Distinguished Scientist Mark Mailliard, M.D.

January 11, 2017

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Mark Mailliard, M.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2015 Scientist Laureate, Research Leadership, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

The Distinguished Scientist Award

The Distinguished Scientist Award -- which is sponsored by the chancellor -- recognizes researchers who have been among the most productive scientists at UNMC during the past five years.

  • Name: Mark Mailliard, M.D.
  • Title: Professor and chief, UNMC Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, College of Medicine
  • Joined UNMC: September 1998
  • Hometown: Omaha

Research focus:
Hepatitis C infection

The goal of my research is to understand the natural history of hepatitis C and to eradicate the infection.

My research will make a difference because it promotes the cure of hepatitis C in all infected Nebraskans.

The best advice I've ever been given is to marry my wife, Mary.

Three things you may not know about me

  • I absolutely have to do the Sunday crossword puzzle.
  • I love to read fiction, especially historical and sci-fi.
  • I collect maps and atlases.


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Mary Gurney
January 15, 2017 at 7:40 PM

Congratulations Mark. So happy for you, and yes best advice was to marry Mary!

Kusum Kharbanda
January 14, 2017 at 9:01 AM


Christine McLouth
January 12, 2017 at 4:43 PM

What a wonderful acknowledgment of your intelligence, compassion and hard work! Congrats on this well deserved honor! Fred & Chris McLouth PS And you did get some great advice!

June Edwards and Bob Tucker
January 12, 2017 at 9:28 AM

Brother-in-law, uncle and friend ---smart, funny, caring, curious and a tiny bit weird (but only in the best way.) Congratulations. The Tucker-Edwards

John wagoner
January 12, 2017 at 9:07 AM

Well deserved! Represents a lot of hard work, angst and hope. Congratulations. John and Maureen Wagoner

Dina Ahmad
January 11, 2017 at 12:02 PM

Congratulations Dr. Mailliard! We are very proud! Dina

Christina Mailliard
January 11, 2017 at 10:52 AM

Congratulations Uncle Mark! -Christina

Mary Mailliard
January 11, 2017 at 9:52 AM

It's been a fun journey. Thanks for bringing me along! Mary