The Nebraska Center for Substance Abuse Research at UNMC promotes and facilitates research in understanding the consequences and prevention of drug abuse and neurodegenerative diseases.

The mission of the center is to bring the power of science and research to bear on drug abuse and addiction, thereby improving the quality of life of the affected individuals, while reducing the health care costs in the state of Nebraska through innovative collaborative basic and clinical research, premier education programs, and outreach to those suffering from addiction.

Goals of the Center

  • To train and mentor early stage investigators to transition as established investigators in the area of substance abuse;

  • To train students in all aspects of substance abuse research;

  • To provide pilot funds to support cross-campus collaborations among basic and clinician scientists;

  • To foster trans-institutional collaborations; and

  • To procure National Institute of Drug Abuse funding.

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