About Us

Munroe-Meyer Institute

Welcome to the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) website. The Munroe-Meyer Institute for Genetics and Rehabilitation is located in Omaha, Neb., on the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) campus.

The origins of the Munroe-Meyer Institute can be traced back to 1922, founded as the Hattie Baker Munroe Home for Convalescing Crippled Children. Since becoming a part of UNMC in 1968, the institute expanded its mission to provide statewide services and supports to children and adults with disabilities, genetic disorders and special health care needs. In 1997 the Meyer Rehabilitation Institute (MRI) and the Hattie B. Munroe Pavilion merged and become the Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) for Genetics & Rehabilitation.

With approximately 230,000 people with disabilities in the state of Nebraska, the need for specialized programs and support services to improve their quality of life is vital. Our mission is to lead the world in transforming the lives of all individuals with disabilities and special health care needs, their families and communities through outreach, engagement, premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.  As Nebraska’s federally designated University Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service (UCEDD), the institute provides state-of-the-art services and supports across the state, and assists individuals and families in finding services in their local communities. In addition, MMI is a recipient of the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) grant and Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA), and is a designated National Institutes of Health-funded Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).

MMI has 14 departments with approximately 500 employees and provides over 50 types of clinical services. We are present at more than 40 locations across the state, and provide diagnosis and treatment to approximately 15,000 children and adults annually with greater than 70,000 clinical visits.  MMI utilizes an interdisciplinary team approach that assures a comprehensive service program. Parents, teachers, therapists and community service providers are involved in our team approach. MMI also provides statewide technical assistance and consultation to Nebraska public schools and other programs across the state that provide services to children, youth and adults with disabilities.

As an academic unit of UNMC, MMI is committed to training health care professionals who will provide future care to children and adults with disabilities. MMI provides advanced training to students in a variety of specialized educational programs. The institute has a strong commitment to applied and basic research related to the prevention and treatment of genetic disorders and developmental disabilities.

We look forward to being a resource for you and your family.

Sincerely,Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD


Karoly Mirnics, MD, PhD
Director, Munroe-Meyer Institute
University of Nebraska of Medical Center