Email Dr. Nordness

For general inquires or feedback, please email the Munroe-Meyer Institute.