Quick Facts

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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.

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

Clinical services  
  • More than 80,000 yearly services serving clients across the lifespan (75% takes place in the community).
  • More than 40 provider locations across the state (more than 30 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
  • 24 recreational therapy programs and clubs serving more than 450 families.
  • Volunteers in excess of 440 providing 13,600 service hours.
  • Laboratory tests:
    • Nearly 65,400 clinical genetics tests performed in 2020.
    • More than 130 genetic tests have been provided to 45 states nationwide and to four international locations.
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 10,000 participants in workshops, conferences, teleconferences and other community education activities in domestic and international forums in 2020.
  • 133 long-term trainees (doctoral, masters, interns).
  • Interdisciplinary training in 2020: 147 students, interns, residents and post-doctoral fellows for a total of 211,749 hours.
  • Over 3,500 long term students received training at MMI in the last seventeen years.
  • Students from over 40 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 $7.5M in federal research funding annually.
Community and outreach activities  
  • Annually more than 2,186 technical assistance service hours to community partners in LEND and UCEDD alone.
  • Approximately 75 community training activities (4,633 participants) in LEND and UCEDD.
Contact us  

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

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

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