- 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.
- 14 Departments; approximately 550 employees.
- One of 67 Federally designated University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service (UCEDD) and one of 52 Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) programs.
- National Institute of Health (NIH) funded Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) supporting the development and evaluation of partnerships between biomedical scientists, science educators and community leaders that improve K-12 student and public understanding of the health sciences.
- Recipient of Human Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant to establish and support creation of over 40 primary care behavioral health integrated clinics across Nebraska.
- Five supporting philanthropic boards: MMI Board of Directors, Hattie B. Munroe Foundation, Meyer Foundation for Disabilities, Munroe-Meyer Guild, Scottish Rite Foundations of Nebraska.
- Greater than $42M yearly budget, more than $19M in federal, state grants and contracts, in excess of $3.7M/year in philanthropy.
- 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
- 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
- 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.