Distinguished Scientist: Wayne Stuberg, P.T., Ph.D.

February 08, 2018

Image with caption: Wayne Stuberg, Ph.D.

Wayne Stuberg, Ph.D.

This profile is part of a series to highlight the researchers who will be honored at a ceremony for UNMC's 2017 Scientist Laureate, Distinguished Scientist and New Investigator Award recipients.

  • Name: Wayne Stuberg, P.T., Ph.D.
  • Title: Professor and associate director, Munroe-Meyer Institute; MMI director of clinical services; director of the University Center for Developmental Disabilities
  • Joined UNMC: 1978-80 and 1984 to present
  • Hometown: Omaha

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.

Research focus:
Intellectual and developmental disabilities

The goal of my research is: To provide children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities the opportunity to reach their highest level of independence that is possible and that they desire.

My research will make a difference because: It will help society focus on the framework of caring for all citizens in a fair and equitable manner.

The best advice I've ever been given is: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

Three things you may not know about me are:

  • One of my hobbies is restoration work in our historic Omaha home.
  • I am a Mason.
  • I played football for the Cornhuskers in the '70s.


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Dee Valenti
February 16, 2018 at 6:18 AM

Congratulations Wayne- you do so much to help so many families! Dee Valenti

Aileen Warren
February 13, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Congratulations! What a wonderful honor.

Linda Sobeski
February 13, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Congratulations, Wayne!

Rick Spellman
February 12, 2018 at 11:21 AM

Wayne, Congratulations. You do so many good things for children and MMI. Onward. Rick

Deb Timm
February 11, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Congrats Wayne! Thanks for making a difference in the lives of so many.

Dawna Daily
February 09, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Congratulations and thank you for your commitment to those with ID.

William Lawlor
February 08, 2018 at 5:55 PM

Wayne, You are a model faculty member. Your contributions to UNMC are so obvious.

Rebecca Rae Anderson
February 08, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Kudos to a stellar scientist, health care professional, and teacher. And an all-around great guy.

Dan Grice
February 08, 2018 at 11:55 AM

Congratulations, Dr. Stuberg!

Jenny Burt
February 08, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Congratulations Wayne on this well-deserved honor!

John Keenan
February 08, 2018 at 10:22 AM

Congratulations, Wayne, on this honor and all your great work.

Tom O'Connor
February 08, 2018 at 10:17 AM

Kudos, Wayne! Great to see you get the recognition you deserve!

Ted Roche
February 08, 2018 at 10:07 AM

Congratulations, Wayne. I am so pleased with your accomplishments over the years, my friend.

Karen Stiles
February 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM

Congrats, Wayne!! Well deserved!

Catherine Mello
February 08, 2018 at 9:19 AM

Congratulations Wayne! Thanks for all you do!

Carol Russell
February 08, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Congratulations!! Well deserved!! Carol Russell

Alice Weyant
February 08, 2018 at 5:06 AM

Congratulations Wayne